I'm not a cock of the walk. In fact, I don't like to boast, saying that I was proven right, especially when the results are so heartbreaking.
But there is such a pattern here recently, considering the previous assessments in this blog and the latest developments in Turkey and the world.
So I can't stop myself to remind:
ANTI-TURKISH TERROR IS GERMANY'S PROBLEM
* Since 2008, I have been warning that the deadly attacks against Turks in Germany pointed out a new trend in far-right violence. When I criticized the German politicians who tried to cover-up the racist crimes, several commentators accused me of over-reacting and even sensalionalism. However, it is revealed this week that a Neo-Nazi terror organizations killed eight Turks in seven years and I was proven right. Even Angela Merkel has admitted the "new" problem today.
BDP IS THE POLITICAL WING OF PKK
* Since its foundation in 2008, I've been suggesting that BDP, the Kurdish-led political party, cannot be a part of the solution, as it failed to break its connections to PKK, which is designated as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and the U.S. A PKK militant armed with a bomb hijacked a Turkish ferry with more than 20 passengers this weekend and Turkish commandos killed him after a successful operation. Sebahat Tuncel (below), a BDP parliamentarian, participated in the funeral of the PKK militant today and criticized the Turkish security officials to shot him dead, as if the the of such a terrorist would be different in -let's say- the U.S. or France or Russia. Doesn't her irrational sympathy show me that I was right about BDP?
AKP IS PRIVITIZING THE DISASTERS, TOO
* Since 2006 when I started this blog, I've been critizing the AKP government in Turkey, which I defined as a neoliberal Islamist force. I lashed out at its neoliberal practices, more frequently than the Islamist ones. The latest earthquake in Van and its aftermath proved my case: 40 people, including two of my colleagues, died during an aftershock, because they were staying inside damaged buildings as AKP's governor had told that they were safe. Meanwhile, pro-government construction companies were already out in the field to redevelop the disaster area with luscious profits. So we learned why AKP doesn't prepare for the looming earthquake in Istanbul: Because they privatized the disasters, too! They may even be longing for the opportunity to rebuild the whole city as they wish -by the hand of their own companies!
ERGENEKON IS CREATING A NEW DEEP STATE FOR AUTOCRACY
* Since 2008, I've been writing that the Ergenekon case was once a promising investigation which may help to democratize the country, but it ended up as a weapon of the government with increasingly autocratic tendencies to keep a tight rein on the political opposition and the free media, as well as to create its own deep state. When they arrested Nedim Şener, a Press Freedom Hero, I was already proven right on the first point. Then, National Intelligence Organization (MIT) official Kaşif Kozinoğlu (below), who was arrested in March and scheduled to appear before court on Nov. 22, died after an "heart attack" in prison last night, proving my second point. The prison officials didn't send him to a hospital until a full hour passed! But what would this "dark" agent, who was in charge of overseas intelligence operations and in conflict with the new MIT chief Hakan Fidan, tell the court?
I sincerely wish that I was wrong on all of my analyses and conclusions, but unfortunately it sems that I was not.