Turkey’s TV series, Ertugrul has taken much of the Muslim world as well as parts of the non-Muslim world by storm. It is a gripping docu-drama spanning hundreds of episodes but the Arabian potentates are not amused. They have got their court ulama to issue fatwas against it. How pathetic can they get when vulgar Bollywood and Hollywood movies are not banned.
The main reason Zionist Israel can press the Palestinians for total capitulation is because many Israeli-backed autocratic regimes in the Muslim world do not provide any support for Palestinian self-defence. Apart from Islamic Iran, no one provides Palestinians with the means of self-defense.
There is great potential to boost Pakistan-Turkey trade. The two-day visit of Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan to Pakistan will help boost trade and other relations. Islamic Iran, too, must be brought into the equation.
Turkey has come to the aid of the internationally-recognized government of Libya. It has also announced plans to explore gas in the Eastern Mediterranean. Should Turkey succeed in shoring up the government in Tripoli, it could pose a threat to the regime in Egypt.
Turkey invades northeast Syria while US forces betray the Kurds, yet again, open possibilities for both peace as well as more destabilization of the resource rich region.
White supremacists and Islamophobes continue to harbor a distorted view of Turkey’s history that they want to avenge by killing innocent Muslims.
China’s Belt and Road initiative is not the only game in town. There is a road and rail link planned between Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey that would have much positive impact on the development of the region.
Will Turkey take the next logical step and quit NATO that is a military alliance against Muslims?
If two leading powers in the Muslim world were to establish a common framework for operations, it would lead to dramatically positive developments in the Muslim world. It is time for Turkey and Iran to come together.
The Khashoggi affair has exposed the Bani Saud in a manner that none of their other misdemeanors had done before. Turkish President Erdogan has skillfully utilized the ghastly crime to expose their true nature.
The world is changing fast. This can be witnessed in the new alliances that are emerging to challenge US hegemony.