Friday, 24 September 2010
Turkish Interference in German Politics
Regular readers will no doubt recall a blog post earlier in the year concerning a report in Der Spiegel that the Turkish government was calling on the Turkish diaspora to use its influence to promote the interests of Turkey.
German television recently broadcast a news report about it, featuring some quite dramatic video footage. It shows Erdogan looking almost Hitlerian as he declaims against a map of the world containing a massive Turkey, bloated in red :"We are now the world power Turkey! Other countries don't set the agenda for Turkey. We set the agenda for them!"