Hello everybody. I came across to this discussion while I was searching something else about Pakistani army and registered in order to comment on just this topic.
I personally do not care about if Turkey or Pakistan or any other muslim country is the most powerful muslim country in the world. As long as Muslim countries get stronger and more democratised, I am willing to accept Turkey's to be out ouf top five or even top ten. Because if Turkey is out of top five or top ten with this power it has now, it means that other muslim countries are much stronger and constitute much wieght in space-time. I will not be uncomfortable if Pakistan or any other muslim country is more powerful than Turkey. Because I strongly believe that what we have Pakistan has, what Pakistan has we have.
Turkey is a muslim country which has a secular constitution, by the way.
I would like to tell everybody another thing which might be off-topic to this dicussion. Pakistan has a special place in Turks' hearts. In Turkey, there are three significant political groups: Kemalists who gathered arround CHP (Republican Public Party), Nationalists who gathered arround MHP (Nationalist Movement Party) and conservative religionists who gathered arround AKP (Justice and Development Party). And they are rarely united on their ideas. There are some exceptions to this. One of the exception is Pakistan. All parties and NGOs agree on the support that needs to be given Pakistan when necessary. I sincerely hope that Pakistan will get much and much powerful in the next years.