Aug 15 2018

Advisor to Turkey’s Erdoğan proposes “Turkish-Russian empire”

An economic advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called for Turkey to break away from the U.S. sphere of influence through the establishment of what he called a Turkish-Russian empire, independent news website T24 said.

“We need to re-evaluate our relationship with the West over the last 200 years. They have become used to dollarizing us. Russian-Turkish relations are being rewritten and these relations could stretch as far as Japan,” Yiğit Bulut said on state news channel TRT Haber.

He had never given up on the “Turkish-Russian empire thesis”, he said.

“If in 1854 we had gone hand in hand with the Russians, today people on the shores of Normandy would be walking around with Russian-Turkish dictionaries,” Bulut said in reference to the Crimean War in which Russian fought against an alliance of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire.

Turkish citizens should be using Russian search engine Yandex rather than the American Google, Bulut said.

Rather than being free, Americans were in fact the world’s most oppressed people, he said.