Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs: “They are trying to destroy Turkey in order to complete the Crusades.”“Western countries have been planning to destroy Turkey since Treaty of Karlowitz (1699) and they assume that if they destroy Turkey then they will be completing the crusades” said Turkish Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs, Veysel Eroglu.
The Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699 is known the first treaty that Ottoman lost big territory in the West. Historians accept the year that the treaty was signed as beginning of regression of the Ottomans.
Eroglu spoke to Yasemin Asan from Yeni Safak and said that Turkey is growing and the clothes of the top of Turkey are “narrow”.
“This is a state of war”
Eroglu, who says Turkey is facing brutal attacks, continued, “ Turkey lives in its misery If Turkey continues in its own way or says “Order” but Turkey didn’t accept this. They think that we will complete the Crusades by destroying Turkey. This is a state of war. Since the Treaty of Karlowitz, they are making plans to destroy Turkey. Western countries have started to play a game over us. They have tried to demolish us from inside. They have formed PKK, and gave them weapons but our Kurdish citizens are loyal to our flag and religion so PKK couldn’t fine an outlet”
“Presidency is the way to stability”
The Minister claims that Turkey was a small country before but now Turkey has broken its shells and the presidential system is the way to administer the country with stability.
“2017 will be much better than 2016”
“Leader of the nationalist party, Devlet Bahceli, is an veteran politician. He realized the games that have been played on us. He put greed in politics aside and made decisions for the country. We can overcome security, economic terror problems. 2017 will be much better than 2016 and all ministries accelerate their investments,” said Eroglu.
Translation by Oznur Kaya