The chaos which has started in Tunisia, against Zeynel Bin Ali, followed by Egypt, against Hüsnü Mübarek and later on Libya, against Kadda Fi, is nowadays followed by Iran, Jordan, Yemen, Syria; in other words, the Arabic World. These events appeared in front page articles of each newspaper in Turkey. With the chaos in these countries continuing, many politicians and prime ministers began to criticize the government or give advice which leads us to a discussion regarding governments refraining from commenting on the internal issues or events of other states. When the phenomenon in Egypt began, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had criticized the government of Egypt but received a rather strict letter which says “none of your business!” in a political manner.Egypt acted the way that modern governments and states should be expected to act, in that ever state/country should have a responsibility for its own happenings, and others should refrain from interfering
Firstly, everyone is responsible for themselves, this is something everyone knows. This is the same for countries also. Before giving advice, or criticizing, you should be in a position which makes your idea valuable or useful. For example Mr. Erdoğan; according to the situation in Turkey, criticizing Egypt should be the last thing he should do. There may not be chaos in Turkey but not everything is fine either, there are still many problems in Turkey. His priority must be to solve these problems. Erdoğan is just an example. There are numerous Prime Ministers like him who does not remember their priority and just give comments to other countries, acting like there is not a single problem inside his country. That is why governments should refrain from commenting on internal issues in other countries.
Secondly, there is a risk of misunderstanding during these comments. The strict response of Egypt is a good example for that. Erdoğan may be totally cordial by saying this but he should have been remembered that there are plenty of problems in Egypt and because of that, Mübarek probably did not want to respond these comments, but instead think about his country. It probably would not have ended with a diplomatic crisis anyways, but it includes some risks in it. That is why politicians should be careful about what the say. They should analyze the situation and speak
according to them. To avoid these kind of problems, the best way is to stay quite and do not interfere with things that you are not directly inside.
In conclusion, politicians are there to solve problems and take the country further; this is their responsibility, not to critique or comment on other countries’ situations. Otherwise it is possible that in the future, they might not listen you, whether the idea that you support does truly make sense, or better than any other idea. Thus, the best way might be not to interfere with others problems or criticize the government because of these problems, unless you have proved yourself in someway which makes your idea valuable reputable.