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Succession of Empires - Anatolia Always at the Crossroads of History

Reader comment on item: Is the Hatay/Alexandretta Problem Solved?
in response to reader comment: Turkey has No Right to Alexandretta

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Mar 29, 2021 at 17:54

As is indicated, the historical ledger which assigns Iskenderun to Turkey is a circumstantial allotment at best; the various counterclaims having lost out to the assumption of possession through empires, legitimate or not. One aspect is certain, that the area had become subject to the assumption of Islamic rule of law changed the entirety of perceptions quite dramatically, even potential 'Christianesque' influences notwithstanding.

The implication of ancient empires are reduced to mere historical references, that of the earliest writings which might give a clue (Luwian hieroglyphics)y, the majority of the ancient territories of the Hittites appear now to be in Turkish control, a circumstance that came from a secular (and not so much Islamic) changes of fortunes. How this might play out in the future remains a question now that Eurasian influences seek to intervene again.

And as for one of the other posts ascribing certain aspects of this in the Hebrew Holy Script, there was the admonition to the Judeans and Samarians not to be like the Hittites; or to suffer the consequences of losing their identity to history. The only difference is the Judeans were given a promise of restoration, unlike the Hittites, who were consigned to the pages of lost history.

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