Dream of a cow

and”None of this can be real. We are all living in a cowand’s dream, thatand’s all!and” This was the answer of a brilliant criminal lawyer friend of mine after I asked his opinion about the situation of Turkey with regard to the National Intelligence Organization (MiT) trucks.
Can we imagine a country that is a member of NATO, a very good ally of the United States and a candidate country for European Union membership, but at the same time has been caught sending weapons and ammunition to paramilitary groups in Syria? It is alleged that Turkey has been aiding or abetting even the Islamic State (IS) army and that the recipient of the trucks was to be the IS. Iand’ve read several analyses claiming that the recipient was the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government had decided to assist any organization willing to help bring down the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Yesterday, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoilu stated that Turkmens living in Syria were the recipients. As far as we know, he is a professor of international relations, and we definitely should expect that he knows something about international law. Only a cow can see this dream. Davutoilu made this explanation just after the Cumhuriyet daily published footage and videos of the trucks recorded by prosecutors when they were stopped on the Adana-Ceyhan Highway. The two official statements released by the Ministry of the Interior first said the trucks were carrying humanitarian aid, medicine, food and diapers to be sent to refugee camps in Syria, and then that what was inside the trucks was a state secret. Indeed, no one thought that day that diapers could constitute a state secret. We were living in a cowand’s dream. There is another attempt now to detain Can Dandundar, a famous journalist and editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened him yesterday, saying that Cumhuriyet has committed the crime of treason by revealing a state secret. Previously, he threatened Aydin Dogan, the head of the Dogan Media Group. Previously, the AKP government had arrested or detained dozens of journalists, and around 70 of them are still in jail, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). We keep on living in a cowand’s dream. In my opinion, a possible ad hoc recognition of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the Syrian regime could bring this case to The Hague. As the ICC prosecutors are not living in a dream, they are aware of what has happened in Turkey. Because illegally aiding or abetting combatants can constitute a war crime, a crime of aggression or a crime against humanity, it is not hard to foresee that the AKP government will be in a difficult position after Assadand’s possible recognition of the court. It is still so hard to imagine that Erdogan and Davutoiluand’s fate is in the hands of Assad, if it is not a cowand’s dream. All we say is wrong, but this is true: Forget NATO, the US, the EU, the IS, the FSA, the AKP, RSF and everything. Did the whole Turkish nation take a pill to sleep and want to see this dream? Who wanted to see this dream? American poet Edgar Allen Poe said, and”Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.and” All that has happened in Turkey could only have happened in a cowand’s dream.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman