Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was declared the winner of the presidential election. What does it mean for the world?
Arshad Khan, a new resident of Istanbul from International Islamic University, Malaysia answers this question as follows:
Victory of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan means different to different leaders and countries
America: Not an easy ally who bow down to their tune, tough time to deal with unless Trump is incharge
NATO: Dependable ally, second largest military with good relations against projected enemies
Sweden: Difficult road ahead to get in NATO
Europe: Alternative to China to smaller extent with whom they want to lessen their dependency. will not be dancing to their tune on false promises of Entry to european Union. They will gear up trying to be good friends after trying desperately to not get him elected.
Turkic states: Good news, they can play a unified major role
UAE & Saudia: continuation of newly developed friendship, can be a reliable partner against western bullying.
Qatar & Azerbiajan: Big Brother victory which to be celebrated by whole country
China: can continue working on BRI and silk route revival. trustable and important route for their export markets
Russia & Iran: Happiest, will make Turkey the HUB of energy for supplying to west without sanctions
Iraq: can proceed further on development of Highway from Basra to Europe via Turkey
Syria: will try to ally by asking more concession but will get realigned from pressure of Russia and Iran
Afganistan & pakistan: Dreamland of Ertugrul gazi and revival of ottoman empire.
Africa: happiest and want to continue the trade and business and develop it multifold.