Erdogan explained the greeting

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan explained his greeting “Glory to Ukraine!” he said during a visit to Kiev. About it reports RIA Novosti news Agency.

As noted by Erdogan, it is a formal greeting in Ukraine. Every President who comes on an official visit to Ukraine, uses this greeting. “As those who come to us and say: Merhaba Asker! (“Hello, soldiers!”)”, — said the Turkish leader.

on 3 February in mass media there was information that the President of Turkey after the national anthem of Ukraine turned to the microphone and said: “Glory to Ukraine!” The soldiers answered: “glory to the Heroes!”

the Phrase “Glory to Ukraine!” and response “glory to the Heroes!”, combined with the pulling up of the right hand was adopted as the password of welcome for members of the organization of Ukrainian nationalists and the Ukrainian insurgent army (OUN and UPA is prohibited in the Russian Federation) during the Second world war.

In the early 1990-ies this greeting began to use nationalist policies at meetings and rallies. On the territory of modern Ukraine the slogan became popular during the Euromaidan 2014. In October 2018, the Verkhovna Rada supported the President’s bill on the introduction of Bandera welcome in the army.