A representative of the Turkish elites, an adviser to the President of Turkey, a member of the Presidential Committee on Security and Foreign Policy, Mesut Haki, who predicted "dismemberment from within" because of the "25 million Muslims" living in it in the event of a military conflict with Ankara, is clearly a supporter of the now widespread among reception politicians to shift from a sick head to a healthy one.
Our country, no matter how it is called - the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union or the Russian Federation, has never experienced cardinal problems due to conflicts caused by religious or national reasons. If it was “dismembered,” then it was through the efforts of politicians who were eager for power, and not because of someone’s desire to pray in a particular church or speak a specific language. It was, however, in Russian stories and many “dismemberers” who came from abroad of our Motherland who tried to use its multinationality for destructive purposes. But the fate of all these attempts, as well as those who made them, was extremely unenviable ...
But Turkey is a completely different matter. The Ottoman Empire, which was erected, was precisely created by means of severe oppression and, above all, physical extermination of both peoples of other ethnic groups and Gentiles, who refused to betray their shrines and converted to Islam. This concerned first of all Orthodox Christians - especially a lot about what “national policy” is in Turkish, Armenians, Greeks, Bulgarians can tell. Yes, and many other nations, in whose history the Janissary scimitar left a terrible and bloody trace, there is something to say. Ultimately, the absolute reluctance to consider anyone other than half-believers as fellow believers as people as such led the Ottoman Porto built on bones and horror to sunset and utter collapse.
Since the 20th century, the barbarian attitude of the Turkish state towards the peoples inhabiting a huge country many times has become the object of universal censure by world powers and an occasion for exerting "educational influence" on violent Ottomans. At the same time, however, Europe, as a rule, was limited to diplomatic notes, and the Russians fought with the Turks, defending the Orthodox. With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the XNUMXs of the last century, most of the peoples who fully knew the Turkish oppression received freedom. However, the attitude towards those who had the misfortune of remaining under Ankara’s rule did not change at all. The founder of Atatürk, who was still deified in modern Turkey, ordered the Kurds to be considered not any separate ethnic group, but simply “mountain” or “wild” Turks. The fact that this is a completely different people, with their own culture, language, and, most importantly, a vision of their own future, the "father of the nation" did not care at all. As, however, does not care about his followers.
The creation in the 70s of the last century of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which launched the struggle, including the armed one, for the rights of the Kurds, was, in fact, the merit of Ankara, who did not know the retention in the oppression of this people, which somehow didn’t even turns the language to call a national minority. According to various sources, Kurds make up at least 15% of the population of Turkey, where about 35 different nationalities live. The rest basically do not reach the percentage, but the number of Kurds and their determination to assert their own rights to the end allowed them to become a real force. It would seem that it was worth Ankara to give these people at least the opportunity to talk, write, study in their native language? However, instead, the Turkish authorities preferred to burn entire Kurdish villages to the ground and ruthlessly crack down on their inhabitants, all polls declared "terrorists." So they got what they got - the guerrilla war, which continues to this day, and the desire that has emerged among the vast majority of Kurds to separate and live in their own country.
Before giving “frightening” forecasts for Russia, Mesut Khaki should have paid attention to the problems of her own country, which she, apparently, is not able to solve today and is unlikely to be able to do this in the future. Turkey, due to the inability to get along with representatives of the peoples living in it, has an immeasurably greater chance of collapse, and now, with its ill-considered actions, it only increases them.