Ionia was a great centre of ancient Turkic civilization ... - a history lesson in Turkish school
Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Apr 11, 2009 at 16:20
Hi, dhimmi no more !
You ask yasemin :
> But wait: where is your extant evidence that there were really Turks living in italy and Greece long time ago?<
Don't you know, dear friend ? It all comes from her Turkish history lessons and her Turkish "education". When taught in Turkey history undergoes a curious metamorphosis. It changes into a vehicle to promote of Turkish superiority and self-proclaimed greatness - a sort of grotesque parody. It's worthwhile to take a look and see how it is done and why we can't avoid facing and reading over and over again the same nauseating nonsense repeated by yasemin, Mina, murat etc. etc.
It is Gazi Kemal's views that are the final "truth" in Turkey. Gazi Kemal who had no historical education himself although was quite proficient in maths and physics liked preaching on history and language. Beside exterminating Greeks, alcoholism, fighting at first for and then against Allah, he was very fond of history and politics. He became the life-long head of the Turkish Historical Society. What he said about history became imemdiately an unquestioned dogma , praised and obligatory for every Turk.
Now he used to know always better. He said that "in fact" Turks are the greatest of all races and teh proff is that Turkish is the pre-language of all humanity. It's his " Sun Language Theory" [Güneş Dil Teorisi]. Turkish is the primary sun around which all other secondary languages-planets revolve and eventually come from. Sumerian e.g. was a Turkic language just like Hittite. And the modern Turks are descendents of the Sumerians and Hittites and hence the oldest nation on earth, a few millenia older than the fake Greeks who did not contribute anything to world civilization. "Homer" e.g. was a Turk originally known under its Turkic name of "Omer". The same applies to Pythagoras, Democritus and Hippocrates. Ionia was a great centre of ancient Turkic civilization. These great Turkish philosophers , scholars, poets and scientists spread their ideas of freedom, science and art further westwards and hence the Turks can claim to be both native and superior to all the western world. They also greatly influenced the New World. E.g. Kemal in person "found out" that Niagara was an old Turkic place name from "Ne yaygara" [What a tumult !!!] whereas the Amazon had the obvious Turkish etymology of "Ama uzun" [But it's long!!! ] . It's superfluous to emphasize that the words for great civilizatory achievements come from Turkish. Take e. g. "academia" ! It's is clearly a Turkish term - 'ak adam' [white man!!! ] .
As to the Greeks there doesn't exist such a nation. The so called "Greeks" are Albanians and Huns (Turkish DNA of our yasemin !!! ;) and other landless raffians and vagrants. Ancient Greeks were of Turkic origin while the so called modern Greeks have simply usurped the name. Not a single Byzantine emperor was a Greek. Nor was Alexander the Great a Greek at all. Macedonia like Thrace -as they languages "show" had a strong Turkic substratum. So Alexander was of Turkic extraction. The inhabitants of the islands in the Aegean are no Greeks either. The Greece has no right to 'occupy' these islands which must come back to their "rightful" owners- the great Turks - the only nation that possesses a great original culture, self-respect and ancient humanist traditions. It is the Turks that gave their higher civilization to Greece which was unable to adapt it and just stole what the Turks had invented nd generously offered. The Turks have always been tolerant and respectful of Christianity and other religions. But the Christians conducted a dirty anti-Turkish propaganda, persecuted peaceful Turks, raided their villages and towns, prepared and organized massacres and genocides of Turks, conspired with hostile foreign powers to accelerate the downfall of Turkey. Particularly malicious was the role played by the Ecumenical Patriachate. And the worst thing is that the Greeks had a great time during the Ottoman rule. They were rich, enjoyed full rights, were protected and free to do what they wanted to. And still they abused so horribly the good will and kindness of the great Turkic people.
This and other nonsense in the same narcissit spirit are taught as "history" in Turksh schools. Every Turkish child and young man is influenced and pre-conditioned by them. They have been incorporated into Turkish school books and "academic"(or rather "ak adamic" ) textbooks, monographs, guidelines. Turkish historical films and literature multiply, spread and refine them. To take an older example, I can cite Selahattin Salişik's "History of Greek-Turkish relations and Greek National Hetaereia" [Türk Yunan İlişkileri Tarih ve Etnik'i Eterya, 1968] that was approved by the Turkish ministry of education as an official textbook for Turkish universities. As all important things, this anti-scientific rubbish come from very high places and is methodically disseminated and reinforced to become an essential part of nationalist Turkish counsciousness.
There are plenty of websites kept by Turkish official organs and ministries , often disguised as Bulgarian or Macedonian or 'neutral' parties, that spread this ahistorical pro-Turkish propaganda. Most Turkish anti-Greek and nationalist movies are made according to the lessons their authors learnt at school and the wishes of the Turkish politicians and militarists who in the last analysis control everything in the Turkish police state.
To understand and counteract the perfidious Turkish mind and wicked Turkish aims it's necessary to bear in mind this deep dark side of Turkishness - the big historical lie upon which its claims and ambitions repose.
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