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India’s Muslims: Rich Hunting Ground for Middle Eastern Rivals
How Turkey’s President Erdogan is seeking to expand his leadership claim in the Islamic world in India.
- James M. Dorsey
- The Globalist
Indian Muslims, 180 million strong, constitute the Islamic world’s second-largest community, after Indonesia, and well ahead of Turkey and ten times larger than Saudi Arabia’s population.
Thus, when the ever expansionist and ambitious President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently declared that Turkey was “the only country that can lead the Muslim world,” it stands to reason that he wasn’t just thinking of Islamic states in the Middle East, South Asian countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh or the…