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Sunni Arab , the Kurds and Turkey

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 10, 2015 at 07:26

G Marcus you wrote

Establishment of a tri-national (Turkish-Sunni Arab-Kurdish) Pan-Sunni Neo-Ottoman Federation, to encompass Turkey, Syria, and Sunni Iraq (currently ongoing as part of the war in Syria and Northern Iraq).

This plan will never work. The Kurds want to have their own Kudish state. They do not want to have anything to do with the Turks or Turkey. And yes the majority of Kurds are Sunni Muslims but their Kurdish culture as well as language have much in common with Iran than with the Turks or Sunni Arabs

As for Sunni Arabs it was very interesting to read the press in Egypt after Morsi was forced out of office to realize that Sunni Muslims at least in Egypt have no like for the Turks, and the Ottoman empire. The real dark age of Egypt was during the very long occupation of Egypt by the Ottomans and Egyptians still remember and Egyptians still read what their great thinkers, the likes of Sheikh Mohamed Abdou and Sheikh el-Tahtawi, wrote about the Ottomans' occupation of Egypt. And in response to Erdogan allowing the Egyptian MB to have offices in Turkey, el-Sisi's Egypt recognized the Armenian Genocide

As for the Turks I suspect that young people would rather have a link to the EU than a link with Sunni Muslims

Bad idea

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