Greek general’s book challenges Turkish FM’s neo-Ottomanism
Hürriyet photoA retired Greek army officer and former chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff has written a new book called "Which Turkey, which Turks?" as a purported response to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s work “Strategic Depth” while spelling out Greek designs on Anatolia.
Author Frangulis Frangos claims that Christian people living in Asia Minor are waiting for the appearance of a light in order to build a Byzantine Empire, Yorgo Kırbaki from daily Hürriyet reported.
The book, which also touches on the alleged ethnic origins of many Turkish leaders, including Mehmet the Conqueror and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, posits a "neo-Byzantine" thesis against Davutoğlu's "neo-Ottomanism.”
Frangos was forced to retire last year following allegations of planning a coup d'état in the Greek army.