Jihad al-Khazen: Erdogan combines national Turkish with religion to serve his war against Kurds

Palestinian writer Jihad al-Khazen pointed out that the war waged by the Turkish state against the Kurds in northern Syria is a national religious war. Erdogan is combining Turkish national with religion to serve his wars against his enemies.

Jihad al-Khazen: Erdogan combines national Turkish with religion to serve his war against Kurds
29 March 2018   17:24

NEWS DESK-The writer Jihad al-Khazen said in an article published in al-Hayat newspaper "The army of Turkey and its allies in Syria are waging a religious war against the Kurds and others."

Erdogan combines Turkish nationalism with religion in his war against the Kurds, the majority of whom are Sunni Muslims like the Turks. This mix fits the ruling AKP Party, which has become a combination of religion and national in its political slogans.

When Erdogan tells the Turks that he is fighting a holy or religious war, the opposition drops a lot because the average citizen does not want to appear to be opposed to such a war. He may even sympathize with the government defending his religion. "Backed by Turkey from the looting of Afrin after its occupation."

"Erdogan is trying to convince his people that Turkey is facing a great danger to its future, the most important coup attempt accused of supporters of the preacher Fathallah Gulen, and PKK, Turkish Parliament Ismail Kahraman said there would be no advance without jihad, to be merciful to the "martyrs" of the Turkish forces.

He said I do not think Erdogan is lying as he uses religion in his wars against Turkey's enemies. I read that he was imprisoned for four months, the mayor of Istanbul in 1997 after he said in a speech, "The mosques are our barracks, the dome of our helmets, the platforms of our wars and the believers of our soldiers." The launch of the name "Army of God" on the Turkish army helps to focus the religious convictions of the fighters.

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