April 24
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Deputies of the Russian State Duma have commented on Turkey’s map that was shown on a Turkish TV channel and included Russian territories, RIA Novosti reported.

First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Defense of the Russian State Duma Andrey Krasov believes the Turkish government is thinking about reinstating the Ottoman Empire. Moreover, he suspects that Ankara will try to combine the territories of Russia by force.

Krasov also called on Turkish politicians to explore the history of Russia and reminded that they shouldn’t have pretensions over other countries’ territories.

MP Pavel Shperov assured that Turkey wants to have the influence it had three centuries ago and isn’t hiding its pretensions over Crimea.

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