On one hand, Middle Eastern countries have a prosperous, peaceful future in the global marketplace; on the other are forces determined to tear it apart.

“I believe that we will take our relations beyond the past in every field. Our journey in the blessed month of Ramadan, when the mercy, forgiveness and compassion of our Lord envelops our hearts, will open the doors of a new era with our friend and brother Saudi Arabia,” tweeted Turkish President Erdogan during his April trip to Saudi Arabia. (photo: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Twitter)