update desk

Turkey aiming to head a global Islamic Union governed by Sharia

Turkey’s Strategic Research Center for Defenders of Justice is planning to organize an “International Islamic Union Congress” every year until 2023 to address the “Islamic confederal state” it aims to establish across the Muslim world.

Palestinians holds pictures of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as they wear shirts with Turkish flags in the West Bank city of Hebron on July 20, 2016. Photo by Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90.
Palestinians holds pictures of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as they wear shirts with Turkish flags in the West Bank city of Hebron on July 20, 2016. Photo by Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90.
  • Turkey’s Strategic Research Center for Defenders of Justice is planning to organize an “International Islamic Union Congress” every year until 2023 to address the “Islamic confederal state” it aims to establish across the Muslim world.
  • “Go to Syria, Iraq, North Africa, the Middle East or the Balkans, and ask the people there what they think of Turkey and Turks. You will never hear words such as colonialism, invasion, persecution or massacre. Instead, you will hear expressions of thanks that have become a symbol, such as, ‘The loyal Turk was here.’ … Yes, it has been a century since we left those lands but the waiting and the hope of the people there has never ended. … You know I say, ‘The world is bigger than five’ [referring to the five permanent member states of the U.N. Security Council]. And Turkey is bigger than Turkey; just know this. We cannot be trapped inside 780,000 kilometers [Turkey’s total area].” — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Nov. 10, 2016.
  • Read rest at Gatestone.
You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Just before you scroll on...

Israel is at war.

JNS is combating the stream of misinformation on Israel with real, honest and factual reporting. In order to deliver this in-depth, unbiased coverage of Israel and the Jewish world, we rely on readers like you.

The support you provide allows our journalists to deliver the truth, free from bias and hidden agendas. Can we count on your support?

Every contribution, big or small, helps JNS.org remain a trusted source of news you can rely on.

Become a part of our mission by donating today
Topics
Comments
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates