Khashoggi and the Truth both Go Missing

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia responded positively to Turkey’s invitation for a joint effort on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. This is while Turkey itself has long been suspected of being a country infected with international smuggling and known as the trafficking transit route to Europe and the West. It is safe to say that Turkey gains a significant portion of its government revenue from illegitimate sources. At the height of ISIS’ activity, it was Turkey that managed to make a tremendous fortune by buying smuggled oil from ISIS as well as opening the passage for the youth from Europe to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Turkey is ruled by the Justice and Welfare Party, whose founder Necmettin Erbakan is a famous theorist of the Muslim Brotherhood. The party’s current leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, gaining 49% of the votes in 2008, was able to impose the Turkish branch of the Brotherhood on the people of Turkey. In this regard, billions of Qatari dollars in and the controversial policies of Erdogan were also very effective. In the fuss and controversy surrounding the disappearance of the Saudi journalist who was critical of the kingdom – and who did not hide his own Brotherhood inclinations, there are some strange and very controversial contradictions:

First, there is the ideological contradiction. This contradiction has existed for a long time between the other Shiite and Sunni views of Islam andthe Muslim Brotherhood, with Doha and Ankara at its head with different financial weights. The Erdogan government, which is dependent on smuggling and money laundering to function, has to follow the lead of Doha that sits upon a sea of oil dollars and illegitimate wealth.

Secondly, Turkey is the kind of controversy Turkey has created. After Iran, Turkey is the second worst country when it comes to observing diplomatic standards. Turkey announces that it has video and sound coverage of the Saudi embassy. This means that the Turkish government is willing to violate the sanctity of theembassy of a “friend and brother nation,” and then tries to cover this blunder by asking the Saudis for permission to officially search the embassy grounds.

Thirdly, on the assumption of the disappearance of a Saudi citizen at the Saudi embassy, ​​they never block diplomatic channels. In addition, how can the controversy surrounding the disappearance of Khashoggirevive the standing of Erdogan’s criminal government that is already lost in his battle with the United States over the case of the American pastor who was recently released from house arrest in Turkey?

The Arab summit, which is scheduled to be held shortly and will confirm that the countries of the region are active in the sanctions against the Iranian regime and share interest, will leave no room for exploiting the ridiculous Khashoggi fiction. It was fitting that Recep Tayyip Erdogan initially consulted with the masters of terrorism, kidnapping, and hostage taking in Iran and then took action. Of course, we must admit that, despite all the mischiefs of the ruling party in Turkey, the Iranian regime is still tops all the global charts in crime, mendacity, kidnapping, hostage-taking, and terrorism.

About the Author
Fred Saberi is a Swedish political analyst of Iranian origin interested in Middle East affairs.