Turkey does not need Europe and its “material-moral extensions,” according to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s economic adviser, Yiğit Bulut.
Writing in his column in The Daily Star on April 9, Bulut suggested that the “new world order” would consist of three main components: the American continent, the Turkey-Russia-Eurasia-Middle East line, and the China-India-Iran line.
He wrote that Turkey had been “used by Europe and its extensions” for years, being “humiliated and scorned” in the process. “Today we don’t need this and the most important thing is that there is no Europe and it is impossible for it to be in the new balance of the world order,” Bulut wrote.
“The American continent alone represents the Western power focus with its values, and this representation will continue by getting stronger. There won’t be any Europe in the new balance. Let me write clearly, in the new balance the new West is only America. We don’t need Europe and its material-moral extensions that could be burden for us,” he added.
Bulut, the former news anchor and editor-in-chief of private news broadcaster 24 TV, was appointed as chief adviser to Erdoğan in July 2013. He made worldwide headlines during the Gezi Park protests over the summer by claiming that foreign powers were attempting to “kill Erdoğan with telekinesis.”