Ankara, Turkey. Woof Blister reporting for SIN - Spoof International News. In that Oct. 10 phone call between Donald Trump and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump gave the green light to more than Erdogan's invasion of Kurdish-held portions of Syria. In a previously unreported part of the call, Trump agreed to restoration of the 1914 Ottoman Empire in return for dirt on his presidential opponent, Joe Biden,
"A Turkish-led, restored Ottoman Empire will bring much needed stability to the Near East, isolating Iran and diminishing Russian influence in the region," Trump told The Spoof.
It is unclear how much of the 1914 empire Turkey can actually retake, but at least Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine are in the crosshairs, and would not be objected to by Trump. Israel is another matter. Now having abandoned our Kurdish allies, and with Antisemitism on the rise in America, the US pledge to defend Israel may not amount to much.
While Trump has only agreed to Turkey's acquisition of those Near East areas, Erdogan apparently has in mind re-occupation of the Balkans in Southeast Europe.
With one of the largest armies in the world, heavily supplied by the US with modern weapons and planes, Erdogan's vision of a greater Turkey-in-Europe may be attainable.