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Istanbul - a city created by the Turkish Postal Service Law on 28.03.1930 !

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Sep 2, 2010 at 14:02

Hi, dhimmi no more !

You have written a nice comment , indeed ! You notice :

> Can you our dear kaan the propagandist stand in the middle of occupied Constantinople and say: There really was an Armenian genocide! Any guesses about what would happen to you? Oh let me guess you will lose your little job posting drivel on the internet right? ...<

I am afraid it would be the least harmful thing that might happen to him if he followed your advice. A much more probable scenario would be a lynching by the angry Turkish mob or a knife or a bullet inserted in his back by a brave and offended Kemalist Moslem Turk. Do you remember what happened to Hrank Dink ?

>"...contrasted to the government-sponsored campaign to terrorize, ruin and destroy the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constaninople , one of the oldest Christian instituion in this world !"Ianus, the town is still called Istanbul

> No it is occupied Constantinople and get used to it<

Right, but you have to know that the name "Istanbul" as used nowadays by the Turks or those who follow their infantile and anti-historical usage actually came into being only on 28 March 1930. Kemal had been telling everybody to stop saying "Constantinople as people had been doing since c.324 AD. As they didn't (why should they anyway follow this bloody ignoramus?) he got angry and issued a law by which all mail - letters, packets, postcards , presents , money transfers etc. addressed "Constantinople" were left undelivered . After some time all were forced by this Turkish postal terror and blackmail to parrot Kemal's allegedly Turkish name. "Istanbul" is actually a purely Greek name , "Is tin polin" . Consonants "n+p" are read as "b" or "nb" in modern Greek.

Still if somebody asked an absurd question "Can a whole new city be created by a postal servcie law , then the answer is definitely "Yes" ! Just look at how Constantinople after 1800 years became overnight "Istanbul". In this way any European or American city can overnight become a purely Turkish city. I can imagine "New York" becoming "Yeni Ataturkabad" , London "Turkkale" , Washington "Turkiyekoy " etc. etc.

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