A course of action for Turkish politics
As part of this democratic electoral struggle, the AK Party’s “dominant political party” status poses a problem not only for opposition parties but also for Western powers, who hope to reduce Turkey to a semi-colonial position. Opposing the political agendas of the Western colonial empire, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as a strong political leader in the international arena, continues to trouble Western powers. James Franklin Jeffry, the United States’ special representative for Syria, once remarked that Erdogan uprightly told us about our mistakes, while all other political leaders in the Middle East merely flattered the U.S. With the theme “The World is Bigger Than Five”, President Erdogan repeatedly underlined the ongoing injustice in the organization of the United Nations Security Council while pointing out to the U.N. General Assembly how the U.N. mainly serves the interests of the U.S. Being well-integrated in the international system and its historical heritage of state tradition, Turkey could both sustain its relations with international players and pursue its own national interests. As Western powers target President Erdogan, our sense of belonging to our country strengthens. Opposing the interests of the Western colonial empire, such a strong international leader would undoubtedly be declared the bad guy. Therefore, we must be aware of political leaders that Western powers support in our country.