There are three centers of political power in the Republic of Turkey. These are a) the ruling AK party headed by president Erdogan, b) the Sabbatean-controlled Derin Devlet deep state domestic intelligence apparatus and c) the Turkish military, the TAF (Turkish Armed Forces) itself. While the Derin Devlet is primarily concerned with preserving the secularist character of the state and protecting Turkey’s Western alignment, the Turkish military is nationalist and interested in continued suppression of the Kurds. Erdogan early on under his rule ended the prohibition on the use of the Kurdish language and initiated a peace process with the PKK. The peace process was terminated and the Kurdish media was mostly closed down and obviously in both cases due to intense pressure from the Turkish military. The Derin Devlet although historically never a friend of the Kurds has become an indirect ally of the Israel-aligned AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) through the Derin Devlet’s alliance with Israel as the Derin Devlet apparently prevented Erdogan from invading NES (North and East Syria) in 2021. Of course, the Turkish military has no interest in conquering Syria, but Erdogan does as he has never given up his dream of installing a Muslim Brotherhood regime in Damascus.
The extreme last-minute demands from Erdogan on Sweden and Finland in blocking their NATO candidacies were certainly not expected in Stockholm and Helsinki who had been told by the Turkish foreign minister that Turkey welcomed Sweden and Finland to NATO. Erdogan’s demands appear to be the result of domestic military pressure and so Erdogan himself may not be the problem. Stockholm and Helsinki have sought support in Washington in expecting the US to pressure Erdogan. However, Jerusalem with its close alliance with the Derin Devlet may be a more promising avenue. The Derin Devlet of course, considering its utterly secretive nature does not in most cases maintain relations with foreign nations and certainly not with Sweden and Finland. Israel and possibly the United States may be the only exceptions. Stockholm and Helsinki would be particularly well-advised to consult with Jerusalem (through the TEVEL) as to what could be done to persuade the Derin Devlet to intervene and facilitate NATO’s nordic enlargement. Considering the apparently close coordination between the Mossad and the Derin Devlet there are no doubt things Jerusalem can do for the Derin Devlet, and Stockholm and Helsinki could recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassies there in return for Israel and the Derin Devlet facilitating Sweden and Finland’s respective NATO accessions.