5 June 2012 /CENGİZ ÇANDAR
Syria is becoming a test for every country that has a role in world politics, and that goes for Turkey, too. Turkey’s stance against the dictatorship in Damascus cannot be said to be wrong.
But another undeniable fact is that there has been a common perception arguing that Turkey is trying to take on morr responsibilities than it can handle. In a period when so much is expected from it, it is impossible for Turkey to meet these expectations because its internal problems are too great and too troubling. Only Turkey can deal with the grisly scenes in Damascus, but it must be democratic to be able to do that. Right now, democracy in Turkey is moving backwards, and a Turkey dealing with such big problems cannot handle the issue of Syria.