As the U.S. becomes isolated, the European Union (EU) and Turkey are about to meet on a new ground. As a matter of fact, new formations are about to be rapidly established against the U.S. Nobody pays attention to the world gendarme U.S. shaking its finger anymore.
Wouldn't you agree?
If you remember, a vote was held at the United Nations (UN) after the U.S. decided to move its embassy to Jerusalem. And the outcome of the vote was greatly discussed.
Right before the voting on Dec. 21, 2017, President Donald Trump threatened all countries receiving American support, saying he would cease aid to them if they voted against the U.S.
However, despite Trump's threat, the vote resulted in a victory for Turkey and Palestine.
That evening, the news was announced on websites as:
"Following the U.S.'s Jerusalem decision, a resolution was approved at the UN General Assembly's emergency meeting, calling the U.S. to withdraw its decision. The non-binding resolution was accepted with 128 votes against nine. Thirty-five countries abstained.
In addition to the U.S. and Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Micronesia, Palau, and Togo were the other countries that supported Trump's Jerusalem decision.
Meanwhile, 35 countries abstained:
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, the Bahamas, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Haiti, Hungary, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lithuania, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Trinidad Tobago, Tuvalu, South Sudan, Uganda, Vanuatu.”
The event that took place at the UN on the last days of 2017 sheds light on what happened the previous day.
The US can no longer persuade by using threats or weapons
Even the countries that were receiving support from the U.S. had voted against it. Also, on the same day, a few countries, whose names we heard for the first time and have no idea where they are on the world map, had supported the U.S.: Nauru for example.
I know it is still too early to make statements such as, "The American age is ending; the U.S. is getting tense. It is falling." However, the new "anti-terrorism concept," which was developed using the 2001 attack on the twin towers as an excuse, brought nothing but chaos to the Muslim world in particular.
In addition to this, the U.S., which regressed economically after the 2008 global crisis, chose to survive by preventing the "free movement of goods and capital" with Trump.
These two events are signs that the American age is in a difficult situation. It is true, the American community is becoming wealthier again with Trump. But similarly, the world's prosperous communities are even struggling as a result of Trump's new economy war. Yet, the oil-producing countries that submit to threats and extortion are busy paying an extra fine every day.
There’s an Erdoğan who says “justice” to Trump who wants to doctrinize anarchy
The previous day, Trump showed off in his own way to all countries at the UN. He ironically declared that he rejects the doctrine of globalization. He said, "Socialism is bad." He said, "Oil prices are high." He said "America." He said "nation-state."
The most extensive analysis on Trump's statements was written in our newspaper, Yenişafak, by Mr. Zekeriya Kurşun.
Here is how Mr. Kurşun ends his article:
"(...) Despite all its contradictions, this speech must certainly not be taken lightly. But as a result, it requires us to ask, 'Is history perhaps repeating itself from a different geography?'
In contrast to Trump's protectionist, aggressive and interventionist, peace and international cooperation-sabotaging, trade restricting speech, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's speech that underlines justice, human rights, inequality in income distribution, and proposes more international cooperation and free trade, is reminiscent of the previous century.
Former U.S. President Wilson had set off in 1919 to establish the League of Nations, defending peoples' right to determine their own fate, as well as ‘open door’ policies against the Europeans who would gather in Paris with all their pride and determine the fate of oppressed nations.
Could history, after a century, be preparing a process that will lead the UN to restructure upon the call of Erdoğan, who has put forth the principle of ‘The world is bigger than five.’” (27.09.2018 Yeni Şafak.) (The complete article: https://www.yenisafak.com/en/columns/zekeriyakursun/what-is-trump-saying-2046650)
The event at the UN in the last days of 2017, followed by what happened at the general assembly meeting the day before, are signs that humanity has reached a new stage.
We are either going to see those who trust the guns in their hand and the terror they spread, and who bark at anyone who crosses their way, take over the world... Or those, like Wilson, who paved the way for the establishment of the League of Nations a century ago, bravely throw themselves forward and make true the statement, "The world is bigger than five."
Wasn’t the world reestablished a few times in the last 300 years?
İsmet İnönü, who spoke to Time magazine on April 16, 1964, had said, "Unless allies change their attitude, the Western alliance may collapse... A new world will be established under new conditions and Turkey will find its place in this new world."
The speech President Erdoğan gave at the UN, as well as the statements he made to both American and German medias, show that Turkey is insistent on the theory of "A new world will be established and Turkey will take its place in it."
Then again, wasn't the world even reestablished a few times in the last 300 years?