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Submitted by Tijen (United States), May 24, 2007 at 11:56

You wrote: "...And do you know what is most painful for the Turks is that even after some 700 years they still do not feel very secure in the lands of the old Byzantine empire and they all seem to be moving by the truck load to the lands of the infidels ..."

My response: Turks feel perfectly content in Turkey. Who wouldn't ? It is a beautiful place. I am sure you would be shaking uncontrollably with fear if you had neighbors like Iran, Iraq (PKK) and Syria. Turkey is a peace seeking nation and we would be like Switzerland if we did not have such problematic neighbors.

Since the standard of living has improved, less Turks perefer to live abroad now. The truck load of people you are referring to are not all Turks. People illiegally come from the Middle-East to Turkey en route to the Balkans and beyond. This has increased ever since the occupation of Iraq by the American military started.

Could you please explain why more Greeks live outside of Greece than within their borders? Is Greece such a terrible place?

Also, the only thing Armenians want is "MONEY" from the Turkish government for compensation for the so-called genocide. Isn't it funny how the hidden motive mostly turns up to be "MONEY" at the end. This is just a modern civilized version of the tactics used by the looting, raping, murdering Crusaders.

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