Erdoğan and Tsipras struck a bargain

Erdoğan and Tsipras struck a bargain

Considering the fact that both of these two governments are having difficulties, that both have been in a tight corner in internal politics, they agreed to divert the attention of people by keeping the tensions between Turkey and Greece alive.

President Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Greece cracked the magnitude of the assault on both country’s toiling masses wide open once again.

Skip the grinning faces they showed in front of the cameras, the empty talk about good neighborliness and friendly ties between the countries. Everybody knows that real friendship is not possible in an imperialist world; the world of hypocrites, those who always wear a mask.

They do not try to deceive each other but the peoples.

Erdoğan visited Greece and beat around the bush about the Treaty of Lausanne. While uttering these words, he used a tone which would be appealing to “nationalist” sentiments.

Tsipras replied with the same attitude and proved how a government that prostitutes itself as “left-wing” can actually take part in a contest of nationalisms.

In other words, Erdoğan and Tsipras struck a bargain about an issue: considering the fact that both of these governments are having difficulties, that both have been in a tight corner in internal politics, they agreed to divert the attention of people by keeping the tensions between Turkey and Greece alive.

Another issue on which Erdoğan and Tsipras agreed is to have the capitalist classes of both countries, which are actually competing with each other at regional scale, to cooperate in exploiting the cheap labor force, in creating new areas of investment and in plundering natural resources.

In terms of the refugee problem, Turkish and Greek governments are both seeking to gain a political leverage vis-à-vis the terrible tragedy caused by imperialist designs in the Middle East.

On the other hand, the so-called left-wing government of Greece has assumed the role of defending NATO against Erdoğan’s anti-American demagogy.

In brief, both envisage nationalism, racism and the threat of war for people, and greater profits for the capitalists to whom they serve.

Erdoğan and Tsipras, and the forces which stand behind them should know that we will not give them this chance!

The peoples of both countries are friends and neighbors indeed! And their enemy is the exploiters, the capitalists, the imperialists, the NATO.

We will overcome them together!

8 December 2017