Security is one of the key problems not only in Turkey but also in the global agenda of the day. Daily events in different parts of the world confirm this. Alexey Volkov drew conclusions.
Egyptian Alexandria, Stockholm, St. Petersburg... Terrorist attacks came as a wave without a clear objective. The main thing is that people are panicking, and the world community is on edge again. We can only guess where the extremists will strike the next time. During the week, German Dortmund was the epicenter of the tragic events.
Hours before the match, the smoke enveloped the bus of the football club Borussia Dortmund. Three explosions rocked the area wounding Marc Bartra. The police assume that it was done by a sleeping agent of Islamists. After the evacuation of the players, security forces found three notes. The last one read: colorful blood will be spilled on April 22. The letter is now being checked for authenticity.
Nina Vogt, official police spokeswoman Dortmund:
Security measures have been significantly enhanced everywhere. We don't recommend carrying backpacks to stadiums and public places. Police officers with dogs are everywhere, especially near the football stadium.
The center of the Christian world, the Vatican, has changed beyond recognition. The same can be said about the eternal city of Rome. 3,500 police officers are on its streets.
I do not know how to explain to children why there are so many people with guns on the streets. But we have to - this is our reality in which we are forced to live after a series of terrorist attacks.
I'd rather go around with a light heart in the presence of dozens of armed soldiers. The attacks scare us, I'm myself from Brussels, I know what I'm talking about.
You cannot live in fear. But the attacks occur across Western Europe and at any time you can be in the center of what once seemed so distant.
This is Egypt. As in France, Egypt now knows what the state of emergency is. This is because of Sunday bombings in several churches and a police station, which killed about fifty people.
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt:
We introduce in the country a three-month state of emergency. Such measures are taken to eradicate terrorism and extremism in Egypt. We will definitely protect the country against similar attacks in the future. All those responsible for the attack on the church will be punished. This will be dealt by a special committee, which is formed to keep the situation in the country under control.
No less important issue: many politicians begin exploiting the topic of terrorism. European nationalists press on the topic of the "Islamic state" - many governments are increasingly looking to the right side. By manipulating the fear of extremism, politicians promote absolutely radical ideas. That generates not just anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe, but significantly harms the Muslims who have nothing to do with terrorism.
Marine Le Pen, president of the National Front, candidate for the presidency of the French Republic:
Those who blow up bombs in Europe always start out with small crimes. And you know who I mean. Illegal migrants are easily influenced by Islamists today, but tomorrow they are ready-made bombers. Let's face it, all the illegals fled here, because of the war in the Middle East. They have economic reasons. But we have 7 million unemployed French. France does not need ballast.
As a response to the recent actions of the extremists, the United States used the so-called "mother of all bombs" against the LIH in Afghanistan, which is the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the arsenal of the Pentagon, worth $300 million.
Despite the success of the operation, the conclusion is disappointing: in the current form, combating Islamists is no more than an attempt to cut off the hydra's head. Two more heads will appear in its place.
Many experts are sure that the cure for the plague of the 21st century is on the Internet, where Islamists often recruit terrorists of tomorrow.