Turkey's support of ISIL, the downing of the Russian Su-24 bomber and the interruption of a moment of silence dedicated to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks with boos and yells of "Allahu Akbar" at a stadium in Turkey shows that the Islamic side of Turkey is strong and present, and the country isn't on the same page with the EU when it comes to issues of Islamic fundamentalism, the author said.
Turkey is dreaming of becoming a great power once again. The country is essentially "an Islamic caliphate" which is currently in the process of trying to re-establish the Ottoman Empire, Celerier argued.
The world might soon witness a confrontation between Ankara and Tehran, as the two cities would compete with each other to become a leader of a new empire in the Middle East, the French journalist said.
There would be a rise of new, more politically and economically powerful "Islamic caliphates" in the future. Turkey will be one of them, the author said.
The development of Islamic banks, media, educational programs and charities all of which support fundamentalist Islamic teachings around the world is the real risk that Europe is facing. Meanwhile ISIL is simply an artificially created organization to conceal and distract the attention of the West from a real threat that has been quickly rising behind the scenes, Celerier argued.