“Our leaders are inefficient” and “cruel” and “corrupt”! These are common complaints or discussion points in our parts of the world. There is some truth in such remarks. But there is another eternal truth, i.e. leaders are not parachuted from the sky. They come from the society, from among us. They are our own reflection. For historical reasons, Turkey has been very close to Muslims’ hearts!
Less than a century back, as seat of Islamic caliphate, Turks were our political masters. Leading a global political empire covering parts of Europe, Africa and Asia for half a millennia requires a lot capabilities. But all that came to an end in the aftermath of the World War I. What was left behind of this massive empire is presently the Republic of Turkey. Since the beginning of this century, Turkey has experienced the country’s first set of democratic governments. The present leadership may have its share of failings. But overall, they command a high level of genuine respect and love from the masses. Read more → (452)