Early signs of discord between Turkey and Iran are looming on the horizon even though the two countries are allies in their aspirations to spread chaos and terrorism in the Middle East. Iran’s sectarian project is not much different from Turkey’s fundamentalist project, and despite their ideological rivalry it is clear to see that their combined efforts are aimed at undermining Arab stability and moderation.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks during a news conference following a cabinet meeting in Ankara, Turkey, November 30, 2020. (Reuters)
A Yemeni Shia Houthi holds a poster of Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP)
US President Donald Trump(C) speaks about the situation with Iran in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, DC, January 8, 2020. (AFP)
Turkish armed forces train Libyan fighters. (Turkish Ministry of National Defense)
In this picture taken on September 14, 2013, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, is seen as people pay their condolences following the death of his mother in Tehran. (File photo: AFP)