Turkey's New Maps Are Reclaiming the Ottoman Empire

(Foreign Policy) Nick Danforth - In recent weeks, Turkish President Erdogan has criticized the Treaty of Lausanne, which created the borders of modern Turkey, for leaving the country too small. He spoke of the country's interest in the fate of Turkish minorities living beyond these borders, as well as its historic claims to the Iraqi city of Mosul. Maps of Turkey appearing on Turkish TV recently aren't maps of the Ottoman Empire but are maps of Turkey, just a little bigger.

2016-10-25 00:00:00

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