First off, my own work strongly suggests that we discard the identification of Troy. That has been dragging through this area from the beginning and setting the narrative. Take that out and we have a local ruler establishing a known city of the Philistines in the Levant. This would support trade coming through the Hellespont and flowing through to Egypt.
Sea peoples are mentioned and that confirms the time frame and the likely presence of the doric invaders in mainland Greece. Again the Atlantis 'empire' collapsed in 1159 BC and that event inspired the Doric invasion of Greece.
What is disclosed is a robust sea traffic already as we needed to confirm. It is plausible that the Philistines came from Anatolia to establish a presence close by Egypt. This makes excellent sense because they would then be accessing the two geographic choke points for Bronze Age trade routes.
Image of the James Mellaart copy of the Luwian inscription (Image: James Mellaart/Luwian Studies)
The controversial British archaeologist James Mellaart in the middle, smoking a cigarette at the neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Inscription in hieroglyphic Luwian script, Amuq Valley, Jisr el Hadid, University of Chicago. (Public Domain)