Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rally for his political party.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the policies of French President Emmanuel Macron were “flawed,” stressing that his country “would do the best for its interest in the eastern Mediterranean.”

Erdogan said in a speech delivered his meeting with the heads of the AKP branches in the Turkish states, as quoted by the Anadolu Agency: “If we assume that Turkey has dispensed with everything, will France get rid of the confusion policy that this ambitious, but incapable (Macron) led to it and adopt rational policies?”

The Turkish president referred to his country’s determination to c”ontinue fighting for the sake of its allies, just as it does for its citizens,” stressing that “this is Turkey’s model in the struggle.”

Erdogan said, “With the support of our people, we will continue to do whatever we see as the best and most correct for the sake of our country.”

He continued, “If we had received realistic and honest answers to all our questions about the eastern Mediterranean, then we would have to reconsider our policy.”

He added, “We will continue to work for the development of our Turkish nation in all fields, even if Europe and America collapses economically and democratically.”

 

Source: Sputnik, Anadolu

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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-09-18 10:24

Macron is no more ambitious or incapable than Erdogan, who has not won yet. Turkey has embarked on a policy that is based on old Ottoman colonial claims and aspirations. He laid claims to Libyan Misrata as heritage and sponsors Jihadi mercenaries in Libya. The activity of Turkey is not limited to the Maghreb but reached down through the Sahel to the Gulf of Guinea. Turkey’s African ambitions also collide with Egypt and the Emirati from Libya down to the Horn of Afrika. https://turkeyanalyst.org/publications/turkey-analyst-articles/item/646-turkey-advances-in-africa-against-franco-emirati-egyptian-entente.html In all these areas Turkey competes with interests to stabilize the current political and economic situation.… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-19 23:45
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Or US pushing Turkey in a self destructive situation? a Kurdistan between Iranian border, Van and Adana with Rojava, Afrin and Iraqi Kurdistan would be a strategic bliss

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2020-09-21 18:06
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This would be against the long term geo-strategic policy of the US. Since before the times of the Crimean war, the Ottomans have been protected and strengthened by the geo-strategic beneficiaries of maritime power policies. The Greeks usually payed the price. They were bribed or coerced to fight for maritime interests In WWI. And when the Soviets financed Türk victory and the Greek genocide during the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922 the mighty British Empire even declined to give Greece a loan. When Cyprus was decolonised in 1960 the 80% Greek Island was not permitted to join Hellas, and Turkey was… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-18 15:01

Considering the dire state of Turkish economy and its money, and all the enemies the country created to itself since Erdogan is in power, he’s really poorly placed to deem any head of state as incompetent!

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2020-09-21 18:10
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He banks on his personal good connection with Putin and Trump. To make friends is a social competence. And his geo-strategic based choice of friends has so far proven to be no problem.