Iraqi Professor: Turkish plans aim to annex occupied territories 

An Iraqi professor considered that the Turkish-Iraqi security meeting is evidence of the legitimization of the Turkish occupation of Iraq, and paves the way for the occupation of other vast areas of Iraqi territory.

Iraqi Professor: Turkish plans aim to annex occupied territories 
23 March 2024   10:34

Turkey recently conducted several tours to the United States, South Kurdistan, and Iraq through high-ranking delegations, through which it sought to gain more concessions in order to achieve its occupation ambitions in the region.

In this regard, the Iraqi professor and doctor, Tayseer Abdul-Jabbar Al-Alusi, considered that Turkish foreign policy “is not the result of tactics that have emerged recently, but is based on the depth of a century of the Kemalist system."

He pointed out that this Turkish behavior “is a Machiavellian mixture that works to seize opportunities to consolidate Turkey’s power economically through infiltration by military outlets from fixed and mobile bases.

He believed that the activities of the recent Turkish diplomatic movement “come to prepare for what is expected from the Turkish military force in the near future in the region. In light of this, we can interpret the company of the head of the intelligence and military services in the Turkish diplomatic or foreign delegations as the logic of power and its violence resides in Turkish relations with its surroundings.

Al-Alusi considered that "the essence of the talks lies primarily in preparing the atmosphere for a military invasion in the region in what he calls the fight against terrorism, in order to pass on unlimited ambitions and violations."

The repercussions of Turkey's occupation plans on Iraq and its people

Al-Alusi said, “The hidden forms of occupation are being passed by using the absurdity of exploiting the circumstance surrounding Iraq, representing the annexation of the occupied territories and bringing about demographic changes that are taking place today in full swing, just as they are being consolidated with establishing mobile military bases."

Iraqi position is unable to expel Turkey from Iraq

As for the reasons for the weakness of the Iraqi government’s official position towards Turkey (in contrast to its position towards the United States), Al-Alusi saw that “the structure of power in Iraq is distributed between official and parallel to the state which pushes many issues to contradictory positions, then puts the country between the jaws of agendas and of course weakens the approved official position and leaves it in a deplorable state.

Regarding the position on the United States, according to the Al-Alusi, this clearly applies to the situation, but the predominance of the voice with its external reference (exclusively Iranian) portrays it as if it were a unified position against the American presence, but the truth goes back, to the extent of the intervention and its results.

Al-Alusi believed that "if we read the multiplicity of influential agendas on the one hand and the multiplicity of interests of the forces that control the situation in general, we will be able to read the position on the Turkish military presence and on the friendly forces that we should be with."

Al-Alusi also considered that what came out of a joint statement after the “security” meeting between Turkey and Iraq is “evidence of the legitimization of the Turkish occupation of Iraq and paves the way for the occupation of other vast areas of Iraqi territory, and that such coordination cannot express national interests.

Al-Alusi saw that the problem lies in the fact that the official leadership calls this coordination, on the contrary it described as coercively imposing. All of these security agreements are not legitimate and do not serve the national interest, so there is a dangerous negative silence regarding a presence that violates sovereignty, the international laws and treaties.”

Al-Alusi considered the new security coordination “a continuation of the discourse of submission and surrender to pressures and dangerous goals, including the annexation of Iraqi lands, and dragging the government into pitfalls.

With reference to the Kurdish issue in Turkey, which is a just issue that must be peacefully resolved, unlike the approach of suppression and confiscation practiced by Turkey.”