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The Place of Turks in the World in the Age of Globalization

by Celal Tahir, Turkish scholar-writer

25.12.2019

Muslim-Turks should/will transform their own culture to a certain extent by synthesizing European/World culture. This should happen when Muslim Turks aspire to reform the destructive-destructive aspects of modern Western civilization with the method of reform. With the correction of these destructive aspects, Western civilization and the world human community can move towards the direction preached by the divinely originated essential principles as much as possible. The candidate nation to do this is Muslim-Turks, and the country is Turkey, and the state is the Republic of Turkey. Rather, it is the Turkish diaspora. In this case, European/World culture will also be synthesized and transformed to a certain extent. As a result, it is possible to develop a new European/World culture under the umbrella of Muslim-Turks.

This is a job that Turks have done and succeeded many times in history. This is one of the most important pillars that allows the Turkish diaspora to be possible.

GLOBALIZATION IS A REALITY

In other words, globalization is not just a policy of choice of certain groups, groups and gatherings in the world, it is the general course of the world. And from this aspect, it is inherently present in modern capitalist Western civilization from the very beginning. This is the main feature that distinguishes the western civilization from other civilizations known on earth. Western civilization has tended to surround and dominate the earth first physically with geographical discoveries etc. Of course, if the issue is limited to this, it can be thought that it is similar to the universal empire claim goals and efforts of Alexander the Great, Rome, the Ottoman Empire, and Genghis Khan, but it is not limited to this.

Because the modern western civilization, with the utopias and ideologies it has developed over its metaphysical background based on Protestantism and deism, also destroys and destroys the mentality and mental world of the humanity of the earth. And after this destruction, it significantly determines and defines the mentality of the earth’s humanity. In this way, it dominates other social structures by physical force and beyond that, by transforming their minds. and it maintains this dominance in various ways until today. This is globalism itself. What is happening today is the idea of ​​shelving the nation-state model, which aims to break up traditional state structures and seems to fulfill this goal, by the dominant groups of the dominant modern civilization.Because traditional state and social structures have been significantly disbanded or transformed. The Ottomans crumble; replaced by a destabilized Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa.

The main reason for the conflicts and chaos in these places is the inability to replace the Ottomans. Ancient China transforms especially after Mao’s Communism. India evolves into another medium through direct colonialism. The tribes and races of Africa and the new world, namely Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, were enslaved and eliminated and transformed. At this stage of the process, the dominant elements of the earth are now aiming to move towards the goal of a single World. Therefore, at this point, the nation-state model, which was necessary and functional for them before, has lost its validity. It is desired to be replaced by ancient Athenian-type city-states. This is the root of the conflict in this area.

Globalization has evolved into another medium, both real and objective. Because, for example, communication is largely outside the control of states. It is therefore not possible to talk about a postal service and monopoly as in the past. Today, many states have to be content with only watching, listening and recording electronic communication and correspondence.

It is also possible to replace the dollar with a universal currency. This nationality and non-religious money will be, should be. This may not be the current cryptocurrency bitcoin. However, a virtual currency, which has another international validity instead of the dollar, is one of the developments in the near future. This is the sign of globalization, it is fundamental and it is itself. In this case, the feature of the states’ right to print money, which is one of the signs of monetary sovereignty, seems to be eroded step by step.

Therefore, the majority of the world’s states will either keep up with this course of the world or some of them will gradually erode and wither away. In fact, many countries are not states, they are just countries. It is possible to predict that they will act as a sub-unit of the UN, with their transformation in terms of form and nature. After such a transformation, the UN will be one step closer/closer to its goal of a single world state.

