12 05 2019
My dear friend,
I would like to share my thoughts on the concept of “Great Turkey” with you. The concept of “Great Turkey” was used for the first time in our country by one of the politicians, Süleyman Demirel. He also has a book titled “Great Turkey”. He always described Turkey as great.
When we look at today, can we describe Turkey as great, this is a question mark. In the concept of “Great Turkey” that Süleyman Bey meant, he was talking about Turkey with a large industry, he was talking about a Turkey with a self-sufficient agriculture. In the pre-1980 period, the word industrialization was a key concept in Turkey’s agenda, and Turkey’s agriculture was self-sufficient. Can we see them today?
Also in the 1990s, another great one began to be mentioned. But it was Clinton America that described it as great, and Greater China brought up the concept of “Greater China”. Now, by Greater China, he meant the Chinese residing in that region of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, and South East Asia in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
We see this greatness as real today. China is now “Greater China”, “Greater China”.
After the Bush administration, which took over the United States in the 2000s, America abandoned this concept. This concept was only relevant with Clinton. Now China buys energy in yuan, abandons the US dollar, implements the silk road, then China is great.
When we look at Turkey now, it must be as inclusive as China in order for Turkey to be great. What is meant by inclusiveness, how will “Great Turkey” be filled? In other words, I am talking about being like China and being in an influential position in the world.
What I can see here as “Great Turkey” is Asia, India, Iran, Turkistan, where it took place for thousands of years in countries where history has a legacy, then the Mughal Empire in India, the 3 continents where the Ottoman Empire is the legacy, Greater Asia, Africa, and Europe. The first state known as Turkey today, the State of Turkey, was established in Egypt.
Greater Turkey covers the boundaries of a much wider cultural world. It is not only the borders of the National Pact today, it covers the borders of the countries where we have historical depth.
My point of view is like this.
Greetings and love.