Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said that the West seeks to "cause confusion in Turkey." He made his remarks in an interview with Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) on August 25, 2021. Soylu said that the West wants to challenge Turkey's values and attack its economy, democracy, and republic. He added that it was the West that caused the crises in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq. Soylu explained that Turkey's main goal is cooperation with the countries in the "Islamic region."
Süleyman Soylu: "There is no such thing as xenophobia in Turkey.
"The West wants to cause confusion in Turkey. They want to confront our values and to attack our economy, democracy, and republic. They want to attack all these things. [Their] intelligence forces waged a fierce attack, but failed to achieve positive results. Who caused the crisis in Afghanistan? The West. And the crisis in Syria? The West. It is the West that caused confusion and chaos in Iraq. We have always extended a brotherly hand to our neighboring countries. Cooperation is our main goal. We don't want to mix things up in the Islamic regions. It is the countries that target our unity and our very existence that seek to sever ties in the Islamic regions and countries."