Raissouni: The coup targeted the rising Turkey

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The Deputy President of the IUMS, Ahmad Raissouni, stressed that the failed coup attempt perceived by Turkey mid-July was aimed at political and economic renaissance and competitiveness, but it is allowed to know the strong guardianship through the strong impact attitude of the people.

In an exclusive interview with "Anatolia", Raissouni explained that "the head of Turkey was wanted because of the leading to the strong Muslim world, especially in the construction of economic power," noting that "the possible involvement of regional and international forces in the attempt."

With regard to the lessons of the coup in Turkey that the Arab states and peoples of the region as a whole could benefit from, he said that "firm position and awoke issued by the Turkish people confirms the slogan that was raised during the Arab Spring: the people want."

Raissouni highlighted that being able to thwart the coup relieve the Turkish people from the remains of military rule he had suffered from earlier, explaining that "the release of the grip and the domination and control of the West requires economic strength of independent political stemming from the peoples and construction, as well as the cultural and intellectual freedom."

Text of the interview:

- Turkey has recently been able to attempt a fail coup, what is your reading of these developments?

First of all, we congratulate the Turkish leadership and people to get rid of this evil done to them, and we congratulate the people on the vigilance and firmness, then surely that this coup attempt failed but is in fact a suicide bombing to those who did it and as usual bombers kill themselves before everything, and those who have this operation killed themselves, whether it is those who have died, or became in grip of justice or wanted, and the coup suicide bomber also for the remainder of the tyranny and authoritarianism control forces, and to be able to thwart the coup relieve the Turkish people from the remnants of military rule, because Turkey although it was for  20 or more years are going by virtue of a civilian democratically elected, the remnants of the military regime survived and were still visible.

- How true that there is an international operation room aimed at Turkey and some countries in the Arab and Islamic region?

This phrase was launched by a man with experience, a past Tunisian president Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, he is more knowledgeable than me and the general public, and he knows what he is saying, we as intellectuals and thinkers feel that these things are real, but we do not have evidence to prove, but when issued by the past president, and a man seasoned politician for decades he means what he says, we see that the coup  in Egypt, for example, was coordinated and occurred after the meetings of regional and international for a year or two.

The head of Turkey, I do not say only the head (President Recep Tayyip Erdogan) was required but Turkey's emerging democracy and competition politically and economically was required, not surprising that there would be hands from here and there that are regional and close to Turkey, unfortunately, and other hands of Western and perhaps an Israeli, was involved in what happened, and the positions in the first moments and hours in the first night show it.

- What are the lessons that the Arab states and peoples of the region as a whole can take from the failed coup in Turkey?

Firm position and awoke issued by the Turkish people confirms the slogan that was raised during the Arab Spring: "the people want ". This slogan proves that when people want something, they can achieve, and it becomes near, and the Arab peoples and the peoples of the region must adopt this slogan. So if the people gave something and takes the position, it is his will, which will be in opposition to the will of the minorities controlling. 

- What do you think the future of the Middle East region in particular, especially that there are those who believe that the failed coup was aimed at drawing a new map of the region?

I think that the failed coup attempt gave new birth to Turkey, where he has been identified as the forces of evil and guardianship and conspiracy, and the forces that are used by a few generals and officers to control the fate of the people, and this era is over in Turkey, at least, being the case, and recovered Turkey from its wounds this no doubt will send a message to the peoples of the region being able to do like that.

- In your estimation does the foundation for economic strength sponsor the advancement of Arab and Islamic peoples, and stay away from the tutelage and guidance of the West?

I'm not saying stay away from the West, but the disengagement of the grip, and this is a necessary thing, but the release of grip and dominance and control of the West requires economic strength of independent political stemming from the peoples and construction, because what stems from peoples are difficult to control it or subjecting it, as it must be to walk in the direction of cultural liberation and intellectual in order to deal with the West on the basis of common interests.

All this is possible, as I said, the head of Turkey was required because he was leading to a strong Islamic world, especially in the construction of economic power, they have collected and Catlett several initiatives and forms, especially economic initiatives primarily, so the Muslim world of his wealth and integration capabilities, making it eligible in a brief to build economic strength time, but it will not work if you were not accompanied by political will and political building and strengthening the relationship between the Islamic peoples.