Because the Russians have Turkic and Mongol blood and stayed under their rule the Russians are promoted as Asiatic invaders trying to extinguish European and Western civilisation.
This is why I caution the use of Orc because Orcs have always been portrayed as Turks and Mongols. Since the Russians were ruled or dominated by them or influenced them the Russians are seen as outsiders.
Tolkien indeed admitted that the Orcs and the Uruk-Hai in his Lord of the Rings-trilogy were based on 'Turkic-Mongolic-Hunnic-'-tribes.
The Black Language of the Orcs is also based on Turkish/Mongolian language.
Tolkien was a racist or racialist. His characters were always White Caucasians.
Not reallyYou had to give it to Erdogan, there is no other Turkish President in the history of the Republic who got so much publication, critic, clickbait etc in the international press.
Every European or other non-Turk knows who he is. My Dutch friends for example doesnt know who Suleyman Demiral or Ahmet Necdet Sezer is. When i call their name they must google for it.
But everyone knows 'Reyis', from the Swedish LGBT-activist till the Colombian drugslord and from the Chinese dishwasher till the Indian taxidriver and the African-American.