THE WORLD IS ON THE THRESHOLD OF A TRANSFORMATION PROCESS, MAYBE INSIDE

The processes that the world has been through in the last ten years are different from the periods of change and transformation seen in the modern world almost every hundred years. Today’s world aims and tends to make a leap beyond the industrial revolution. Yes, there are conflicts and transformations in the current international relations regime. However, this situation can make sense when considered in connection with the leap trend in the world system. Because, far beyond the technological inventions that enabled the industrial revolution to take place, technological developments have been and continue to be experienced. By supporting these technological developments, the modern world will experience a comprehensive transformation process in the social and cultural fields, starting with the technological and economic fields. This is the main agenda of the dominant world groups.

However, the visible and ongoing agenda of our world concerns the countries and people of the world who are outside of this first agenda. The dominant world groups aim to bring a significant part of Asia and Africa out of history and to open the gap between them, by realizing a digital revolution in the next twenty or thirty years.

THE WORLD IS ON THE LIMIT OF AN AGE THAT WILL PUSH THE LIMITS OF DREAMS

The dominant groups of the world are preparing for a technological, economic, cultural and social transformation similar to the industrial revolution and its social consequences, and are preparing the world for it. If they make a leap at this point, the people of the world will be divided into several categories. In the top category, there will be the elite group dominated by the white man and the countries and states where this elite group has settled, maybe a few intermediate layers in between and countries that have fallen out of history.

The dominant groups of the world have an expectation from the Islamic world and Turkey at this point. This expectation is that they do not take an objection rhetoric and an actual attitude against these developments. Because this technological, economic and social leap and transformation, which today’s civilization thinks of, whose philosophical-metaphysical background is Deism, contains aspects and elements that are not compatible with the divine order. Therefore, it is not and will not be possible for the divine religion and its members to remain indifferent to and approve of these developments. This is the reason for the increasing and diversifying operations towards the Islamic world and Turkey, which is the natural leader of the Islamic world. The difference of this from general, actual, religious, political, economic reasons and considerations should also be sought here.

These transformations to be experienced will appear as a complete dystopian development and leap. Because the rulers of the earth, who promised some utopias to humanity about four hundred years ago, have now given up on utopias, their ideals and visions of heaven, and they have given up on their promises of heaven. For this reason, thinkers and preachers walking around pretending to be false prophets do not seem to exist anymore. Here is the reason why such great thinkers have dwindled in the last fifty years and should be sought here.

TURKS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE AMONG THE MAJOR ACTORS OF THE GLOBALIZATION AGE

Turks have an envy, which is also in the form of organization, establishing many states in history and their abilities. This is to adapt to the geographies where the Turks established a state, and to reach a higher synthesis with other peoples and tribes there. It acts as an umbrella in the states they established, and in the upper synthesis reached, everyone continues to exist in other tribes, but they transform from the old state to another upper state. This is true for Turks. Everyone trades with each other, but it’s not just about shopping. A base is built by synthesis in context. The ability to achieve such a synthesis is like a prominent and prominent trademark among Turks. This also has a connection with the existence of the ancient dialectical conception of the Turks. This issue, also mentioned by Hilmi Ziya Ülken, is very important.“This harmonious duality based on monism is the collective philosophy of the Turks. Just as Iran’s national (collective) philosophy was a combative duality. As we have seen above, although its roots are rooted in the old Turkish cosmogony from the Chinese and Sumerian ways, Iran’s particular social conditions and life have transformed the harmonious dualism that emerged from monism there into an indisputable combative dualism. (History of Turkish Contemplation / Hilmi Ziya Ülken, YKY 3rd Edition: Istanbul, March 2007 p.30)” (History of Turkish Contemplation / Hilmi Ziya Ülken, YKY 3rd Edition: Istanbul, March 2007 p.30)” (History of Turkish Contemplation / Hilmi Ziya Ülken, YKY 3rd Edition: Istanbul, March 2007 p.30)

The dialectical understanding of the Turks is clearly differentiated by the dialectic of ancient Iran, which considers opposites to be opposites and always in conflict with each other. It overlaps with the understanding of Iran’s dialectic and modern western dialectics. Is there a connection and connection with Iran’s being with the West against the Ottoman Empire? This should also be looked into. The dialectical understanding and understanding of the Turks, which comprehend the contrasts as a harmony, is the background of the emergence of this understanding of the state. It is the background of being able to gather under one umbrella administration in very different geographies and tribes. The Turks were not largely assimilated, but they adapted. They were in contact with other tribes. This synthesis is an understanding and culture. All the elements that make up this synthesis undergo a transformation.

