Establishing Turkish control over the southern regions of Russia is the dream of the supporters of neo-Ottomanism, Yashar Yakis, the former foreign minister and representative of Turkey to the UN, told the newspaper “Lenta.ru”.
The diplomat commented on the report of the Turkish TV channel, which showed a map of the expansion of Turkey's zone of influence into the Russian Caucasus, Kuban and Crimea. According to Yakysh, such reports are outrageous, Ankara needs to think about establishing cooperation with neighbors, and not about the seizure of territories.
The politician stressed, that the ideology of neo-Ottomanism is considered “predatory” and is not popular in the Middle East, however, she has her own followers.
Now is not the time to spoil relations with Russia. The region needs friendship between Russia and Turkey, they are the guarantor of peace in the region
– stated politician.
Recall, that in mid-February this year on the air of the Turkish state TV channel TRT1 was shown a forecast of the expansion of the sphere of influence of Turkey to 2050 year, compiled by the American company Stratfor. according to the forecast, large areas in the Middle East will fall under Turkish influence, Africa, as well as southern regions of Russia, including the Caucasus, Stavropol and Kuban, Crimea.