As a person who you call "moderated" my answers are...
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Submitted by Deniz Tolga (Turkey), May 20, 2007 at 20:18
1) Well we have to prove the massacre first, which does not seem to be possible with Armenian false documents. We have to assemble a group of historians (form Turkey,Armenia,Germany,England...whatever country availiable) with all the archives opened (which we agree but Armenians don't). We need to see what all archives say about that "massacre" (eg. Soviet archives,English,German,American etc.) For more information www.tallarmeniantale.com for our point of view. (So the answer seems to be NO)
2) Kurds can decide what they want after stopping to kill babies in my country. Or after USA gives some states to hispanics and indians. They have every right in my country like being president or whatever right you think. If you like Kurds so much you can give them some land from your own country, that's OK with me. We don't care about who is Kurd or who is Turk ,all we care is how they serve their country.If anyone wants a piece of our land he/she is our enemy. (As you would think the same way for your country, this is our basic right to defend ourselves and our country) Which leads us to answer--- NO! (economic improvements and better life standards are of course will be done when the PKK terror ends)
3)We only support a fair fight or a fair ally. Even US citizens don't support this "democracy war" 100%. How can we attack our neighbours with so *little evidence (*which means NONE in your case). Every reason you claimed were lies. No WMDs found. No relation with taliban. If the only reason is oil...then of course our people won't support this crime.
But we keep our rights to interfere if the time comes, naturally. (I call it naturally because if US troops come from miles and miles away to make adjustments in middle east that means we have every right to make OUR adjustments whether you agree or not.) Soooo ----> NO is the answer for now.
(USA against IRAN? C'mon...unlike Vietnam,Afghanistan or Iraq they have a real army. And USA fighting a real army alone...does not seem possible for now)
4)Islamic education? I got a secular education as most people here , unlike you i guess. We only have islamic schools for educating our Imams who work in mosques(equal to Priest) We can't let some radical sobs manipulate such a sensitive subject on our children. So we educate our own. Unlike many other "civilized" western country we have secularism in our constitution. (France was the only one in EU as i know). So as long as your governments stop supporting religious fanatics(like Fettullah Gülen in USA or major islamic players against Turkey who reside in Germany) for their political advantages we don't have a problem with any of the religions.
But of course we are against radical ideology of any sort.
So this makes my answer ----> Mostly No.
5) For the last question. I support the army in Cyprus since when we left the island, Greek Cypriots sadly tried to kill our people there which is a solid fact(sorry). I don't think we have so much to discuss on this. Half of the island belongs to Turks there. Why do you want to make them live together anyways? You want Turkey to be seperated into small factions, you wanted to seperate many countries in europe(mostly you successed) but now you force Turks and Greeks to live together. I wonder whyyyyy? (i know the answer...and you too....let's don't lie to each other)
This is the last "No!" for your questions...For more of those answers please continue pushing your luck.
So if you stop hating us(Turks) and be a little more objective, you can see that all we want is what you want for your own country. We want peace,justice and equalty. I strongly advise you to listen our part of story in every topic you wrote above.
PS: Your name means "Modern" in Turkish do you have some Turkish roots? I advise you to be like your name and leave the blind hatred aside.
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