ANKARA, (SANA)- Former Commander of Turkish Naval Academy, Admiral Turker Erturk , said the government of the Justice and Development Party (JDP) has given up to imperialism in every sense of the word and turned Turley into a base for terrorism.
The retired Admiral considered in a press article that security and stability in Syria and the success of its reform program are contingent on the Western countries abandoning their schemes to bring the downfall of the Syrian state, adding that the talk about supporting the plan of the UN envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, without quitting these schems is considered "misleading of the public opinion".
Adm. Erturk criticized the meeting recently held by the US, France, Turkey and some of the Gulf states in Paris on Syria and these countries' efforts to impose new sanctions on Syria, lashing out at the pressures practiced by the US on Ankara to join the French leadership in case of possible direct military intervention in Syria in the pattern of what happened in Libya.
He pointed out visits made once in a while by a number of U.S. officials to the Syrian-Turkish borders to monitor the situation there.
The former Turkish Commander warned of the gravity of the U.S. schemes in the region that are aimed at "breaking the strong anti-U.S. policy alliance between Syria and Iran".
He said that during the past stage the US pushed the JDP to improve relations with Syria with the aim of distancing Syria away from Iran.
He added that when Washington failed to damage the Syrian-Iranian relations at the hands of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as Syria sought to improve its economic and political relations with Turkey but has not abandoned its vital relationship with Iran, the US had to follow an alternative plan based on changing the Syrian regime through creating chaos that leads to dividing the country and working for a Libya-style military intervention using a regional tool to undermine the Syrian government.
Adm. Erturk stressed the Turkish armed forces' rejection of any military intervention in Syria as it is unjustified and dissatisfaction with allowing the importing of terrorism into Syria and using the Turkish territories to wage attacks against Syria by the JDP government.
For his part, Deputy Head of Turkish Labor Party, Mehmet Bedri Gultekin, described the JDP government's foreign policy as "shameful" and "embarrassing" as it brings grave consequences to the Turkish state due to the hostile approach followed towards the neighboring countries.
In a article published on the Turkish Ulusalbakis website, Gultekin said Erdogan government's policy has brought damage to Turkey's Relations with the neighboring countries when the JDP leaders have unhesitantly rushed to interfere in the affairs of Libya and Syria believing they are in front of a historic chance to play their role in the framework of the US schemes in the region.
Gultekin criticized the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's attempts at imploring the NATO intervention in Syria, saying this bid came after the failure of the terrorists hosted in the Turkish camps on the borders with Syria and backed by Erdogan to hold sway over the border region as planned before.
"At the end of the day, the Turkish people will have to face the dire results of the JDP government's policy to limit these results and consequences caused by this hostile policy towards the neighboring countries," said Gultekin.