Can OIC es­tab­lish a nonag­gres­sion pact among great pow­ers?

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Politics -

In last week’s ar­ti­cle, we ar­gued that con­flicts among Is­lamic coun­tries re­in­force the Western states’ in­flu­ence on and ex­ploita­tion of Is­lamic coun­tries. Since then we have re­ceived in­ter­est­ing com­ments on it from very dif­fer­ent coun­tries. In re­ply to my ques­tion: Is the West­phalia peace, known as the Western peace that in­flu­enced and con­tin­ued for cen­turies af­ter­wards, pos­si­ble among the Mus­lim coun­tries men­tioned in the ar­ti­cle? Some com­men­ta­tors in turn ad­dressed their own ques­tions to me. Some of them said this was im­pos­si­ble while oth­ers ar­gued that the Western coun­tries would in­ter­vene in such a sit­u­a­tion di­rectly. I have ar­gued that it is valu­able to dis­cuss it as a mere idea.

As is known, the term pres­i­dency of the Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Is­lamic Co­op­er­a­tion (OIC) cur­rently be­longs to Turkey. The ini­tia­tive that con­vened the ex­tra­or­di­nary meet­ing of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Is­lamic Co­op­er­a­tion to counter Trump’s ini­tia­tive of mov­ing the U.S. em­bassy to Jerusalem, and con­demned the U.S. to iso­la­tion in the con­tentious ses­sion in the U.N. af­ter a suc­cess­ful meet­ing, has in­di­cated that it will take the right steps that will give more im­por­tant re­sults in the long run.

Since the be­gin­ning of Western colo­nial­ism, the Western colo­nial em­pire has con­trolled the des­tinies of the Is­lamic coun­tries, ei­ther di­rectly or in­di­rectly. To­day, the con­flicts among the Is­lamic coun­tries such as Iran, Saudi Ara­bia, Ye­men, Egypt, Le­banon, Qatar, Syria, etc., weaken them, caus­ing al­most all of the re­sources of the Is­lamic coun­tries to be si­phoned off to the West as money for weapons.

Oil, nat­u­ral gas, im­por­tant min­er­als, all the riches of Africa - the money that must be spent on hu­man wel­fare is spent on weapons and the prodi­gal­ity of dic­ta­tors. The $500 bil­lion bribe that the U.S. will ac­cept from Saudi Ara­bia, or the sanc­tions it has im­posed on Iran, or the neg­a­tive im­pres­sion cre­ated about the Turk­ish econ­omy for a priest, in­di­cates that the U.S. or its al­lies do not want any pow­er­ful state, in­clud­ing Turkey, in the re­gion. The cur­rent weak­ness of a state means the weak­ness of the other states in the fu­ture.

To­day, the name of Re­cep Tayyip Er­doğan holds mean­ing for peo­ple. He speaks out the most on the prob­lems of op­pressed na­tions and down­trod­den peo­ple, and this style is ap­pre­ci­ated all over the world.

That the states with tra­di­tion, i.e. “Turkey, Iran, Pak­istan, Malaysia, In­done­sia and Egypt” gain power in the Is­lamic Con­fer­ence is promis­ing for the fu­ture. Pre­vi­ously, the oil­rich Arab coun­tries were more ef­fec­tive. It is likely that the then pres­i­dent of the OIC was on hol­i­day when Iraq was oc­cu­pied - he did not make even a state­ment on the war.

To­day, the OIC, es­pe­cially the great Is­lamic coun­tries, can sug­gest a nonag­gres­sion pact.

If Turkey, Iran, Pak­istan, Egypt, and Saudi Ara­bia would sign a nonag­gres­sion pact, Trump would not be able to shake his fin­ger at the Saudi Ara­bian regime and say, “If it weren’t for me, you couldn’t sur­vive for longer than 15 days,” or per­haps would have re­think and re­cal­cu­late be­fore im­pos­ing sanc­tions on Iran. The coun­tries that are mem­ber of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion (D-8) es­tab­lished by the late Prof. Necmet­tin Er­bakan must be in eco­nomic sol­i­dar­ity, and cre­ate a cus­toms union among them­selves, if nec­es­sary.

In the year 2011, the Turk­ish econ­omy was a model econ­omy. The youth who had filled the streets dur­ing the Arab Spring had re­volted, wish­ing to live in a coun­try like Turkey. Turkey’s gains in the ar­eas of econ­omy, democ­racy and free­dom of thought and faith had ig­nited in the Arab streets.

Like­wise, Iran, which the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion had tried to in­te­grate back into the global sys­tem, mis­read the process and at­tempted to be­come an em­pire.

To­day, there is an ef­fort to im­pede Turkey, alien­ate the coun­try from the Turkey of 2011 by at­tack­ing its econ­omy. This same West also im­poses sanc­tions on Iran di­rectly.

While the United Arab Emi­rates (UAE) and Saudi Ara­bia thought that they were putting the world in or­der, the U.S. has al­ready par­a­lyzed them by suck­ing their blood.

From this day on, if the Mus­lim coun­tries can sign a nonag­gres­sion pact as the first step, a se­ri­ous se­cu­rity prob­lem can be solved, to start things off at least.

The Syr­ian civil war was a prob­lem that could be solved by Turkey and Iran in the ini­tial days. How­ever, the er­rors made are so big that Syria has be­come an area where su­per­pow­ers strug­gle with each other on Mus­lim lands by killing Mus­lims.

Like­wise, if this nonag­gres­sion pact could be es­tab­lished, the Ye­meni civil war would prob­a­bly stop au­to­mat­i­cally.

To­mor­row is an­other day.

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