69 million page views

Ahh-Turkey, Turkey, Turkey -When Will They Ever Learn

Reader comment on item: Goodbye Ankara
in response to reader comment: about your article above

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 7, 2011 at 18:50

The idea that Turkey's posture with the west is not so polarized as it is with Israel is possibly not a too fine point to make, that there are non-Islamic countries that would align themselves against Israel for political reasons of keeping the oil running. That being said, to say that Turkey has made inflammatory statements against Israel cannot be overlooked unless one is siding with Turkey in the upcoming realignment in the Middle East on the heels of the upheavals.

But let us turn to a side issue regarding Turkey being involved in ethno-fascism. I would not counter the record of history where the facts are in evidence and how this would apply to Turkey. While Turkey is guilty of various incidents, past and present, labeling them ethno-fascists by anyone who can be called out for the same things is a dangerous miscalculation of intentions. Mussolini made that very mistake, promoting the ideas of the 'fascisti' and exporting it north to some quite disastrous results, not the least of which was the decimation of entire populations. Of that, only one result that might be considered in phoenix fashion is the rebirth of the nation of Israel out of the ashes left behind by the Third Reich.

Turkey is preparing itself for its promised role in the new Middle Eastern politics: let the lesson of the 'Fascisti' be learned well; or be prepared for the results of the lesson never learned.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Ahh-Turkey, Turkey, Turkey -When Will They Ever Learn by M. Tovey

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)