On Saturday, the Turkish state channel TRT1 showed a map of Turkish spheres of influence by 2050, in a book titled "The Next 100 Years": Predictions for the 21st Century written by American political researcher, George Friedman, founder of the Stratfor Center for Research in International Politics.
The book, published in 2009, includes expectations about the geopolitical situation in the world during the 21 century, its development, and the changing balance of power over the coming decades.
The Stratfor Center is an American center for Strategic and Security Studies. It is considered one of the most important private institutions dealing with the intelligence sector, known by the American press as the "Shadow CIA".
The map was, therefore, attributed to the CIA, but it was originally drawn based on projections issued by Friedman, founder of the Shadow CIA.
Who does it include?
The map uncovered by the Turkish channel included Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, the entire Arabian Peninsula and Greece, in addition to the Trans-Caucasus region and some regions of southern Russia, the Crimea, eastern Ukraine and parts of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan overlooking the Caspian Sea.
But it excluded Iran and Israel, leading to a kind of controversy in the Arab political arena, about the expectations and intentions by the Center and non-inclusion of Israel and Iran.
'Turkish interventions ...'
During the past few years, Turkey has interfered in many countries in the Middle East and Africa through proxy mercenaries and the terrorist groups, as in Egypt through the Muslim Brotherhood, but it failed, and in Syria through its Syrian mercenaries who it used as proxies in Libya and Karabakh, and Iraq too by establishing its bases in the areas under the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Başûr Kurdistan, and in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan through its support for al-Qaeda terrorist groups, in addition to its interventions in Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Karabakh.
'Regional conflicts and Turkey'
Member of the Executive Office of the Iraqi Journalists Union, press and cultural advisor, Alaa Al-Awad Al-Azzawi, says that in light of the international conditions and unstable regional changes in the Middle East and the "American-Iranian-Zionist" conflict, Turkey has come out as a fourth power that enjoys previous national influence, dates back to the Ottoman Empire and its eternal dream is to return to before the First World War.
Al-Azzawi added: "Turkey's interference in Syria and its direct occupation of areas in northern Iraq under the pretext of pursuing the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and establishing military bases amid plain sight Arab, governmental and regional silence, encourages it and other countries that ended their time and formerly."
'The danger is inevitably coming'
Al-Azzawi pointed out that the Turkish thinks about realizing its dreams in the time ahead, is the next real danger, and therefore the solution is Arab-Arab par excellence.
Al-Azzawi confirmed that if the Arab countries do not achieve a minimum degree of unity, such as the Arab Union or the Union of Arab States, similar to the European Union, "Let us say farwell on our country, the danger is coming."
'Promoted by the Muslim Brotherhood'
Meanwhile, Jordanian political activist Rania Haddadin confirmed that the map published by the "Muslim Brotherhood and Caliphate" group is of Turkish influence by 2050, evidenced in its general framework of the Ottoman state, expressing her surprise because "it preserved the security of Israel, ignoring it on the map."
Rania added: "Taking Israel off the map goes to two reasons: Either a deal to protects the Israeli entity, or common interests to put pressure on the Turks. On the other hand, Iran was outside the division to confirm my first theory of the Ottoman state, and since the point is the basic principle is that Turkey is an Islamic country. The map must be adjusted in a more holistic manner. Other than that, there is mistrust in the Turkish goal of unifying Islamic countries under one banner.
Jordanian Haddadin pointed out that this map is a rule of imagination, because the countries that are allies in the Middle East are stronger and will support their allies, as happens at least on the Syrian lands. In the next stage, Turkey will be weaker with the presence of a new party that looms on the horizon to shake the rule of Erdogan's party.
'Promoting impossible dreams'
As for the Egyptian writer and political researcher, Jammal Raef, he believes that promoting these dreams is "impossible and illegal and expresses Erdogan's malicious intentions" related to expansion in the Arab lands. I t is nothing but a media bankruptcy after the Turkish propaganda tools failed to convince the Turkish interior of logical reasons related to the depletion of the economy or pushing Turkish youth to die in Syria, Libya, Kazakhstan and other areas where Turkish forces are militarily involved.
The Egyptian political researcher pointed out that this map is a new attempt to flirt with the owners of extremist ideas to strengthen the ideological wars and prove the real fingers that move ISIS and other extremist groups that adopt the same goals and work in favor of Erdogan's expansionist dreams that no longer at the present time and will unfulfilled. One day, they are illusions by the Turkish regime to stay in power, tighten its grip on the reins of the Turkish interior, and an illogical justification for its foreign military moves that have destroyed the economy and many lives without interest.
