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A great example is Crete

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Submitted by Pan (Australia), Jul 24, 2010 at 23:43

Ianus : Turks have extremely flexible memory. They "remember" things which have never happened.

A great example is Crete. Nearly all Turks I have talked to about Crete are furious about the "events" there around 100 years ago but when I press them for details they don't know anything whatsoever. Absolutely nothing! Only one fellow told me about a massacre of 2,000 Turks in Sitia in the late 1890s but that's about it. This occurred shortly after Turks massacred 200,000 Armenians in Anatolia, 100 times as many victims. They think the absence of Turks in Crete is completely due to massacre and ethnic cleansing.....not the population exchange of the 1920s.

It's a curious phenomenon being extremely angry about "events" you are certain happened but you know nothing about.


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