An article by Doğu Perinçek, Chairman of the Workers' Party (Turkey). This article was published in his column in the daily newspaper.
You’re watching the developments in Iraq.
Since The Gulf War in 1991, the same notion is implemented in our heads by the mainstream media. The repeated statement is that Sunni-Shia conflicts are expanding in the Middle East.
Above all after the latest assault to Mosul by the terrorist organization of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), deep analyses on “Shi’ite Crescent – Sunni Axis” are distributed within the progressive community. Nearly, everybody thinks and speaks in this scheme, which has been constructed by the globally dominating powers.
ANTI – IMPERIALIST REGIONAL ALLIANCE AND IT’S REAR GUARD
We stated in this column that with the victory of Syria in sight, the US plan of founding a “Kurdish Corridor” from northern Iraq to the Mediterranean is defeated. In our region a front is being formed,. This front will determine the future. Syria, Iraq and Iran have joined hands. It is a great mistake to describe that front as the “Shi’ite Crescent”. If we deny the true nature of this front, we serve the purpose of the enemy.
As the Workers’ Party (Turkey) and with all the anti-imperialist and secular forces in Turkey, we are part of this front. İt is not a Shia-Sunni polarization that we take a stand in. ...