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Editorial

Time for Humanity to Come to Its Senses Regarding Erdoğan

September 25, 2022

The UN Secretary General has warned the members of the international organization that the world is facing chaos and an unprecedented crisis.

A crisis so deep, that for the first time a member of the UN Security Council threatens humanity even with the use of nuclear weapons if it does not achieve its goals.

“If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened ,we will use all available means to protect Russia and our people-this is not a bluff.”

And those threats are coming from Christian Russia…

Unfortunately, people do not learn from the mistakes of the past that led humanity to untold calamities.

Instead of preventing or checking the rise of a bad actor of the world stage – i.e. Hitler – we wait, and after the fact we run around like crazy to put out the fire that broke out. But then it’s too late.

As has happened these days with Russia’s war against Ukraine.

We are witnessing something similar, almost on a daily basis, with the case of Turkey’s President Erdogan, whose adventurous and aggressive actions and rhetoric are unacceptable for a country’s leader, regardless of why he does them, yes they continue and are tolerated.

They have not yet led to concerted actions by the select group of states that could force him to change course.

This week humanity has experienced the absurdity of Erdogan pretending to the role of peacemaker, the role of the protector of the UN Charter and international law, the role of the defender of human rights. Without blushing. On the contrary, he was given a platform by the media and won the applause of many.

It is certain that his exporting of the distortion of reality that he presents inside his country onto the international stage is very closely watched by America officials.

And it must still be considered certain that Washington is watching with confidence and respect the way Kyriakos Mitsotakis is dealing with this unspeakable behavior for a neighbor that is a fellow member of NATO, also.

But they are making the same mistake they made with Putin. They think he is more reasonable than he actually is. They see him as more responsible than he is, and that he is motivated by patriotism despite his insane actions.

I believe they underestimate what matters most to both of them, Putin and Erdogan, which is their survival, personal and political.

Because, as in the case of Putin, so in the case of Erdoğan, he has committed such crimes that even in the best of scenarios if he loses the upcoming elections prison awaits him.

Erdogan is capable of anything and everything –that’s why his threats can not be ignored. As Putin’s threats should not have been ignored.

And let’s hope that at least America, Germany, France, and Italy will decide

to make clear, in public and citing him by name their non-negotiable adherence to the principles of the UN Charter and their absolute opposition to the violent change of borders between states.

Let them do it in time and not after the fact.

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