Turkey, towards Cultural Reconfiguration

15/08/2012 21:13
The continuation of the Arab Spring revived Turkey’s traditional ambitions. Today Turkey, which is Sunni-Muslim, has the opportunity to re-control its old Arab colonies. This Turkish re-control can take any form of political alliance between the Muslim Middle East countries with Istanbul being the center of this new alliance.This Turkish ambition may be realized through strengthening the Muslim Brotherhood Movements (MBM) in the different Arab countries.

The present Turkish ruling party, the Justice & Development Islamic Party (AKP) is thought as another name for the MBM. The ruling party in Turkey did not realize, at the very start, that the Arab Spring will produce so much political change in the region. Its understanding came as a direct response to the developments taking place near its southern borders after the collapse of the Gadhafi regime in Libya. Although the Turks had no influence in the Tunisian First General Elections, the success of the Qatar-backed Nahda Islamic Movement in October 2011 enhanced the Turkish hopes towards Islamization. From this point cultural reconfiguration take a clear and visible shape.

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