In his two terms as Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama has built a relation both special and occult with Turkey’s authoritarian President Erdogan. The latter declared during Rama’s visit to Ankara they had agreed to consider the FETO movement as terrorist and a threat to both countries.
If it’s true – and it wasn’t denied by Rama – Albania would be the only European country to do that. Former Albanian military attaché to Turkey Hajro Limaj said the Albanian government must distance itself from Erdogan’s policy, as it harming the country.
Invited on Spotlight on Vision TV, Limaj told host Alban Dudushi:
“Erdogan is using Rama as his hand for the fulfillment of neo-Ottoman goals in the West Balkans. The Albanian politics must keep the necessary distance from Erdogan, because Erdogan’s policy and strategy are not the same as Turgut Ozal’s that built a democratic, secular state and rule of law, based on Ataturk’s principles. Erdogan’s rise at the helm of the Islamic Party removed totally the Constitution and changed the system, a model that is not even close to Albania. He (Erdogan) is not a supporter of democracy”.