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What is the essence of the Saudi-Turkish Conflict?
The establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as it is known by the world today, dates back to 1932 by Abdulaziz Al Saud.
- Osama Dlykan
But what many do not know is that this kingdom is the third state of the Sauds; the first one (1747-1818) and the second (1818-1891).
Both states were overthrown militarily by the Ottoman Turks, the first directly, and the second indirectly through the Turks’ support of the Al Rashid, who were the rivals of Al-Saud.
The roots of what is now known as a conflict between two different trends within Sunni Islam (the Saudi-backed Wahhabi trend versus the…