General Lipova: Erdogan dreams of restoring the Ottoman Empire

The Chairman of the Presidium of “OFFICERS OF RUSSIA”, Hero of Russia, Major General Sergey Lipovoy commented on the transfer of Turkish special forces to Idlib.


“All Erdogan’s actions are dictated by only one thing – the desire to restore the Ottoman Empire. Ankara needs not only Idlib, they need, first of all, Aleppo, more than which in the Ottoman Empire were only Constantinople and Cairo. Erdogan’s claims extend all the way to the Georgian city of Batumi. He doesn’t even hide it,” said Major General Lipovoy.

In his speech, he accused Erdogan of starting the Syrian crisis.

“Erdogan is one of the culprits of the civil war in Syria, along with the United States. Assad is inconvenient for Turkey, and it is clear that Turkey will not just leave Idlib and will continue to sponsor terrorists. The intervention of Russia confused the maps not so much even the United States as Ankara, on their way to restoring the borders that were before the Lausanne Accords of 1923, following which Turkey lost vast territories. ”

According to Lipovoy, Turkey will not be able to implement its plans.

“If Erdogan goes from words to actions, that is, he puts his threats into practice, then he will have to answer. And as I have already said, the Syrian army, with the support of Russian aviation, has every right to strike at Turkish occupants on its territory. And in this direct clash, if it happens, Erdogan will lose. ”