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Submitted by Turkcekonusanamerikali (United States), Oct 27, 2011 at 14:43

I like your comments Hamma. I have lived and worked in Turkey and still have strong Turkish ties There are two sides to the country. Individually,

the Turks are usually the nicest and most hospitable people you'll ever meet anywhere. But collectively the Turks committed genocide on the Armenians, kicked out the Greeks some of whose ancestors have lived in Anatolia since the time of Socrates (the Turks call it a "population exchange"), have restricted the remaining Greeks and the Armenians in Turkey to live in Istanbul, have oppressed the Kurdish people for decades since they refuse to give up their culture and language and become "Turkified".

The latest on their hate list is the Israelis. The Israelis are responding by signing a mutual defense pact with Greece, warming their contacts with the Balkan states whose people remember their domination by the Ottoman empire, and by signing a trade pact with Cyprus to develop the gas reserves. I wouldn't be surprised if Cyprus and Israel will soon sign a mutual defense pact with Israel. The prospect of of an encounter with the IDF and especially the Israeli air force (IAF) may cause Turkey to think twice before they bully Cyprus.

Notice how the Turks have shut up in in the last month. They have probably had second thoughts about taking on the IAF, which is ranked third in the world after the American an Russian air forces. Israel and the Kurds of Iraq (the Peshmurga?) are on very good terms. I think that the Israelis should extend their friendship to ALL Kurds. It would be mutually beneficial and would be a good kick in the teeth to Turkey. Also there is something very interesting I just found on the web. Turkish nationalists claim that the population of Turkey is mainly of Central Asian descent. Genetic studies show that the Turks have only a small genetic contribution from Central Asia. They are mainly descended from the native people of Anatolia. One study by TURKISH geneticists estimated a 13% Central Asian ancestry--nothing to brag about since non-Africans have a 4% Neanderthal genetic contribution. But the really interesting thing is that I then looked up Jewish genetics.

All Jews are more closely related to one another than to any non-Jewish ethnicity. But I was amazed to find that the closest non-Jewish relatives to the Jews are the Kurds. (If you don't believe me check out Wikipedia on the subject.) Apparently the ancestors of the Jews and Kurds mixed when both were idol worshiping nomads wandering the ancient fertile crescent. A Jewish-kurdish alliance is really natural.

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