Since we are under “multinational attacks,” then we too have no other option but to build a multinational front or fronts. Seeing that they are coming to our county, our region under “coalitions,” under “alliances,” we have no other option but to form “coalitions” and “alliances.”
Seeing as July 15 was a “multinational intervention,” February 28 was a multinational intervention, the plans to weaken our country’s borders through the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are each a multinational intervention, the preparations for a “Turkey front” in northern Syria is a multinational project and the scenario to divide four countries at once through the garrison map planned to be formed here is a Western multinational project, our line of defense against all these and shaping our attempts to resist against all these through multinational chains of alliance is an obligation.
Turkey has grown a lot and will continue to grow a lot further
If they are coming with coalitions, if they are intervening with dozens of states, then we need to take action together with the whole region. Turkey is a very strong country; it is a rapidly growing and strengthening country. It is a country that is expanding its influence, which scares the engineers of all these projects. But with a strong region, as a strong Turkey in the region, it can overcome this struggle.
Nation-state models will no longer be enough, neither for our region which is undergoing reconstruction nor for the world of the future whose power map is being reshaped. No country in the East or the West chooses to resist against the world of the future with such a model anymore.
Turkey must activate its ‘circle’
It is in a haste to accumulate power with horrific hunger, to carry the claims and circles of the past to today, to spread outside the narrow state perception of the 20th century and to expand. Some of the countries that do not have such a “circle” are trying to form power through strengthening the far right-wing.
But Turkey is one of the countries with the vastest regions. It is a country that has traces, heritage, a “circle” and friends in three continents. No other country in the region has such influence. If these lands, which have been the fortress of resistance since the Seljuks, and this nation, which forms the political genetic of rise, are going to rise again, then it must activate this “circle.”
We must act with a ‘nation’ perception that surpasses our borders
They are trying to confine us into Anatolia. They know that if they succeed in this, if they control Turkey, they are going to control the entire region. “Forcing us to relive the 20th century, confine us into the borders of the nation-state” once again, is one of their greatest projects.
But, with this format, we know that we cannot remain standing in the storm of the 21st century. We know that we have to act with a “nation” perception that surpasses Turkey’s borders. We know that we have to build a joint regional identity and that we need to spread the resistance to the entire region.
This is why we are fighting against terrorism in Afrin and the multinational front. This is why we are going back and forth from East Africa to the Balkans, from the Middle East to Central Asia.
The further you stretch out your hand, the more power you will accumulate
The world of the future is going to be very tough. We are going to see how even countries that are living in welfare today, that have no security concerns are going to topple over in time. The conflict areas to form are going to be region to region rather than state to state, and these are going to develop very fast, almost leading to a shock effect. Preparing for such a world requires changing the game, it requires extraordinary action. We need to sense these things and prepare for the worst.
This is what Turkey is trying to do. It knows that all the attacks targeting it, the waves of terror, attempts to siege from the border are a “multinational project.” It knows that the era of stopping threats only at the zero point of the border has ended. It knows that the further it stretches out its hand, the more power it is going to gain.
‘Powerful Turkey’ is not enough for us, we also need a ‘’powerful region’
Turkey is gaining power on the inside. Ever since July 15, 2016, a social axis of resistance formed against the common enemy. We now see this in the Afrin operation. The PKK is seen as a foreign threat, as a weapon of the U.S./Europe, and a struggle in northern Syria is considered homeland defense. This mental revolution is a great power. As the state mind is becoming nationalized, it feeds on this power.
We can build a strong Turkey. But this will not suffice for us. We must spread Turkey’s area of influence and shape a “strong region.” Defending Anatolia will be possible through our region’s stability. Defending Istanbul will be measured with Sarajevo’s power, with Baghdad’s power.
We must follow a road map in the form of “strong Turkey,” then “strong region” and after that, “strong world.” Our strength in the world is going to take shape with both our power and the region's power; we can never forget this.
Resistance islets should be established all around the region
But what kind of a power can be built in this region? How much of a cooperation is possible with the states in the region? Is there any country that can act on its own, that will choose to resist Western occupation? Unfortunately, only a few. So, then, what must we do?
If not with states, governments, we are going build power with the people, the masses in these countries, in our circles and in our region. We are going to create “resistance islets” everywhere our hand reaches. These resistance islets are a fatal obligation. We are going to widespread a language of discourse and a political stance. If the countries in the region do not cooperate, we are going to identify a regional nationality.
We never said ‘I’ for a thousand years, we always said ‘we’
All the countries in our region were brought to this state through those “multinational attacks.” They were invaded, civil wars were caused and deep social separations, polarization were formed through the ethnic and sectarian identities. All the interventions targeting Turkey from February 28 to July 15 are “multinational attacks.”
Up until today, our country remained standing, increased its power, accelerated its march and a surprising rise started. The more it grew, the more its claims grew, the greater the fight became. We are currently in a period where the fight is growing to the utmost. We are facing 1,000 variations of this scenario in northern Syria.
We stretched our hand out for this. We stretched it out to those who are close to us. We went next to them, to their hearts; we became guests in their homes. We are trying to remind them that we are a “we.” Because for a thousand years, we never said “I” in this region. The Seljuk Empire, the Ottoman Empire, Turkey all happened because we said “we.”
This is the struggle of the 21st century. The world will see us once again
We are not only defending the homeland, we are fighting for the region. We are trying to build a region. We are drawing a road map, building a line of solidarity for Iraq, for Syria and for the other countries in the region. We are reaching further out, trying to reach the depths of Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the Pacific regions.
A multinational front, a solidarity line is necessary and we are traveling the world for this. Do not be mistaken, the states in the region do not have that solidarity line. That resistance line is going to be established with our region’s cities, streets, neighborhoods and villages. This is why resistance islets are going to be formed everywhere we can reach.
Do we not always say, we are actually fighting for the 21st century?
And, we are a rising power, a history-making power.
The world is going to see us once again.