Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris says Turkey's Erdogan wants to be 'new Ottoman emperor'

Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris leveled emphatic analysis at Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week, blaming the pioneer for making a “very big mess” in the Middle East.

“We have Mr. Erdogan’s new ambitions to become the new Ottoman emperor of the region,” he revealed to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble on Tuesday, alluding to the previous domain that overwhelmed a great part of the Middle East and Europe until the early 20th Century. “He has his hands full in Syria, in Libya, in Iraq and now in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.”

Erdogan over the mid year reprimanded Egypt for supporting powers in Libya that are against the public authority in Tripoli, which is upheld by Turkey in the continuous common battle there.

Requested remark, Turkey’s unfamiliar service alluded CNBC to the closest Turkish international safe haven. Murat Lütem, Turkey’s represetative to Singapore, said in light of Sawiris’ reactions that “Turkish foreign policy is directed at preserving and building peace and stability and protecting our national interests in line with international law. President Erdoğan leads our Nation accordingly and claims to the contrary are baseless.”

I’m in reality more idealistic in light of the fact that you can say anything regarding Biden … yet one thing is without a doubt, he has more insight than (President) Donald Trump in world undertakings.

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Sawiris said that Erdogan “is causing a very big mess in the region, in addition to what he’s doing with explorations in the Mediterranean and trying to steal the Greek oil and gas.”

Turkey and Greece are at loggerheads over contending cases to energy saves in challenged Eastern Mediterranean waters. Turkey’s unfamiliar service said in August that it won’t down from guarding its “rights” in the region.

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Sawiris, the executive and CEO of Orascom Investment Holding, added that the United States has “practically vanished” from the area, while Russia, Turkey and Iran have gotten more associated with nearby clashes. “That is not good for the sake of the Middle East,” he said.

Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. has diminished the quantity of troops in the locale yet facilitated significant arrangements, for example, the standardization of ties among Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Sawiris said he considers the To be organization as “totally biased” for Israel.

Those remarks came because of an inquiry concerning what President-elect Joe Biden implies for Turkey.

“I’m actually more optimistic because you can say anything about Biden … but one thing is for sure, he has more experience than Donald Trump in world affairs,” he stated, adding that Biden is “well aware of all the ins and outs of the Middle East.”