Turkey will one day become the major superpower of the Middle East.
“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.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes. The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
Turkey along with the US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been supporting terrorists and rebel groups in Syria and have practically brought a UN peace initiative into failure to bring President Assad’s government into collapse.
In relevant remarks on October 15, Syrian envoy said that the Turkish borders with Syria are open to foreign plots, adding that a large number of terrorists killed or arrested in Syria are foreign nationals.
“The plots (hatched outside and then) sent into Syria via the Turkish and Lebanese borders indicate the foreigners’ interference in this country, which is controlled by those countries supporting the interests of the global arrogance in the region,” the Syrian envoy said, addressing a conference on Syria in the Iranian Northern city of Qazvin.
“Many terrorists arrested (in Syria) for shooting the Syrians are from Chechnya, Pakistan, Turkey, Libya, and etc, and are mercenaries recruited by the US,” he continued.
Al-Hassan stressed that Turkey spearheads implementing the policies of the US and the Zionist regime in the region, and that the Turkish nation and Syria suffer the most from Ankara’s diplomacy in the Middle East.
“The Turkish people and Syria are the ones who suffer the most from Ankara’s current policies, because Turkey’s present stances are targeting the stability and security of the region,” he said.
Al-Hassan underlined that a majority of the Turkish people oppose the policies of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vis-à-vis Syria.
“Of course many Turkish people are against Erdogan’s policies in dealing with Syria which shows the depth of friendship and empathy of the people of the two countries,” the Syrian envoy added.
Posted by Theodore Shoebat