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Energy Game: Syria & Kurdish Corridor
Necdet KARAKURT,Oğuzhan AKYENER

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Öz A huge lack in the governmental authoritative figures and the head of country being unreasonably selfish and foolish have left Syria in the hands of the hell-hounds, who havoc throughout the country and devastate cities, settlements, and villages, where especially the Arabs and Turkmen live. Terrorism created a realm of chaos in Syria that increased appetite for many powerful countries to play a key role and get the biggest share from the energy resources in the region. The balance in Syria has been interchangeable since it is possible to relate each terrorist group with a country. Whenever a country loses the upper hand or tries to settle its political struggles in Syria, a suicide bomber or a terrorist attack in some other countries is put on stage. For instance; Turkey and France had to suffer from al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham (Daesh) (Energy Policy Turkey condemns Islamic State like implications for this terrorist group and stands firm behind our president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s naming the group as Daesh) attacks because they opposed to a few critical moves by USA and/or Russia. What is ironically funny about those instances is the fact that so called terrorist group Daesh is only able to operate in Turkey and France. It is well known that Daesh members are from all over the world but if Europe was the only continent of focus, then it would be expected that Daesh could easily attack on Germany or any other European country. The facts prove that the rest of the Europe behaves somewhat in accordance with the mastermind(s) since Daesh is never sending a suicide bomber to those nations.Another example is cooperation between USA-EU and Democratic Union Party (PYD) / People’s Defense Units (YPG). It has been proved by Turkey that PYD/YPG is the parallel extension of so called Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), known as a terrorist organization. However, USA and EU tend to close their ears on Turkey’s warnings. Perhaps, in the near future, when the crisis or unrest in Syria ends, those terrorists will start wreaking havoc in today’s supporter countries as history always repeats itself.Turkey, out of all the countries involved in the region, focuses on the civilian rights and perhaps, it is the only country that lacks a powerful energy strategy regarding the reserves in the region. Terrorist groups like Daesh and PYD/YPG are the puppets of the international assembly and their tasks are to complicate the peace works that have been longed for in the region by either using terrorist attacks at the puppeteer’s will or just with their presence in certain circumstances and places to be involved or who gets what and how. These days, the complexity is going further and deeper that all the puppeteers in the region have even confused themselves as their steps, decisions and statements are conflictive, which makes estimating the future of Syria more difficult.A well balanced observation with hardgrounds might alert the whole world that the greater Middle East project has been activated in the concept of popular “Ethnical Engineering Process”. The hard-grounds for such project can be elaborated with the current cleansing attempts by the puppets.The major ethnical cleansing spurt is accomplished by so called president Assad, who has earned the biggest foe of humanity title for the dreadful cruelty tuned by his forces and the hate for his own nation. His orders are a reflection of his puppeteers that wildly claim many innocent lives of Arabs and Turkmen. Kurds, on the other hand, are safe and sound as they have no casualties from Assad’s attacks, which brings out the unknown equilibrium between Assad and PYD/YPG. The Syrian Kurds are, however, no one’s enemy as it has been stated especially by USA. Political trick behind PYD/YPG is a part of the ethnical cleaning of the “Kurdish Corridor” that would connect Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) of Northern Iraq to Mediterranean. The Arabs and Turkmen would be eliminated from so called corridor and the governing power would be delivered to Kurds, who can easily be controlled either politically or financially since they have no state experience or toppling an unwanted political figure would only require a twist of one’s little finger.The application of a Kurdish Corridor has never been an easy task, which is why a terrorist organization named Daesh took the stage. The success of Kurds (PYD/YPG) was dependent on its counterpart Daesh. This terrorist organization had to separate and occupy Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria so that PYD/YPG by the help of the actuator PKK, could form a military that can place order within the corridor’s perimeter. The third, but probably the most dangerous and indigestible one, was Daesh’s demolishment of culture, ethnicity and religion. The damage Daesh has given to the region, has changed a lot the balances in the region. How successful the ugly game to prepare a Kurdish state/corridor in the region is questionable since the current picture suggests that all the opponents are fighting against Daesh but none of them except the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Turkey engage actively with Daesh and the fact that Turkey disagrees about PYD/YPG and claims it a terrorist group, which contends USA’s vision for the region. There seems to be hard days for USA to clean up its mess in the Middle East or be the state behind a few terrorist puppets that will eventually harm the puppeteer.So what is the main aim behind a Kurdish corridor in the region? Why is there a necessity for such corridor? Are those great powers really puppeteers and those fighting forces really the puppets? How real are the conspiracy theories? How can the energy game change the balances and alter the borders of the political influence? Do Kurds have enough experience to cope with the dreadful end of disturbing Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria?
Anahtar Kelimeler: Energy game Syria, energy game Kurdish Corridor, Kurdish corridor energy

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