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*------AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE GRAND OTTOMAN EMPIRE-------* Recipients: Russia India Sino Republic The Ottoman Empire would like to discuss terms with the venerable leaders of the nations of Russia, The Sino Republic and India. Ottoman sovereignty has been challenged by the European Federation in Cyprus. Under the guise of a united Europe, Greek Nationalists have appealed to the EF to remove us from the North of Cyprus. This is an outrage. We see Cyprus as our birthright and a key part of our Empire. We fear the reprisals against ethnic Turkish Cypriots if the Island is taken. We refuse to withdraw our military from the area. We sent our Ambassador to Cyprus to speak with EF Delegates 1 week ago, however he has not reported back to us since arriving in Athens. We fear he may have been taken hostage. This is a diplomatic outrage with surely requires the international condemnation from the major world alliances. We must re-iterate that we wish to resolve matters diplomatically. We have a strong military, but the combined power of the EF means that currently we have too few bargaining tools. Therefore, we appeal to your great nations for diplomatic aid. The Ottoman Empire remains the great bastion between East and West, it would be surely beneficial to secure the region to prevent European Expansion. Also, be sure that we do not offer nothing in return. To Russia: We will open up the Black Sea to the Mediterranean at Istanbul to give unilateral access to your ships, military and merchant. We shall drop toll and tariff prices from 3% to 0.5% for all your ships, creating a thriving economic trade route to the Crimea. Should Russia seek to expand into the upper Middle East, The Ottoman Empire shall support it both diplomatically & militarily. Open up a military base in Northern Cyprus (Limited to 5000 Ground Forces, small aircraft and Armour but with missile capabilities) We would like a beneficial trade deal with oil. Terms can be arranged. To support our Nuclear program. The Ottoman Empire reiterates that is does not wish to create Nuclear Weaponary. To India: We openly support Indian expansion and acknowledge it's sovereignty in Bhutan. We support Indian expansionism in the South Asian sphere, provided that it does not try to quell the influence of Islam. We would like a beneficial trade deal with oil. Terms can be arranged. To support our Nuclear program. The Ottoman Empire reiterates that is does not wish to create Nuclear Weaponary. We are open to outsourcing Turkish military and economic projects to your country. To Sino Republic: We would reduce the tariff on imported goods from the Sino Republic. Offer our counter-terrorism Special Forces (1000 men) to assist in suppressing Mongolian rebels. To support our Nuclear program. The Ottoman Empire reiterates that is does not wish to create Nuclear Weaponary. We are open to outsourcing Turkish military and economic projects to your country. We look forward to your combined co-operation on this matter. Signed President Erdogan Results of Actions: Should Cyprus be allowed to fall diplomatically, Turkish Nationalism will rocket, with country becoming more insular. Ottoman Empire will place heavy embargoes on EF member nations. National service will be re-introduced and military spending will rapidly increase. The Ottoman Empire will look to replace Cyprus with targets such as Armenia, Syria, Jordan & Iraq. Reprisals by the Greek Cypriots against Turkish Cypriots will lead to a short civil war and with some ethnic cleansing, with many Turkish Cypriots repatriating to the mainland after the governemtn passes The Repatriation Act. If Russia fails to aid The Ottoman Empire, it will close the strait of Istanbul to Russian ships, leading to economic stagnation in the Crimea and trapping the Russian Black Sea Fleet. The Ottoman Empire will secretly fund Georgian rebels against Russia. If India fails to aid The Ottoman Empire, it will actively oppose Indian expansionism in Asia, and make it illegal to outsource projects to the any member of the Indian alliance. It will not recognize India in Bhutan. If Sino Republic fails to aid The Ottoman Empire, it will not recognize Sino claims to Mongolia. Tariffs on imported Sino goods will skyrocket. Should the Cypriot matter be solved diplomatically in Ottoman favor, they will do everything pledged above. They will cool fiery relations with the EF and not move away from Europe. National service will not be re-introduced. Turkish pride and nationalism will soar, but interest in military expansion in the Middle East will cool off - for now. Greek Nationalism will decrease in the mainland but rise in Cyprus. Should the Cypriot matter be solved militarily in Ottoman favor, they will be forever bound to the nations that assisted them. Should the Cypriot matter fall in favor of the EF militarily, President Erdogan will see his popularity fall and have to renounce Ottoman sovereignty to the island. Support for incarcerated Prime Minister Yilmaz will increase in mainland Turkey. It will not be possible to repatriate Turkish Cypriots, prolonging a civil war and exacerbating ethnic cleansing.
