Turkey: Erdogan against Suleiman TV series

Claims Ottoman heritage, 'We will go everywhere they did'

26 November, 18:50

(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, NOVEMBER 26 - Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan took exception to the highly popular TV serial 'Muhtesem Yuzyl' about Suleiman the Magnificent, because it focuses too much on the harem and not enough on the sultan's conquests, local media reported.

''We have alerted the authorities, and expect the courts to take appropriate decisions,'' Cumhuriyet quoted Erdogan as saying, as he condemned the TV series' producers and network owners. ''Our ancestors were not like that.'' Erdogan also appeared to claim the Ottoman heritage for his own foreign policy. ''We will go everywhere our ancestors took their horses,'' Erdogan reportedly said in response to criticism about his ''neo-Ottoman'' foreign policy with regards to the internal affairs of Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon, Kosovo, and Burma. (ANSAmed).


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