Sibel Eraslan, writer of the Star newspaper, sought to answer the question of how to develop politics with new arguments in light of the new threats facing Turkey, Europe and the world in the talk show “Turkish Geopolitics and Politics of the Future” held at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS).
Eraslan emphasized in his speech that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a special country for them and that they grew up in Turkey by reading the books of Aliya Izetbegović, that the first president of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Alija Izetbegović, said: “It is difficult to build a bridge, but the idea of building that bridge over that river .It is no less valuable than that.”
“Everything starts with an idea, and the seeds of ideas turn into actions and will, and institutions begin to form as a result of these actions,” and that the Sarajevo International University, which was founded in 2004 in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Turkish and Bosnian entrepreneurs, is an institution formed from this idea and ideal.
The French thinker and writer Roger Garaudy mentioned that the region known as the “Fertile Crescent” that extends to the Caspian Sea on one side and Egypt on the other side includes Anatolia and that Turkey is in a region that has witnessed civilizational crises throughout history. Obviously, this region, where the greatest civilizations lived and where essential works and inventions were made, is of great geopolitical importance.
Expressing that the twentieth century went through severe wars and heavy human losses and the Cold War after World War II, Eraslan said that the world was greatly affected by the Iranian revolution in 1979 and the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union in the same year. and glasnost politics in 1985. He said he was traumatized.
Expressing that the conflict between East and West during the Cold War was imagined as a Western-Islamic conflict this time, after the Soviet Union ceased to be an iron curtain, Eraslan said that it began with the Gulf crisis in 1990, that the twin towers disaster was described as the axis of evil in September 11, and that Islamic countries ‘record that he described them as barbarians at the hands of the American media.
Pointing out that the threats of war have changed in the following period and states have begun to resort to hybrid warfare methods, the author drew attention to the fact that both terrorist organizations and the economy are used as tools of war.
Iraslan emphasized that groups and organizations such as Blackwater and ISIS are used as proxies through proxy wars, and in this context, Greece, which is stockpiling weapons on Turkey’s borders, is also a proxy state, adding that Ukraine against Russia and Taiwan against China are similarly using agents, and the countries noted.
In the session, the author focused on the issue of immigration and immigrants, the pandemic period when the world was closed and isolated, developments in periods such as digitization, Turkish mediation attempts between Ukraine and Russia in the new period, and the grain corridor. And the initiative and the country that provides the largest humanitarian aid in the world, and its exit is shown as “Turkey’s policy for the future” for the crises of our time and “attempts to solve the crises of the future.”
source: Balkan News
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