“Turkey can occupy Europe within 3 days,” Turkish newspaper titles

Newspaper Yeni Söz, closely aligned to the government, made the outlandish claim on the front page of its daily newspaper. Carrying the provocative headlineTurkey can occupy Europe within 3 days”, the move is the latest in a political spat between Ankara and Berlin.

Recently, a map of Turkey appearing on Turkish TV resembled irredentist maps put out by proponents of greater Greecegreater Macedoniagreater Bulgariagreater Armeniagreater Azerbaijan, and greater Syria. That is to say, they aren’t maps of the Ottoman Empire, which was substantially larger, or the entire Muslim world or the Turkic world. They are maps of Turkey, just a little bigger, according to Foreign Policy.