Why and How Arab Spring Became Successful ?
The progress of Tunisian Revolution started with a police officer’s knocking
Fadiye Hamdi and seizing his bench and then Muhammed Buazizi, who is an
Tunisian young man, burning himself and die in the hospital. The groups that
attended to the funeral of Buazizi protested the regime and Zeynel Abidin, who
stayed inefficient to had to resign after the many deaths resulted from conflict.
Zeynel Abidin’s leaving the country caused the first flames of Arab Spring,
which caused a striking exchange progress of the governments and Tunis
became the first country suffering from that. During this first exchange period,
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According to the disclosure made by Bubekr Binsayr, who is the
secretary of High Election Council, there were 4,1 million elector population and
%90 of this population used their voting rights. 14.800 people, including people
from America and EU, observed the selections and according to their reports, the
election process occurred in a peaceful and democratic way.
The results of Tunisian Revolution and Elections
Tunis, which is known as the start point of public rebellion influencing all
Arab world deeply, had its first elections in 23 October 2011. Tunis, which firstly
got colonized by France and then ruled by Habib Burgiga and Zeynel Abidin for
really long times, gave its people to the chance of electing their own presidents
for the first time and En-Nahda was chosen.
Election of 23 October should be accepted as an important step for shaping
inside and foreign policy of ‘’The New Tunis’’. There would be significant effects
of this both for Arabian World and Middle East. Therefore, Tunisian elections
shouldn’t just be look from the point of Tunisian view but also from regional
The process of Tunis’ rebuild was the beginning part of Middle East’s re-
shaping steps and despite all the differences, it can be accepted that it followed
the same path with other countries. It is undeniable fact that in the period of
after election process, the country’s colonization history, previous oppressive
attitude and international relationships built by Bin Ali will affect the
determination of country’s future, which isn’t easy at all. Some actors like
America puts the New Tunis into a dangerous situation for its freedom by giving
the signal for entrance. So, tough times are about to come for Tunis.
The Result of Syria Dead-end
Arab rebellions caused regime changes in a short time in Tunis, Egypt and
Libya; Mübarek was imprisoned and Kaddafi got killed by the rebels ferociously.
As a result of regime change in these three countries, rebellion wave reached to
Syria. However, Syria was different from other countries, which rebellion time
even longer. International powers’ inharmonious attitude towards Syria issue
caused took Syria to the dead-end. Especially Iran’s being unwilling to stop
cooperation with Syria, they had a close relationship since Islamic Revolution
can be accepted as the main reason for crisis’ being ‘’permanent’’. Iran’s this
obvious support causes silent diplomatic crises between Turkey, supporting the
benefits of Syrian people and Iran, supporting Esad regime.
At this point, we shouldn’t regard Iran as the only country supporting Syria
during this rebellion time; especially while Russia and China supports the
protection of Esad regime for their sake, United Stated and Europe Union follows
a policy directly towards to them. If we have a look at before and after Syrian
rebellion, we can see heterogeneous social structure and Syria’s...