Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov expressed regret that the map of the Turkish world presented by the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not contain a red star that shows that its center is not in Turkey, but in Russia.
“Our Turkish partners encourage the idea of Turkish unity, this is normal. The only thing I regret is that there is no big red star in the center of the Turkish world on the map yet,” Peskov said. The Kremlin spokesman stressed that this center “is not in Turkey, it is located on the territory of the Russian Federation in Altai”.
Peskov said that this is “a sacred place for every Turk, from where they come. I say this as a Turkologist,” he stressed.