Tens of thousands of refugees hit the road bringing Turkey on the verge of great trouble.
Fully aware of what the war the U.S.A. unleashed over them means, the Iraqi people have headed safer territories just like they did in 1991. Duhok, Erbil are presently no more than ghost towns. All head for Turkey; yet where is Turkey going to settle so many people? Health is the main and the most dangerous issue perched over Turkey and the refugees. The people should be given appropriate protection from diseases as well as protection from attacks.
Yet, Turkey is unlikely to be able to overcome these problems without international contribution as refuge does not cease simultaneously with the war but still continue in the aftermath. What needs immediately to be done by Turkey is addressing the UN Security Council for a decision on humanitarian aid including health, housing and security at once to these refugees. Would the Council accept?
Would the UN Security Council that failed in taking action for the U.S. war on Iraq trouble itself for a decision on one of the consequences of this war that it does not support? I doubt.
Curbing these refugees into Turkish territory is not possible; and if ever it was possible, it would not be one efficient solution. As the region swarms up with these people.
At this point, Turkey should add another clause envisaging the deployment of Turkish Forces in the region for help to the motion and gurantee her presence in the war zone. Only then the support and contribution of other allies including the U.S.A. would be guaranteed. Otherwise, Turkish Law and other international agreements and pacts should be consulted.
The second motion now seems in vain and lacking as there is actually no UN staff left in Iraq. At least military aid could be let in the region for assuring the security and issues of housing and health solutions. This is human tragedy we witness. And peoples of the region might rebel unless minimum precaution is assured. If provoked, the refuge would reach unexpected
Expecting the cooperation of the Kurdish groups of Northern Iraq would be naiveté and in vain. Yet, we have no choice but wait and see.
And ANTI-TERRORISM is the essential concern of Turkey at this point. Not letting the deployment of Turkish Forces in the region is mere hand for the danger. Turkey will not transfer her right of self-defense to noone and will take her own decisions in when and where to intervene. Noone should doubt that.