"Sovereignty unconditionally belongs to the Nation" Background: The Grand Ottoman Empire was borne from the Republic of Turkey, and looks to replicate it's historical importance. Turkey was officially run by the head of state, President Erdogan, and head of the government Prime Minister Yildrim. However, Erdogan staged a coup and is now both the head of state and head of the government. Former Prime Minister Yildrim is held captive in the national state prison in the capital of Ankara with several key supporters. Protests have been staged around the country against Erdogan, however he is fully supported by the Military & the judiciary system, of which he has controlled. Resultingly, Ottoman citizens find their social freedoms reduced, as social media is banned. Nationalism is on the rise, and Erdogan seeks to move the country away from Europe. State of the Nation: The education system is distinctly average and lags behind many developed nations. It is not seen as a priority in changing this. The nation is largely Muslim, and whilst the state is still technically regarded as Secular, is moves ever closer to adopting Islam as the basis of laws & regulation. The nation looks toward building Nuclear power stations by 2023, however the rise of nationalism has disturbed Western powers, who now see that the new Empire is moving away from them. Healthcare is basic. Again, it is not seen as a priority. The government is concerned by the lack of roads & railways and sees this as a key area of improvement. Science and development are reasonable, and are considered important. Turkey is looking into creating a viable Space Programme. The Empire has a generally large and well trained army, often ranking in the top 20 in the world for each category. President Erdogan is the nominal Commander in Chief. Head of the Army: Pasha Yalcin Head of the Navy: Selcuk Sahin Head of the Airforce: Pasha Telemek POPULATION 79,414,269 MANPOWER 41,640,000 FIT FOR SERVICE 35,010,000 REACHING MILITARY AGE ANUALLY 1,250,000 ACTIVE FRONTLINE PERSONNEL 410,500 ACTIVE RESERVE PERSONNEL 185,630 TANKS 3778 AFVs 7550 SPGs 1013 MLRs 811 TOWED ARTILLERY 697 AIRCRAFT 1007 FIGHTERS 207 F-W-ATTACK AIRCRAFT 207 AIR TRANSPORT 439 TRAINER AIRCRAFT 276 HELICOPTERS 445 ATTACK HELICOPTERS 64 NAVY 194 AIRCRAFT CARRIERS 0 FRIGATES 16 DESTROYERS 0 CORVETTES 8 SUBMARINES 13 C-D-CRAFT 29 MINE WARFARE 15 OIL PRODUCTION 47,670BBL OIL USAGE 720,000BBL OIL RESERVES 296,000,000BBL LABOR FORCE 28,790,000 MERCHANT MARINE STRENGTH 629 MAJOR PORTS 9 ROADWAY COVERAGE 352,046 RAILWAY COVERAGE 8699 AIRPORTS 98 DEFENSE BUDGET 18,185,000,000 EXTERNAL DEBT 402,400,000,000 RESERVES EX & GOLD 118,300,000,000 PURCHASING POWER PARITY 1,515,000,000,000 GDP 751,000,000,000 Government and Politics: Key Current Government- President: Tayyip Erdogan Minister of War: Mehmet Turkyilmaz Minister of the Interior: Emre Kaya Minister of Foreign Affairs: Selcuk Bohan - SACKED - Ambassador to Cyprus Mesut Sahin The Ottoman Empire, like Turkey before it is divided into 7 regions, which are now governed by a Governor-General. These are powerful individuals with military backgrounds, hand-picked by the President himself. They are still subject to the Government, however they also influence local policy. Regional Governor General MARMARA REGION Erkin Ozgur EGE REGION Harun Akarsu MEDITERRANEAN REGION Necip Elmas SOUTH ANATOLIA Haluk Isler EAST ANATOLIA Mevluk Gulen INNER ANATOLIA Idi Turkyilmaz BLACK SEA REGION Rasim Koray Current Aims: OIL - despite being in the Middle East, The Ottoman Empire is not one of the regions chief oil producers. It is considering military expansion towards a weakened Iraq, or a bolder stroke towards Egypt.although worries about foreign intervention and international condemnation. The geographical location of Turkey would make an oil deal with Russia ideal, and it looks towards The Great Bear fondly. NUCLEAR - With oil supplies not guaranteed, The Ottoman Empire looks toward Nuclear Power and already has 3 stations under construction. Currently Turkey does not seek to use Nuclear weaponary, however it is not adverse to the idea. CYPRUS - The Ottoman Empire looks towards Northern Cyprus with worry. It sees Cyprus as part of its birthright. They will not allow the EF to annex the Island. MILITARY - Conscription is compulsory for males between 20-41 for 3 years so has a large general reserve. However, with the defence of Cyprus one of Erdogans chief goals, The Ottoman Empire must be prepared for war if all else fails and reservists may be called upon. Mine defences are under construction in the south, facing Nicosia, and 2 further mine defenses placed in the west facing the Greek Islands . 2 Frigates have been commissioned , and the airforce is being reviewed. The defense budget expenditure will be reviewed in due course.