Because Turks are dependent on the state, not the land. They keep the place they go to and establish a state. Not being tied to the land is directly related to the nomadic nature of the Turks. Because of this nature, Turks come into contact with settled tribes and become in harmony with them. Often they do not assimilate. In fact, this is the capture of a new civilizational stance, at a higher point of synthesis, when considered helically.

GLOBALIZATION AND THE TURKISH DIASPORA

Today, it can be said that Euro-World Turkishness and Islamism continue a kind of semi-nomadic life peculiar to today’s world. The first and especially the second generation has not returned. And it is now clear that there is no widespread reversal. Today, the third or even the fifth generation lives in Germany. In fact, these generations have one foot in Germany and the world, and one foot in their homeland, Turkey. Yes, their statements have one foot in Europe and the other in Turkey. In fact, there are many people doing business in Europe and Turkey. This situation continues in the fifth generation as well. It can be said that they are trying to maintain their semi-nomadic life, especially in European Turkishness and Islam, by groping in modern Western civilization. The concept of homeland is also important in this context for Turks. Turanian tribes pursue a kind of conquest-opening policy.And they occupy the new land not only by war but by many cultural means. They do not destroy the tribes of this land. They give and receive things by mingling with them. This is not just about shopping. A high culture is built. This is the feature of the Turks to form an upper civilization by intertwining with various tribes and nations. It has to do with the ability to adapt. It is the ability to reach a synthesis by adapting to this new homeland.

With their historical existence, the Turks have almost made the world their home. When they develop ideas-projects about today’s world, it will be possible for them to become a global actor.

Because the Modern Western Civilization is a civilization that emerged after decades of sectarian and religious wars in continental Europe and can always create itself by inventing the other. And despite all the considerations and theoretical debates, it is not a pluralist and multiple structure. The existence of Turks and other minorities in Europe and Turks and more Algerians in France is an issue. Will it be able to solve this situation within the framework of the European Union project of Continental Europe? This is highly doubtful, and the future of the EU is also doubtful. At this point, the issue and project of the Turkish diaspora gains importance. If Turkey, with its historical traits and characteristics, can present a project in front of humanity on a global scale, where humanity can live together, it will be very beneficial for Europe and will be a center of attraction.

EUROPEAN AND WORLD TURKISH IN A GLOBALIZATION WORLD

European Turkishness will be another form of Turkishness. European Turkishness will/has differentiated from Turkish Turkishness. This is just like the differentiation of Ottoman Turkishness from Central-Asian Turkishness and the differentiation of Anatolian Islam, which was shaped around it, from Rumelian Islam.

There is a serious power and burden on European Islam at the moment. European Turkishness and Muslimness, world Turkishness and Islamism will be the work of the 2, 3 or even 5th generation Turks and Muslims, especially Muslim-Turks.

Muslim-Turks should/will transform their own culture to a certain extent by synthesizing European/World culture. This should happen when Muslim Turks aspire to reform the destructive-destructive aspects of modern Western civilization with the method of reform. With the correction of these destructive aspects, Western civilization and the world human community can move towards the direction preached by the divinely originated essential principles as much as possible. The candidate nation to do this is Muslim-Turks, and the country is Turkey, and the state is the Republic of Turkey. Rather, it is the Turkish diaspora. In this case, European/World culture will also be synthesized and transformed to a certain extent. As a result, it is possible to develop a new European/World culture under the umbrella of Muslim-Turks.

This is a job that Turks have done and succeeded many times in history. This is one of the most important pillars that allows the Turkish diaspora to be possible.

 

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