domingo, 27 de março de 2016

Terrorist threat in Europe: The two fronts of the war on "jihad"

At a time when the European Union come to discuss the security of the external borders, due to the crisis of migrants and refugees, be, but, once again, the center of Europe being attacked in strength. After Paris, terrorism struck in Brussels force. The self-proclaimed Islamic State Group took over the bombing that, on March 22, made more than 30 dead and 200 wounded in the Belgian capital.

One of the three bombers at the airport of Zaventem was the Belgian Brahim Bakraoui, a native of Brussels. This alleged jihadist suicide would have been detained in Turkey for about nine months. Ankara claims to have it shipped to Europe with an alert of possible terrorist. "We reported the deportation to the Belgian authorities on 14 July 2015 through a notification", this week the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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A normal procedure in Turkey, explained to us exclusively, Serhat Güvenç, international relations specialist of Kadir Has University in Istanbul. "The numbers that we have point to about 5000 people investigated and under suspicion. Of these, 2000 were deported to their respective countries, but without any result. What shows us that, despite the more or less communication mechanisms work, the bombs and terrorist actions continue. Shows us that this information will not have been properly evaluated ", accuses this analyst, interviewed by our correspondent in Turkey, Bora Bayraktar.

However, although Belgian, Brahim Bakr aoui was deported to the Netherlands. The Dutch authorities have registered their entry into the country, but accused, on the other hand, the Turkey not to have fulfilled the due procedures and, above all, explained the reasons for the deportation.

With this attack in Brussels four months after the deadliest of the attacks in the heart of Europe claimed by "Daesh", the jihadist group shows keep very active in the "heart" of the European Union. There are suspicions that more than 400 elements affects the self-proclaimed Islamic State can be in Europe to prepare new attacks.

Serhat Güvenç reminded us a recent claim to Erdogan: lead Europe to amend the definition of "terrorism", joining the main suspects also alleged accomplices even though not participating directly in any terrorist attack. The Turkish Pre sident was referring to Kurdish terrorist groups that have launched the terror in that country, but the Brussels events led him to extend the scope of the alert.

"There's a big difference between Turkish and European definitions of the term ' terrorism '. So when the Turkey carries out deportations to Europe warning of alleged terrorists, it is possible that European countries interpret differently the signs evidenced ", admits.

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The analyst acknowledges that Europe and Turkey "do not use the same definition or context is similar" and considers that this can result in a problem: "when Turkey investiga tes a person and ranks as a potential terrorist, Europe does not recognize the Turkish criteria followed. I don't even consider these people as suspects. Can be a reflection of different cultures in terms of security, and that's important. "

Recently, were revealed documents with over 20000 names of potential "jihadists" to work for the world in different functions in the service of "Daesh", including recruitment or mere logistical support to terrorists enemy infiltrators in Western societies. Among them there will be. The authenticity of the documents is yet to confirm the 100%.

The war on terrorism continues in northern Syria and Iraq, where Belgium, however, made it known earlier this week that it will reactivate your direct participation in combat the "jihadists". The counterattack, however, have arisen without mercy, where you least expect it.

After writing a satirical newspaper in Paris, in early January, a football stadium, a crowded Rock concert and cafes full of customers were targeted by terrorism on a Friday night in November. Now was in Brussels, at the airport and on the subway. The cells "jihadists" are to keep Europe under a dangerous and unpredictable threat.

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