It seems that the Turkish ambitions to return to the Ottoman era are not limited to the local Turkish interior by returning churches to mosques, or converting them into mosques, as happened with the Hagia Sophia Church Museum, and many others, within a campaign that appears to be systematic.
These ambitions of modern Republic Turkey come alongside desire, and intentions to expand across geographical areas outside their defined borders.
Metin Glunk, a member of the Turkish parliament for the Justice and Development Party, attached the map of “Greater Turkey” and the red Turkish flag appeared on it, which remarkably includes parts of “Arab and European” countries.
It is the midst of a conflict with Greece over gas and oil resources in the eastern Mediterranean, Turkish ambitions in Syria’s Idlib, and a desire to re-annex it to Turkish rule and centralization of Ankara, and it raises questions about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ability to restore the glories of the Ottoman sultans in the geographical expansion that these countries consider as an occupation, No Islamic conquests.
“Greater Turkey,” according to its publisher, includes large areas of northern Greece, the eastern Aegean islands, half of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Armenia, as well as large areas of Georgia, Iraq, and Syria.
Not only did the deputy publish the map with his tweets that were not innocent, as described by commentators, but Glonk praised the victory of the Seljuks over the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Malaz Kord in 1071.
The victory of the Seljuks in the aforementioned year was linked by the deputy Metin of the ruling party, the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with his country entering the twenty-first century with great moves in the spirit of the year 1071, and he found that the Western campaigns against Turkey are currently due to the recent openness to Syria, the Mediterranean, and Africa.
In return for this tweet of the deputy, he found the responses of the tweeters of Greece on his map, publishing the great map of Greece in blue, in addition to Kurdish responses, the Kurdish dream map was published, which in turn is part of Turkey, Syria, and Iraq as well.
Arab and Gulf warriors attacked the map published by the deputy of Erdogan’s party, describing it as the bitter truth that reveals Turkish ambitions and the necessity to address it through Arab projects and alliances, while others reminded of the Ottomans’ crimes against Arab countries and their peoples.