BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Syrian government continued their war of words with the Erdogan administration on Tuesday as both sides resume their insults towards one another.

During a press conference in Moscow on Tuesday, the political and media adviser to the Syrian President Dr. Bouthaina Sha’aban heavily criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over Ottoman-like ambitions in the region.

“Turkey has all the new ambitions to occupy other people’s land. I think we are facing Erdogan who has dreams of reinvigorating and recreating the Ottoman Empire,” she began.

“I don’t think he will be able to do that because our people are there to defend our land and to defend our country, and to defend the sovereignty of our county,” she would add.

Dr. Sha’aban’s comments came shortly after she accused the U.S. Coalition of prolonging the fight against terrorists inside Syria.

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This is obvious Erdogan has Ottomaniac dreams…IMHO, he may encounter some problems to fulfil his wet dreams : – I doubt the EU allowing anyone to invade any EU country, especially since EU constitution has a mutual defence agreement to compare with Chapter 5 of NATO’s charter… At conventional level, EU militaries pack more than twice the Russian power and can be compared to China. France alone is the #3 nuclear power : more than 350 nukes are available on 2 minutes warning, the double is in service and there are a good 500 retired ones stored under ‘cocoon’ (this… Read more »

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@Daeshbags-Sux, the Sultan 2.0 clearly lacks the resources of Mehmed the Conqueror or Suleiman the Magnificent. During those times a Sultan controlled a portion of world GDP that compares to the current US or EU share. Today Turkey’s GDP and military spending compares with the much smaller Netherlands.

And the ex Ottoman areas the Sultan 2.0 demands are lucrative and will increase his economic power base.
Worrying not only for his smaller Arab neighbors.

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Erdogan’s speeches are clearly irredentist claiming ex Ottoman territories from all neighbors and not only from Syria. The demanded 480 square kilometer security zone inside Syria has been claimed under other disguises before. First as a no fly zone protecting civilians against government barrel bombs.

All the areas he claims as Turkish from his neighbors are economically interesting. And he might find that they unite against his avarice.