'Egypt was and still is warning of Turkish hegemony in the region'
For his part, Egyptian journalist Mahmmud Bassiyuni said that what was mentioned in the map by the official Turkish TRT channel days before the Turkish hegemony over the regions in the Middle East, Greece and parts of Russia by the year 2050 embodied what Egypt had been warning about over the past years about plans of Turkey, which is completely destabilizing the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Bassiyuni stressed that Turkey and Iran are feverishly seeking to share influence in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, after the United States began its plan to withdraw from the Middle East at the end of the Obama era and devote itself to its battles with China in East Asia.
The Egyptian writer and journalist stated that what was mentioned in the map was transmitted from the book" The Next 100 Years" by the American George Friedman, founder of the Stratford Research Center, which studies the geopolitical changes in the world and put the Middle East under Turkish domination, referring to Turkey's success in restoring the defunct Ottoman legacy through its control over the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, whose members are everywhere in a number of Arab countries, and whom Erdogan once dubbed in a rare moment of sincerity as local agents.
Friedman’s future bet, based on Erdogan’s blatant interference in the Middle Eastern countries, bringing to mind once again, Obama’s project to empower the Muslim Brotherhood in Arab countries, following the chaos of the Arab Uprisings in 2011, which started from the success of what was called then, "experiment Turkey" or getting rid of the militant groups through a crusty, secular formula that Turkey was modeling in the hope of joining the European Union, but it was not a serious experiment by any measure and the coup in Turkey against all of Ataturk's secular legacy proved the opposite.
Friedman and Obama gave up to what the Brotherhood planted in the minds of the West
Bassiyuni, during his talk about the Friedman and Obama giving up, touched on what the Brotherhood effect on the West that they are the ready-made alternative to rule, and that their contact with Turkey can restore the old caliphate formula as a barrier against Iranian expansionism on the one hand, and the expansionist projects of Russia and China on the other hand.
The Egyptian journalist pointed out that the proposed project completely ignores the right of peoples to self-determination, and that both Iran and Turkey are used to using terrorist armed militias to resolve their battles, and as a cover to their colonial greedy intentions in the wealth, especially the Mediterranean gas.
He added, "What hinders these regional colonial projects, presence of powerful states, at the forefront of which the Egyptian, which clearly challenged the Turkish hegemony projects when President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi drew a red line for the conflict in Libya in the face of the Brotherhood organization." This explains Turkey's harboring of the terrorist Brotherhood members and its wide support for informing terrorist groups in order to thwart the development efforts in Egypt, using social media among the average citizen.
The Egyptian journalist warned of the map, saying: “It expresses a grave danger facing the eastern Mediterranean and the Arab region and its national project that crystallized after independence from old colonialism, and that Turkey’s movements and interventions in Libya, Tunisia and Somalia seek to encircle the Arab powers. The opposition to the Turkish project and adherence to its national project, which will inevitably resist these illusions.
The Egyptian journalist ended his speech by touching on the American silence about Turkish delusions, as he emphasized that the American silence on Turkish delusions and Iranian thuggery offers the region a golden plate for Chinese-Russian projects in the long term, which will undoubtedly affect their interests in the long run.
'Daydreams will be gone very soon.'
As for the Libyan political analyst, Radwan Al-Fitouri, he noted that the ambition of Turkish President is known to all, and pointed out that those who see Erdogan's interference in these countries, "Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, the Arabian Peninsula and the harassment of Egypt" are fully aware that the ambition of this Ottoman is much cpmprhensive.
Al-Fitouri added, “Erdogan in every country wears a suit that differs from the other country, in a country that establishes itself as the Emir of Muslims, and in another country that establishes itself as the protector of peace and supporter of democracy to intervene in the affairs of states with these arguments. He strikes the decisions of the United Nations and the international community without paying heed, pointing out that this indifference came as a result of the unlimited Russian support and the covert support from America in the previous administration.
And Libyan political analyst Radwan al-Fettouri warned of Erdogan's paranoia and said: “Erdogan took him as paranoid and was infected with the megalomania virus, so to speak, and he imagines that like a roaring wave, no one can stop it, this is the beginning of the end for him, an end from within and an end from outside, so Turkey lives Now on a hot plate in every sense of the word after the collapse of the Turkish lira in a precedent that did not happen in the history of Turkey, and the Turkish army is in a state of restlessness and will not forget to Erdogan how he walked them naked in the streets of Istanbul, he is trying to escape from his internal crises by interfering in the affairs of countries, especially Syria and Libya.
Al-Fitouri indicated that Erdogan sees Libya as his savior from all his internal crises and sees it as the cornerstone of controlling the African continent, but these are dreams that will disappear very soon.