Video grab of Erdogan giving a prayer with his wife on his side
A phenomenon that has been ignored by many, but the second biggest army in NATO is readying itself to play a bigger role in the global sphere.
Here in the picture, Turkey’s self-imposed-President-with-powers (the president used to be powerless) Recep Erdogan is praying for Turkey’s rise as a global Muslim power.
Next to him is his wife who is now the most admired first lady in the Muslim world.
Turkey is now flooded with calls from across the Muslim world for direct action on Myanmar, but the Turkish government, after speaking with the Myanmar de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi seems to have reservations.
Turkish military pressure on Myanmar is not going to happen, but it is surely keeping a tab on the latest actions by the Myanmar regime.
In the not so long past, there were calls from many Muslim nations for an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to build an army that could intervene in cases like Myanmar, but that was downplayed by the leaders of the OIC.
Pakistan, another Muslim country with a strong military history, is the latest Muslim nation that has participated in military actions in the South-eastern Asian region with its alleged intervention in the Sri Lankan conflict.
But with Malaysia – a staunch critic of Myanmar over its handling of its Muslim citizens – unable to act against the attacks on Muslims in the largely Buddhist country, the options for the Myanmar Muslims are drastically limited.
It is certain that Myanmar, making use of the Asean’s limitation on intervention in member countries, will continue to cleanse its territory of Muslims as this seem to be a call from the Buddhist majority.