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How Turkey’s Erdogan Portrayed Syria Offensive as a Pan-Islam Struggle

A Turkey-backed opposition fighter of the Free Syrian Army stands at a food distribution centre, in the northwestern city of…

As Turkey last month announced its military incursion into northeast Syria, Turkish officials said the operation was to “prevent the creation of a terror corridor” along Turkey’s southern border with Syria. Locally, however, their message added a religious zeal to the Muslim nation by depicting the offensive as an Islamic struggle against “infidels.”

Some experts and observers of the country say the government’s religious messaging is a mixture of ideology and political propaganda aimed at promoting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambition to be seen as the leader and protector of the Muslim world.

While announcing the operation on October 9, Erdogan tweeted read more >>>

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