In one of his speeches, President Erdogan gave a strong response to the condemning messages by countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Last year, following his visit to Egypt and before his visit to the UK, Crown Prince Salman gave an interview to The Telegraph, saying that Saudi Arabia can cooperate with Britain to disseminate “moderate” Islam.
If there is one single issue that has bedeviled Turkey’s relationship with the GCC and Saudi Arabia, it is Turkey’s past efforts to cultivate strong ties with Egypt under President Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government.
Looking back at the Arab spring, this same slogan was also heard in Egypt and other Arab countries.
The most recent indication being the rapid realization of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum established under the leadership of Egypt, Greece, Greek Administration of Southern Cyprus and Israel.
The short-sightedness of the US in the past led to their loss of arms markets of India and Egypt to Russia.
Greek Cyprus unilaterally declared a so-called exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by signing EEZ delineation agreements with Egypt in 2003 and with Israel in 2009.
Therefore, the Greek Cypriot administration is unlikely to swerve from its current strategy of lobbying to politically isolate its enemies by forming alliances with neighboring countries - namely Egypt, Israel and Greece - who if need be would do the fighting for them.
The connection between the Sahwa and the Ikhwan can be traced back to the 1970s, when members of the Ikhwan, who were under pressure in Egypt and Syria, densely migrated to Saudi Arabia, bringing their ideas to the Kingdom.
Being the sole representative of the anti-Arab Spring camp in Libya, which is backed by the UAE-KSA-Egypt axis, Haftar adopted an anti-Turkey policy since he began his coup d’état attempt.
The past decade and the Arab Spring provided multiple examples of Western governments completely failing to support legitimate democratic political movements in countries such as Egypt and Syria, or opposing the violent state and military responses that met those movements.
The attack on protestors in Khartoum is very much similar to the unfortunate experience that Egyptian revolutionaries were subjected during their army’s bloody attack on Rabaa Adawiya Square on August 14, 2013.
In his book entitled The Birth of Israel: Myths and Realities, Simha Flapan underlines that Saudi troops never confronted the Israeli security forces whereas the fronts against Israel mostly comprised of Egyptian troops.