Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu claimed in an interview, Yeni Safak reports, that the US has helped the Syrian Kurdish socialist party, the PYD, with $2 billion over the past three years. He also claimed that internal conflict is being fueled in Turkey between Sunni Muslims and Alevis.
He said that Turkey is “in a strategic geography”, referring to its geographical location and was quick to usurp ancient civilizations in today’s Turkish lands, which were known to be non-Turkish, but that never stopped the Turkish state from appropriating them.
“The most fundamental defining factor of the country is our culture.” he said.
What Turkish civilization, anyone who has read five lines of history might reasonably ask.
He then accused the United States of trying to create a conflict between Turks and Kurds.
“Why did the US help the PYD with $2 billion in the last three years?” he said, adding that “Turkey is trying to weaken itself from the Sunni-Alevi conflict.”
“We came to a Turkey where these rifts were triggered at the beginning of the 21st century.
“Since the beginning of the century, our President has experienced and felt these in the past and Tayyip Erdoğan kept them as the first issue because he knew them.
»Turkey has presented and continues a consensus that suits those who try to weaken Turkey through the Turko-Kurdish, precisely that culture and geography.
“The second issue is the Alevi-Sunni issue, the third is the secular-anti-secular issue.
»Turkey has done well as a nation after the coup of February 28, which was not entirely suitable for the structure of this country and was defined as postmodern. He managed the society as a whole well,” he said.
“…the Alevi-Sunni issue: Between 2008 and 2010, the prime minister of this country, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, faced the third fault, which they thought they could activate whenever they wanted, during his mayoralty from 2008 onwards , with the same understanding and the same logic.
(…) Can everyone in this country say that I am Kurdish? Does anyone have such concerns? Today people are marginalized and diverse in expression, no.
“We have a Kurdish governor, we have a Kurdish police chief. We have an Alevi regional governor.”
Of course, he did not mention how many elected Kurdish mayors and parliamentarians are in prison.
“We have an Armenian regional governor. We have governor Jafari. We have an Uzbek Turk governor.
“We would like to hire regional governor candidates who present themselves as Alevis,” he said.
Why did he mention all this? Because they fear, they tremble, that the dismemberment of multinational Turkey is approaching.