Erdogan’s Ottoman state revival dreams revealed

A former lawmaker from Turkey’s ruling AK Party has released a map of “Greater Turkey” that goes back to the era of the Seljuk Empire and its defeat of the Byzantine Empire in the 1071 Battle of Manzikert.

Metin Külünk, who is close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, published the map on Twitter to mark the anniversary of the battle that fell on August 26, amid tension between Turkey and Greece over a dispute on oil and gas exploration in the east Mediterranean.