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Turkey is West? Since When?

Reader comment on item: Thoughts on the Syrian Downing of a Turkish Warplane
in response to reader comment: Turkey will get this one right.

Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), Jun 26, 2012 at 08:16

Turkey has nothing to do with West and whatever the American news might say or the Turks might say, they have nothing to do with the Western principles, the easiest way to realise such a thing is to visit the country.

Other than that, it is obvious that the Turkish plane was flying above Syrian territory, i do not know if it was above land or sea, but the weapon that shot it down has a range of 2,5 kilometres, the parts from the crashed plane, that were found show that it was shot down by a kind of machine gun and not a missile and those parts were officialy given to Turkey so the proof is there.

The issue is that Turkey is using this bad moment to persuade NATO that this is the opportunity to attack Syria and throw down Assad. There are a couple of issues though that the West should take under consideration.

From a humanitarian aspect the West must consider that the opposition, which is supported by Turkey, thus the fanatic Islamists, proceeds to the massacres of Christians and Alevites Muslims and these facts were given by catholic nuns in Syria, who survived the massacres, their interview was given in French media. The West must also consider that what is happening in Turkey is similar to what is happening in Syria as well, there is a war going on for more than 15 years now between the Turks and the Kurds who are hunted by the Turks. Syria with Assad was far more West than Turkey ever was, he respected all different cultures and religions, something which is for sure not going to happen with the Islamists in power and i am sure that a lot of bad moments await Egypt as well.

The West must finally stop to legalise the absolutely unacceptable and illegal actions of Turkey for the last 40 years against everybody in the region, the bullying must stop and Ankara should be put in it's place.

In the end, even cynically, it is not of the West's interest to resurrect the monster of Nazistic Islam in the face of a new Ottoman empire or an Islamic empire or whatever you call it. What is happening in middle-East is not a democratic revolution is a fascistic Islamic junta. Democracy is far away and it is going even further and if someone says that the people voted in Egypt, which i doubt, i should remind to some that Hitler was elected as well. The elections in Egypt were far from free.

Turkey has no right violating any neighbour aerospace, has no right having armed forces in Cyprus, has no right to intervene in other countries issues, has to right to commit genocides, if the US, continues this kind of politics, they are going to be the next victim of Ankara and it's Islamic friends!

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