Erdoğan’s provocative photo with a map of the “Turkish world” that includes Thrace and Cyprus

Erdoğan Devlet Bahçeli

With a map of the “Turkish world”, within which is included Thrace and Cyprus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government partner, head of the far-right Nationalist Action Party (MHP), Devlet Bahçeli, were photographed.

The two men met at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, where they discussed political developments in the country and the course of their co-operation.

Prior to the four-day summit, Erdoğan and Bahçeli posed in front of the camera, provocatively holding up a map of “Turkish countries” that includes Turkic-speaking countries in Central Asia and Muslim-populated areas that Turkey considers “expatriate.”

These includes areas of Russia, the southern Balkans, Cyprus, Iran, Central Asia and the Middle East.

“President Erdoğan and MHP President Bahçeli pose with the Turkish World Map” is the title of a Yeni Şafak article.

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