Via Dutch weblog Sargasso. Somebody in Turkey posted the following video to YouTube:
This was picked up by Sargasso and one of their Dutch readers posted the following response:
Totally inane, of course, but I think it is rather amusing.
And now my bleg for our Turkish readers. Is the YouTube video Great TÃ¼rkic State a spoof or is there something more serious, as in juvenile fantasies, behind it? Unfortunately, I cannot read the comments to the vid, hence the question. I know of Turkish nationalism, but I cannot believe this would extend to… China.
By the way, please do not forget to scroll down on our main page and read the latest episode of Douglas Muir’s excellent Frozen Conflicts series.
Update: Huib Riethof has an interesting background article that explains the Dutch video response.
The author of the video doesn’t explain him(her)self. I presume, that he/she followed the same fantasy as the young princess Wilhelmina (born 1880) did during the nineties of the 19th century, when she drew a Dutch imperium over most of Northern Europe, and adding all (former) Dutch possessions in the world (see above).