BirGün news editor says if Syria turns into an Afghanistan, Turkey will become a second Pakistan where the Turk army, designed to fight internal enemies, will have no power to cope with the new war.
İbrahim Varlı in interview with Fars news agency pointed to the Syrian crisis and Turkey’s intervention and said "Turkey’s intervention in the Syrian crisis in the form of support for radical terrorist groups has severely damaged the country’s international reputation.”
Warning against the Erdoğan government’s support for al-Qaeda and al-Nusra Front for causing religious gaps in the area, Varlı said "Right now the Turk society is also rapidly transforming into a political polarity.”
He added "Close relations between Turkey, better yet to put it as the ruling Justice and Development Party, and al-Qaeda and other radical groups in Syria will in a short while throw Turkey into a vortex from which it will be impossible to escape; something that I dare say has already happened.”
He further asserted that Ankara’s policy of "exporting terrorism to the neighbor country” has turned Turkey into the number one supporter of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda.
Varlı further added that the Turk society will not live through the heavy tax that results from the government’s support for terrorist groups.