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.
Ankara'da kritik görüşme: Erdoğan ve Bahçeli görüşmesinden ilk görüntü
— Cumhuriyet (@cumhuriyetgzt) November 17, 2021
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.
Genel Başkanımız Sayın Devlet BAHÇELİ, Cumhurbaşkanımız Sayın Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN ile Cumhurbaşkanlığı Külliyesinde bir araya geldi. pic.twitter.com/OOLtsXsRFj
— MHP (@MHP_Bilgi) November 17, 2021
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.