Al-Darzi excludes concession by Turkish occupation from his colonial plans for reconciliation with Damascus – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

A number of officials from the Turkish occupation state led by Deputy Interior Minister Ismail Çatakli, accompanied by the governor of the city of Gaziantep and Kilis, visited the occupied countryside in northern Aleppo.

This tour is not the first of its kind. Turkish occupation officials have continued their tours of occupied Syrian areas after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the plan for the so-called “voluntary return project for one million Syrian refugees” last May. .

Through this project, the Turkish occupation state seeks to expel Syrian refugees in Turkey to occupied Syrian areas with the aim of changing the demographics of these areas.

A flagrant violation of all international standards

The Turkish occupation’s Deputy Interior Minister spoke about what he described as the importance of a “normal life” in these areas, and the extent of its impact on the project of “voluntary return that the government of his country seeks to implement.

Along with the speech of the Occupation’s Deputy Interior Minister on “normal life” and his country’s promotion of the so-called safe zone, the occupied areas witnessed bloody fighting between groups of mercenaries during days.

The Syrian political activist and writer from Damascus, Dr. Ahmed Al-Darzi, spoke about this, saying: “This visit of the Turkish Deputy Minister of Interior to the Al-Rai region, in the countryside north of Aleppo, is an expression of the nature of Turkish policy towards Syria in general, in particular that the Turkish official represents an official body, a ministry of the interior, concerned with internal matters, because he This is a visit that bears a flagrant violation of all international norms and an attack on the sovereignty of States by perpetuating a reality contrary to its people.

Although it speaks of reconciliation, Turkey will not abandon its project

This visit is accompanied by discussions on reconciliation between the Turkish occupation and the government of Damascus, where reports indicate that the two sides have begun to take preliminary measures, including the change of the Turkish occupation of the officials of the file to its Foreign Ministry, in conjunction with the fact that “Tahrir al-Sham” mercenaries on the ground opened routes to trade crossings with Damascus government forces. While the latter transferred Bashar al-Jaafari from deputy foreign minister to his ambassador in Moscow, to lead his government’s delegation in the planned talks in Russia, according to reports.

The Syrians wonder about the capacity of the Damascus government to push the Turkish occupier to abandon its ambitions and its project and to expel its forces which occupy many Syrian regions.

On the objectives of this tour, Al-Darzi considers that they are diverse, explaining: “It is sent to a group of local, regional and international parties, at the local level, and it is a clear message to Damascus, that the negotiations and ongoing attempts between Syria and Turkey to achieve reconciliation will not be to the detriment of the Turkish project. , to establish an area belonging to him in accordance with the Milli pact, called the security zone.

As for the second message, Al-Darzi continued, “it is addressed to the Syrians inside Turkey and in those areas, which are under the control of the Syrian armed organizations, supported by Ankara, and that Turkey will not abandon them. not, and that the security zone will be a solution for the Syrian refugees, by settling them in the areas that it seeks to annex to it permanently in the years to come, and the other message is also addressed to the regional powers that reconciliation with Damascus will not be there. at the expense of the Turkish project.

Al-Rai area turned into “Joban Bey” .. a real feat for the Milli Pact

It should be noted during this tour that the official Turkish media referred to the Syrian region of Al-Ra’i as “Joban Bey”, in reference to “Joban Mustafa Pasha”, one of the men of the Ottoman Empire , which confirms that Turkey considers the occupied Syrian areas as part of Turkish international lands and that it has started to apply the Milli Pact from the Al-Rai region and all occupied Syrian regions.

In 2003, after coming to power, the then Turkish President, Abdullah Gül, said in an interview with a Turkish newspaper: “It is out of the question to stifle Turkey inside Anatolia and to lock him up there; Turkey’s full borders are not the official borders, Turkey’s influence and interests extend beyond its borders.”

And when we asked Gul: Is it neo-Ottoman? He said: “Whatever its description, the Balkans, the Middle East and Central Asia are areas that concern us closely, and Turkey cannot be locked up in Anatolia.”

On July 15, 2012, Erdogan said: “They ask us the reasons for our concern for Syria. The answer is very simple, because we are a country that was founded on the rest of the Ottoman Empire. We are the descendants of the Seljuks, the Ottomans, we are throughout history the grandchildren of our ancestors who fought.”

On January 11, 2018, Erdogan said: “Northern Syria was within the limits of the Milli pact…”.

The Syrian political activist and writer commented on this saying: “When Turkey calls this region Joban, it confirms with clear evidence, that this region has become, indeed and categorically, from where there is no return , as a purely Turkish region and the Milli pact is a reality that has been worked on since its entry into Jarablus on August 24, 2016, then the occupation of the rest of the areas in Afrin, Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad, in addition to Idlib occupied by armed Islamist groups, who control it, the MMilliPact is rapidly being drawn up and considers that they have accomplished much of it, waiting for a new opportunity to occupy the rest of the areas.

The annexation of the occupied territories on the borders of the Turkish state

Syrians fear a repeat of the Iskenderun scenario in these areas, where a nominal referendum will be held to despoil them and annex them to the borders of the Turkish state, with the consent of the international powers that remain silent on these practices.

Dr. Ahmed Al-Darzi concluded his speech by saying: “It is clear that the Turkish policies followed in these areas continue, and this confirms, through this visit, that the region has definitively become part of the borders of the Turkish State, including the Syrians who are there, or who will be transferred there, and that the problem of Syrian refugees inside Turkey will be solved by transferring them to Turkey in order to use them in the fight upcoming election for the presidency of the Turkish state.”



Michael A. Bynum