Comments 16:42 29/07/2011

Apology seeking Erdogan and indulgent world

 It turns out that Recep Tayyip Erdogan adores demanding an apology. Some trivial studies reveal that the Turkish leader demands apologies from foreign countries and their leaders, too.

In Google search engine Erdogan’s name has been referred to about 17 million times, yet 1.7 million of which brings the following result – “Erdogan wants an apology”. Agree, that a head of a country which is involved in G20, owns the second largest army in NATO, is long for a dominant position in the region and a leader’s role in Turkish and Islamic world, has declared a strategy titled “zero problems with neighbors” and yet wastes 10% of his activities on demanding apology from the surrounding, needs a different specialist to examine him. Yet, leave this to the psychologists and return to politics.

To diagnose the situation answers, based on some examples, should be found – who, why, what and from whom? So the answer to the first and the last questions is obvious – Erdogan demands an apology. To find answers for the rest of stuff internet again hurries to help. The Turkish PM, according to internet studies, has demanded an apology from at least three countries.

The fire over the third case is still burning. Turkish PM demands an apology from the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, who, in a meeting with youth in Tsaghkadzor, called the Western Armenia …Western Armenia. This episode, surely, is worthless to concentrate on. First, the case is new and fresh, and still absorbs assessments and commentaries. Second, it concerns to Armenians, and the emotions may be hindering to give impartial assessments. We would only notice that Erdogan’s absurd demand has been widely covered by the international media and mainly ironically.

Anyway, let’s review Erdogan’s demands for apology to others. The demands addressed to Israel are surely worth to cover. They appeared in the middles of the previous year in the context of Mavi Marmara. Though the investigation over the incident isn’t yet terminated, Turkish PM has been demanding apology from Israel and making threats in their address. It was a couple of days ago when Erdogan threatened to apply “Plan B”. So, we aren’t sure we know what it is. Instead, it’s obvious that Erdogan’s tactics isn’t justified. Israel hasn’t apologies and doesn’t plan to – Israelis have massively declines any vacation in Turkey damaging Turkish tourism industry and finally, Turkey has understood they should quit their initiative of a second “Ship of Peace”.

And the second demand for apology is addressed to Germany and its Chancellor Angela Merkel. Turkish PM was angry in January when Mrs. Merkel arrived in Cyprus and emphasized that the North of the island is invaded by Turkey and that Ankara doesn’t make efforts to normalize the conflict. In this respect, Erdogan hasn’t only demanded apology from Mrs. Merkel but warned to restore her historical knowledge.


But, Mrs. Merkel didn’t apology for her statement, and yet has paid a visit to Turkey, where she expressed concerns over Turkish negotiations with the EU and Ankara’s incapability to put forth necessary efforts. German Chancellor didn’t say anything about Cyprus and her viewpoint over history.

These two episodes highlight Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s image as a very emotional statesman, who has partial approach towards facts, demonstrates blast of anger towards absolute truth and performs inadequate response. Turkish PM made some other “acts of heroism” during the recent two years. He threatened to deport Armenians from Turkey in 2009 and 2010.

In 2009 when the international court declared sanctions against Sudanese President al Bashir, caliming he committed genocide against his people, Erdogan declared that “a Muslim cannot commit genocide” and invited him to Turkey. In response to this, the world focused on the massacre of Christian people committed under Ottoman dynasty. Those documents claimed that more than 2 million Armenians and 300 thousand Greeks were killed in Turkey from 1900-1923 on the basis of national belonging.

World is still indulgent and doesn’t demand any apology from Ankara…



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