BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “tried to revive the illusion of the Ottoman Empire and the aspirations of this colonial empire have been abandoned and will not return,” Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar Al-Ja’afari, stated during a U.N. Security Council session on Thursday.
Dr. Ja’afari stated that Erdogan had visions of “reviving the caliphate”, which could only be done by overthrowing the governments of several Arab countries.
The Syrian Ambassador accused Erdogan of being involved in a massive terrorist plot that was aimed at destroying Syria. He said that Erdogan’s plan was to facilitate the entry of terrorists into Syria by leaving the Turkish border open and setting up training camps for them with all kinds of weapons. .
Dr. Ja’afari added that Erdogan turned to reestablishing this empire after the European Union rejected Turkey’s bid to join the organization.
The Syrian government has repeatedly accused the Turkish President of being sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is outlawed inside Syria and much of the Arab world.