Selections from a recent column of Trend News Agency contributor Rufiz Hafizoglu, who if nothing else is candid. What the project certainly appears to portend is a non-Arab, one could argue anti-Arab, global caliphate. With nuclear weapons; junior and silent partner Pakistan brings those to the table. Ankara and Baku supply the brains, Islamabad the brawn.

Azerbaijan-Turkey-Pakistan format – example for Islamic world

If one looks at Turkey’s foreign policy, it is possible to see that Ankara supported the Muslim countries in all conflicts in the Muslim countries.

This could be seen also during the first and second Karabakh wars.


As for Pakistan, which is the nuclear power of the Islamic world, it also rendered political support to Azerbaijan.

As is known, a trilateral meeting of the delegations of the parliaments of Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Pakistan was held in the Azerbaijani parliament on July 27, during which the Baku Declaration was signed.


Baku and Ankara have great experience in creating trilateral formats. Thus, the Turkey-Georgia-Azerbaijan, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan, and Turkey-Iran-Azerbaijan formats already exist.


All these formats of cooperation are in one way or another connected with Turkey and Azerbaijan, which testifies to the fact that Baku and Ankara are pursuing the far-sighted foreign policy, thereby leading the Islamic world.

But the Azerbaijan-Turkey-Pakistan format can be called an example for the Islamic world.