Gee, it’s not like Walid has been warning us about this for years or anything…
Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Hamed al-Hassan said Turkey is hatching new plots in the Middle-East, specially in Syria, because it intends to revive the Ottoman Empire.
“Turkey is trying to reconstruct the Ottoman Empire in the region,” Hassan said at a conference on ‘Syrian Developments’ held at Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology on Monday.
“When Turkey’s Justice and Development Party won the Turkish parliamentary elections, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan presented his party’s victory to the people of Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Central Asia, and the Balkans which were once parts of the Ottoman Empire,” he noted.
Hassan said that Turkey has hatched and implemented plots in Syria despite the two countries’ previously good relations for the sake of the same goal.
“Turkey has embarked on hatching plots against Syria, while we (Syria and Turkey) had good relations in the past. Ankara and Damascus had signed cooperation agreements and planned to cancel visa formalities (for each other’s citizens). The volume of trade transactions between Turkey and Syria amounted to billions of dollars, but that country (Turkey) hatches plots against Syria,” he said, indicating that the seemingly contradictory decisions and actions of Ankara are in fact the result of the same aspirations of Turkey, i.e. reviving the ancient Ottoman empire.
The next time someone looks at you like you have three heads because you suggest it might be best in the short term if Bashar al-Assad remains in control of Syria, whip out this article.