Erdogan’s Expansionist Illusions

“We cannot be trapped inside 780,000 sq. kms” said Erdogan recently at an International Islamic Union Congress in Istanbul, which deliberated how to make Islam a super power and advertised the Turkish Islamist as “leading imam of the ummah.” This, of course, is very much part of Erdogan’s long-time dream of bringing back to life the Ottoman Empire, which was nothing if not a failed state sent to its deserved demise by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Nobody in Europe noticed these deranged ravings of a man the EU still considers as ‘partner.’


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