In recent weeks, the idea of the cherished goal of reviving the Khilafah has been discussed in a Turkish publication. Are Turkey’s current rulers truly committed to such revival or was this merely an attempt to garner support in the Muslim world?
Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan has disappointed many sincere Muslims. He emerged in Turkey under difficult circumstances and Muslims, especially members of the Islamic movement, had reposed high hopes in him but his policies vis-à-vis Iraq, Libya, and Syria have astonished and disappointed many. How could a leader who fought so tenaciously against the Turkish “deep state” — no mean feat — sud-denly fall to the level of an ordinary politician willing to sell his soul to the devil?
A Monthly Newsmagazine from Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT)
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