ALI – The clash of communities and rulers

The clash of communities and rulersIt is possible to say that clashes dominating the Middle East follow eight courses: 1) the clash of religions and religious followers 2) the clash of religious sects and sect members 3) the clash of tribes and ethnic groups 4) the clash of social classes 5) the clash between political powers and people 6) the clash between sexes 7) the clash of communities, civil society and cultural groups 8) and the clash between different lifestyles. We can call this one the clash between the religious and the secularThere is more than one factor fueling these clashes.

Appropriation and a lust for power, which can never be limited by laws, are the source of most of these clashes. Unfortunately, the clash that we see in Turkey is fueled by both of themThis type of situation as a broader concept is the clash of sects and ethnic groups, which continues to spill blood in the region.

A regime necessarily becomes authoritarian as long as pure greed and desire for power prevails. As an authority tries to protect itself and to be permanent, it will need more power, like a thirsty person drinking salty water Then it becomes autocratic in the way it approaches law, justice, morality, participation and freedomHowever, those in power are not the only agents responsible for the clash.

Most of the time, those in power make poor decisions, out of the influence of certain actors or factors, and are blown up by their own bombs.The Justice and Development Party (AK Party), which has been in power for 12 years, has reached the point at which they are being blown up by their own bombs.

They did not come out of nowhere. There are 100-year-old conflicts, endeavors and prayers, with everyone saying andldquoAllah!andrdquo Holy Allah gave us this opportunity — a hope for ourselves, our home (Turkey), our region and the world of Islam but we have not used this opportunity wisely.

Instead of using this opportunity with the soft power of our minds and the underlying Islamic cause, we have remained stuck in archaic Turkish nationalismOn the inside, the price of the failure to use the power with justice and participation kept reoccurring. Everyone is trying to solidify their position by claiming that they are right.

In this big chaos, other communities with the exception of the AK Party and the Hizmet movement did not play a peaceful, positive role. Some of them fueled the chaos.

On this subject, a pro-government writer says: andldquoDuring the AK Party governance, most of the communities in Turkey followed different paths instead of using the free space of the new Turkey, creating alternative education models, caring for the youth, presenting new education systems and increasing the intellectual level of society. Instead of becoming free, they were doomed to become prisoners of the system, thinking they had seized the system that they oppose.

In short, the government that they oppose, with its power, opportunities and the things it presented to them, took control of them and set the continuation of the system on their behalf. The crises in Turkey are mainly because the powers are not where they should be.

In Turkey the government represents the political area and communities represent the civil area but neither of them trusts the otherandrdquoKenan Evren, the general of the military coup who was heavily criticized for his harsh policies, once said, andldquoDo not make me talk I will give you the names of the civilians begging us for a coup.andrdquo Communities and groups see everything as an opportunity to ruin the AK Party.

In their first experience of relations between community and government and between communities, the Muslims of Turkey have failed.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman