Turkey: Uniting an “Army of Islam” to defeat Israel

The primary goal, behind the efforts that Erdogan and his puppet Adnan Tanriverdi are machinating, is the formation of a coalition, with a military arm, for the sole purpose of defeating Israel, as Uzay Bulut wrote in an article for the Gatestone Institute.

The second “International Islamic Union Congress,” was recently hosted in Constantinople sponsored mainly by the Strategic Research Center for Defenders of Justice (ASSAM), which is headed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s chief military advisor, Adnan Tanriverdi, a retired lieutenant general and an Islamist.

As the author notes:

At the conference, Adnan Tanriverdi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s top military advisor, delivered a speech detailing the inner workings of the “Islamic Confederal State” that Tanriverdi’s Strategic Research Center for Defenders of Justice (ASSAM) aims to establish with 61 Muslim countries.

In his address, Tanriverdi said that a “rapid deployment force” should be created. Judging by an article Tanriverdi penned in 2009, the purpose of this joint Islamic force is to defeat Israel, which “should be made to get engaged [in war] and the length of the war should be extended.”

Erdogan and his chief military advisor are obviously engaging in projection. It is Turkey that has ethnically cleansed itself of Greeks, Assyrians, and Armenians, and that is now targeting Syrian Kurds. It is the Turkish government’s continued aggression against various peoples in Israel, Syria, Iraq, Cyprus and other countries that is a threat to world peace; not Israel. It is Turkey, not Israel, whose destabilizing foreign policy needs to change.

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Uzay Bulut is a journalist from Turkey and a fellow with the news and public policy group Haym Salomon Center. She holds a master’s degree in media and cultural studies at Ankara’s Middle East Technical University. Bulut’s journalistic work focuses mainly on the Kurdish issue, anti-Semitism, and Turkey’s ethnic and religious minorities. She is presently based in Washington D.C.