Analysis, Middle East, Side Feature

Erdogan’s Attitude Towards Trump’s Insult

Trump, “After defeating 100% of the ISIS Caliphate, I largely moved our troops out of Syria. Let Syria and Assad protect the Kurds and fight Turkey for their own land. I said to my Generals, why should we be fighting for Syria and Assad to protect the land of our enemy? Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China, or Napoleon Bonaparte. I hope they all do great, we are 7,000 miles away!

“Some people want the United States to protect the 7,000 mile away Border of Syria, presided over by Bashar al-Assad, our enemy. At the same time, Syria and whoever they chose to help, wants naturally to protect the Kurds. “I would much rather focus on our Southern Border which abuts and is part of the United States of America. And by the way, numbers are way down and the WALL is being built! (October 14, 2019)


At different times and periods since the Syria affairs, there were extremely humiliating, derisive statements and developments in the relations between America and Turkey. Before and after the operation called “Peace Spring” and as stated to be initiated (!) by Turkey, we have encountered numerous examples in respect to this.

Since the very first day on which this operation started, the US President, Trump, has made successive statements via twitter by means of adapting attitudes that do not comply with diplomatic practices, statesmanship and evidently reveal America’s arrogance and insolence, as it has been the case since he took office.

One of the clearest examples of America’s view on and attitude towards Turkey and Turkish leaders, is the statements in the news above. Some other statements made by Trump within this period, are as follows: “History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen. Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool! I will call you later… Dear Mr. President, let’s work out a good deal! You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy – and I will. I’ve already given you a little sample with respect to Pastor Brunson.” (October 18, 2019)

I said they’re going to have to fight a little while. Like two kids in a lot, you’ve got to let them fight and then you pull them apart. They fought for a few days, and it was pretty vicious.” (October 18, 2019, Deutsche Welle Turkish)

Trump’s statements, which are full of examples, show the insults, disdain, arrogance and insolence in every aspect. These statements from imperialist leaders, who are the enemies of Islam and Muslims, are statements that throw off their mask. On the other hand, it is also an indication that the rulers of the Muslims are quite simple and worthless beings in front of their imperialist masters. This is because they don’t do anything but lie to their own people and show heroisms in face of the numerous insults from their imperialist masters. Like the operation called “Peace Spring” (!) is fully being carried out with the permission of America, all the operations carried out before, were done only with the permission and instructions of America.

At the beginning of this operation named Peace Spring, Trump had said ‘to the limit I allow’. After Pence’s meeting in Ankara, the operation was ceased by the order to put an end to the operation. In a 120-hour period, a so-called agreement was reached that the YPG/PYD would withdraw from the so-called safe zone. Despite this period expired, the withdrawal is not completed yet. Immediately before this, America delegated the matter to Turkey and Russia and stated that it will withdraw as if it is not guilty in relation to what happened, and Turkey and Russia will be responsible for all the developments, negations that might occur immediately afterwards.

US Vice President Mike Pence instructed to hold direct official meetings between Turkey and the Regime, and even at the same time SDF-leader Mazloum Kobani, during his meeting in Ankara. Thus, Trump included these statements in his letter to Erdogan: “General Mazloum is willing to negotiate with you, and he is willing to make concessions that they would never have made in the past. I am confidentially enclosing a copy of his letter to me, just received.

With these sentences, Trump suggests that Turkey and Mazloum Kobani have the same status and wants Turkey to meet him directly. Thus, during the meetings between Pence and Erdogan, Pence, although being the US Vice President, took his place at the table as a person at the position of Erdogan’s interlocutor, which is in contradiction to diplomatic practices.

In conclusion, Trump’s statements like a devil, don’t be a tough guy, don’t be a fool, I will call you later, destroying the Turkish economy, like two kids in a lot, you’ve got to let them fight and they fought for a few days that appeared in his tweets and letters at different times, are extremely insulting sentences.

There are several main reasons for similar statements from Trump and similar imperialist leaders and other enemies of Islam. These are:

1- The relation between today’s rulers and colonists, is completely like the master/slave relationship. They are of no value beside their imperialist masters.

2- As specified in a hadith, the lack of an Islamic Khaleefah who will fulfill his duty of being a shield. The attitudes of Harun al-Rashid and Suleiman the Magnificent and many others against the kuffar in Islamic history are the clearest examples of this. By the permission of Allah, the kuffar will see what kind of a consequence they will encounter with the establishment of the Khilafah Rashidah (rightly guided Caliphate), and all the Muslims will see how real, sincere, faithful and brave rulers, statesman will be like.


Muhammed Hanefi Yağmur