Operations aiming at the terrorist PKK's political wing, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) caused panic in the CIA and Pentagon circles in the USA. So that ex-Pentagon official Michael Rubin threatened Turkey with a civil war while former CIA man Henri Barkey was asserting that the current political situation in Turkey could accelerate an economic downturn
Operations aiming at the terrorist PKK's political wing, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) caused panic in the CIA and Pentagon circles in the USA. So that ex-Pentagon official Michael Rubin threatened Turkey with a civil war while former CIA man Henri Barkey was asserting that the current political situation in Turkey could accelerate an economic downturn.
Ex-Pentagon official and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Michael Rubin who previously tried to create fear and confusion among the Turkish citizens with his provocative comments and opinions following the failed coup attempt on 15 July, at this time implicated that Turkey is 'heading toward civil war'.
'Kurds may resort to violence'
Rubin who blamed Erdogan with throwing gasoline on a 'smoldering ethnic fire' said, "If Turkey’s Kurds feel they have no longer have recourse to settle their grievances through the legal political process, they may resort to violence."
Rubin who gradually turns into a terror tactician with his comments guiding the PKK also said "That [PKK] struggle was largely contained to southeastern Turkey, but the destruction of villages and internal displacements now mean that Kurds live across Turkey, including in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and Antalya. Renewed violence will embroil all Turkey, and could lead to outright civil war."
The U.S. deep state's contracted scaremonger Michael Rubin who apparently considers himself as a new apostle of Kurdish nationalism asked "whether Kurds will subordinate themselves to Turkish rule or will they now demand outright autonomy if not formal separation?". For him, the answer lies within his monograph “Kurdistan Rising? Considerations for Kurds, Their Neighbors, and the Region”; but we however recommend him to keep our answer in his mind: the liberation of Turkish, Kurdish, Arab and Persian elements of this region is only possible with fighting against the Western imperialism and its local collaborators.
Henri J. Barkey, former CIA personnel and the current Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center preferred to consider the operations aiming at the HDP as a major factor in Turkey’s rapidly growing isolation from its so-called primary allies, the United States and Europe'.
Barkey expressed his concerns about the future of the U.S. military bases in Turkey based on the current damaged relations between the two country and said "the U.S. might also be anxious not to lose access to the Incirlik Air Base and other bases along the border that are there to provide support for the Special Forces operating in both Syria and Iraq."
Barkey who was engraved in the memory of Turkish people with his shady role in the pro-NATO coup attempt in 15 July 2016 described President Erdogan's resistance against the Atlanticist foreign policy impositions as a quixotic action and threatened Turkey with an 'economic downturn'.
“Given his strident anti-Western rhetoric since the failed coup and his single-minded determination to purge Turkey of his opponents, real and imagined, could Erdogan up the ante and move against these U.S. and EU interests? In so doing, he may think that he will rally the country behind him. While he could, it would be a quixotic action. The Turkish economy is far too integrated with the rest of the world and with Europe in particular. Turkey is already on the verge of an economic downturn and such policies would certainly accelerate it,“ Barkey said in his article published in the American Interest.