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October 2, 2021

State of the Current Turkish/U.S. Strategic Relationship-an opinion by Behcet Kaya

Last June at the NATO summit President Erdogan and President Biden met. Biden wanted Turkey to run in and protect Hamid Karzai airport in Kabul. Turkey would have accepted that with the conditions that it had put forward, but it has not come to fruition.

The reason? The U.S. wanted to pull Turkey into an Afghan quagmire.

How? The U.S made a deal with the Taliban securing an 80-thousand strong Taliban army and an Afghan National Army with about 300-thousand. The U.S. plan was to leave Afghanistan knowing that the Taliban and Afghan armies would clash leaving the Turkish armed forces in the middle while protecting Hamid Karzai airport.

Turkey is currently in Syria and Afghanistan would be another front for them to protect. Great plan by the U.S.

The purpose? To weaken Turkey so that in the 2023 elections, with the support of opposition party, Erdogan would be gone.

The result? Turkey would be managed the way it was before.

By the way, the U.S. used the same plan to pull Turkey into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

But the plan did not work this time. At least not the way the U.S. expected. The Taliban has very quickly taken over and now controls all of Afghanistan.

The U.S. pulling out of Afghanistan was a sham and an embarrassment. Not only that, but to the NATO allies, the U.S. created and left a mess and is shamed in the eyes of the world.

I expect that the U.S. and Turkey will eventually clash; the war between the two countries is inevitable. In fact is already happening. The U.S., with no right to do so, invaded Syria and now controls the most profitable section of the country with its terror group PKK/YPG. The oil extracted from the Syrian land helps pay for the weapons the U.S. supplies to the PKK/YPG.

The U.S. is getting ready. They will attack Turkey from the Syrian northern front. In northern Greece in the port city of DEDE AGAC, which is 40 kilometers from Turkey’s western border, the U.S. has accumulated 500 tanks, Apache helicopters, and many armored vehicles. Their carriers with naval air power are pretending to cover against the Russian front, but it is all a ruse to get ready for combat with the Turks.

Furthermore with all this activity the U.S. is going against the Lozan Agreement which states that the twelve islands in the Aegean Sea are supposed to be arms free. They are now heavily armed by Greeks and the U.S. wants to have military bases on them. These islands are just off shore off the coast of Turkey.

The U.S. already has a base on the island of Crete. Its carriers patrol the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. It supplies weapons to Southern Cyprus. In other words, the U.S has surrounded Turkey.

To me, this clearly indicates preparation to attack. That is why the U.S. does not want to sell an air defense system to Turkey, nor does it want Turkey to buy from other sources, i.e. S-400 system.

What does US want? It wants Turkey to pull back from Libya, from Syria, and to stop air strikes in northern Iraq with the intention of destroying the PKK arms buildup. It wants Turkey not to protect its offshores.

It wants Turkey to stop developing its defense arms and be dependent on the U.S. It wants Turkey to stop its close cooperate with Russia.

Turkey is supposed to be a partner to the U.S. and a NATO ally. But let’s look at the realities. Russia built a nuclear power plant in Turkey. Russia built steel factories in Turkey. The reality is Turkey as a border with Russia.

As an ally, what has the U.S. done for Turkey? It sank a Turkish military ship and apologized. In a Rambo-style attack it humiliated Turkish Special Forces. It formally recognized the Armenian genocide tall tale. Any time the Turks want to buy something from the U.S., the powerful Armenian and Greek senators and congressmen in D.C. stand up against it.

In reality what kind of strategic partner is this? The U.S. is the enemy of 85 million Turks!

It wants Turkey to behave!

But that is not happening. That is why the Pentagon generals and Biden are gesticulating furiously with nostrils flaring, veins throbbing at their temples, and their neck veins swelling dangerously.

The American media is now lashing out at Erdogan and has started publishing lies that Turkey is no longer a democracy and that some of its politicians have formed a front called, “Turkish Democracy” to weaken and overthrow Erdogan. The U.S. puppets inside Turkey already are singing the song the U.S. has put forward. Like all opposition parties that the U.S. supports, they are already criticizing Erdogan’s expansionist policies.

So, there you have it. Combat between Turkey and the U.S. is inevitable.

We shall see how this game plays out in the near future.