Stanislav Tarasov, 20 August 2017, 11:36 – REGNUM
The president of the Turkish reserve officers’ organization, retired general lieutenant Erdogan Karakoush, said that “the independence of Kurdistan is not in the interests of Armenia”. According to him, “Armenia has never abandoned its dream of recreating a mythical” Greater Armenia “.
He said that “if the outcome of the referendum results in the constitution of an independent state, this will constitute an uncomfortable situation for Armenia” because “a Kurdish state on the map may thwart the faith of the Armenians as to a” Armenia “since the Armenians as well as the Kurds claim to the territories of the east of Turkey”
Let us proceed to some important details. The Kurdish leadership of the autonomous region of Iraq, despite opposition from the central government in Baghdad, “the discreet” warnings of the United States and some of its European allies, the open protests of Turkey and Iran, is organizing a referendum on independence on 25 September. For the time being, it is a question of creating not a “Great Kurdistan” but only an independent Kurdish state in northern Iraq. And this project is on the eve of realization. This undoubtedly stimulates the Kurdish movement on the scale of the whole Near East.
Experts at the Central Asia Monitor study center estimate that in addition to Iraq – before the start of the “Arab Spring” and the Syrian crisis “conditions for a political and other struggle had matured only in the Kurdish circles of Turkey.
This is why Ankara initially tried to play with “his” Kurds, but did not concern himself with carrying out important changes in the economic, political and administrative-economic fields of the south-east, territorial. And when, at the beginning of the Syrian crisis, President Bashar Assad granted broad rights to the Syrian Kurds, Ankara was in the “Kurdish vice” between Iraq and Syria. This has led the Kurdish forces of the border region, which already fraternized, to form a block of importance and threatening for the Turkish government.
Paradoxically, “the formation of DAECH (an organization whose activity is prohibited in the Russian Federation) has contributed to the modernization of the Kurdish problem. Thus, many Turkish experts and representatives of the military have begun to express their fears about the prospect of two internal political errors committed by the ruling party headed by Turkish President Regep Taïp Erdogan.
The first of them: during the Iraq war in 2003 Turkey, after signing the Treaty of Lausanne, July 24, 1923, followed the American provisions that the Kurdish movement became a politically and geopolitically independent player in the Middle East .
The second: Ankara has taken an active part in what is called “Arab revolutions” based on the goals proposed by the West. The calculation of Erdogan, thinking that he alone succeeded in dominating the Kurdish problem by weakening the Kurdish unity both in Turkey and abroad, could not succeed. Potential formation is emerging as a result of Iraqi Kurdistan: even if it is only a Kurdish autonomy in Syria – (and in prospect a union in Iraqi Kurdistan as an independent state), it can be an important step in the reconsideration of the boundaries drawn up during the Lausanne Peace Treaty.
At present, the Turkish SMI is already discussing the issue of the unfixed boundaries of “Great and Little Kurdistan” as well as the Kurdish ethnic unit identity. On this subject the President of the Organization of Reserve Officers of Turkey, General-Retired Lieutenant Karakoush, decided to recall the “Greater Armenia” project, trying to convince an independent Kurdish state not only to create inconvenience to Armenia but will lead to conflicts between Kurds and Armenians in eastern Turkey because they consider this region to belong to them. The important thing here is to understand that Turkey is trying to play the Armenian “map” as a lesser evil rather than seeing a Kurdish state forming on its soil.
It is estimated that the march of events may mean the one hand the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations and also the predisposition to recognize obsolete the Treaties of Moscow and Kars, signed by Ataturk, which determined the boundaries of the three the countries of Transcaucasia and Turkey. After this stage, the borders between the so-called independent state “Great Kurdistan”, Turkey and the countries of the Transcaucasia can be settled at the Turkish, Kurdish and Transcaucasian levels. Thirdly, it is not excluded that the West will develop an information campaign “concerning the true friends of the Armenian people” with the aim of destroying Armenian-Russian relations in order to deprive Yerevan of the help of Moscow.
It is practically possible to gradually transform Turkey into the new Yugoslavia. Yeni Cag, Turkish newspaper, wrote: “It requires Turkish to get used to the fact that for them the Middle East could stop in Gaziantep (city in southern Turkey – ST)” As Turkey, having lost all his allies, is obliged to direct an alliance with Russia and Iran, in the direction of Syria, not wishing to break with the United States for the moment. But the creative process of “an independent Kurdistan” is underway.
Asked how and under what banner it will work.