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Modern Turkey???

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Submitted by Turkish Style (Turkey), Nov 25, 2009 at 10:00

I think all of the forum members miss a critical point when they make their points. if Modern Turkey is; to obey the ruthless demands of European Union, to be an ally of United States when they need our military resources to attack our neighbours in the name of "liberating them" (no relation with the oil resources!), not to have any form of ties with Iran (although western oil companies have the right to do so), to be in close relation with israel (although everbody in the region claims that the PKK is trained by MOSSAD and turkish army has for years agreements with israel to buy weapons and other forms of armement to continue to fight with them), and finally to be used by the west whenever they need us, then sorry folks but that Turkey has died years ago. Welcome to meet New Turkey.

Mr Pipes may be you should take sometime and come to Turkey and ask people whether are they happy with it or not. Beacause as far as I know you should be advocating what the free members of this country want, not their so called elite or their army, as a democrat. Otherwise, I think I will have the idea that "democracy" in the eastern world is welcomed by the western world only if it is in their best interest.

In the article Erdogan is criticized and compared with bin Laden. He is found to be more dangerous than Laden. I think so. Look what he has done so far. Just a couple of years ago we would have been fighting with Syria but now we are negotiating to open the borders. We have been in serious disagreement with Armenia but now talks have begun and so far there is only a little left to open the borders and start relations socially and economically. Azerbaijan and Armenia also started to talk and negotiate their problems with the help of Turkey ( may be by force). Nabucco and other important projects are on the way. Iran has accepted to contact with western world through Turkey. The kurds in the northern Iraq see the Turkey as a guarantee of their existence in case of a war. The Iraq PM came to Turkey and has announced that they will be participating in Nabucco and any other project. this list goes on and on and probably you will not be interested in to hear .. The key point here is, up to now Turkey has supported the politics os of west. Being an ally with US was the most important thing for us. But we realized that being an ally with West does not have the same meaning to them as it does to us. WE ARE READY TO BEAR THE CONSEQUENCES OF THİS POLİTİCS, CAUSE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

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