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"Erdogan the Conqueror"

2020-08-03T19:04:29.985Z

The editorial of Le Figaro, by Patrick Saint-Paul.The gunboat and drones have replaced the saber. The objective is clear. The new "Sultan" wants to project the old imperial power beyond its borders, as in the time of Mehmet II, and restore Turkey's pride. After having converted the former Byzantine basilica of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, on July 10, "Erdogan the Conqueror" once again called on History to justify a turnaround in his regional polic...



The gunboat and drones have replaced the saber. The objective is clear. The new "Sultan" wants to project the old imperial power beyond its borders, as in the time of Mehmet II, and restore Turkey's pride. After having converted the former Byzantine basilica of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, on July 10, "Erdogan the Conqueror" once again called on History to justify a turnaround in his regional policy by endorsing the end of "zero problems with neighbors" .

Leaning over maps, he drew new dividing lines in the Mediterranean with his Libyan protege, Fayez al-Sarraj, who after being let loose by his Western allies was forced to give in to the Turkish president. For Recep Tayyip Erdogan, this “new military and energy cooperation” would have overturned the Treaty of Sèvres, which had dismembered the Ottoman Empire after the First World War… Null and void, revised by that of Lausanne, this treaty nevertheless continues to exist. embody the humiliations inflicted

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Source: lefigaro

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