69 million page views

Turkification through extermination

Reader comment on item: Kastelorizo - Mediterranean Flashpoint?
in response to reader comment: Another Crusade? = ... damn the locals

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Feb 17, 2012 at 10:43

Kali Simpson wrote :

> Examples include the mass relocations of millions of ethnic Turks from Greece and the same fate of millions of ethnic Greeks from Anatolia in the 1920's as a result of international interference.<

May I ask you were you have found "millions of ethnic Turks" in Greece ... in the 1920's"? The statistics speak of 500 000 , so by what number will you multiply it ? 4? 5 ? 6? 7 ? 8? And what was so "ethnic" and "Turkish" in these Moslems whose ancestors were almost all - except the Yuruk nomads that made life in Thessaly and the Balkans a nightmare for local peasants - Greek ? The very word "Turk" until the young Turkish revolution was a term of abuse in the high language of the educated Ottoman classes and when forcibly converted to mean its opposite by Enver Pasha and Kemal it was supposed to mean not any particular existing ethnic group as there were too many of them in the Ottoman prison of nations but a new artificial notion to be made out of hundreds of tribes,entities and nationalities the Ottoman prison was populated with - all Moslem, all Turkish speaking and all zombied by Kemal's infantile historical brainwashing.

You also forget to add that the policy of Turkification through extermination in the 1920-1923 has very little or rather nothing to do with "international interference". It doesn't work even as a pretext which it all amounts to. It's a continuation of Young Turkish policy started in 1908, whose first peak came in 1915 with the Armenian genocide and its second peak was the Greek genocide of 1919-1923 as a result of which c. 1 000 000 Greeks were exterminated and 1500 000 more were expelled and what remained of Armenians was also annihilated by the jihadist hordes of Ghazi (=Allah's warrior) Mustafa Kemal Pasha, later nicknamed 'Ataturk'. The Assyrians were exterminated by Kemal for the same strategic reason.They were Christians and unlike Turks they were indigenous population.

Note also that it's the Ottoman empire that started jihad in 1914 by bombing Russian Black Sea ports and when it lost it it signed an armistice which obliged it to disarm and transfer control over several strategic areas like Smyrna to the Entente. Greece as an Entente power was officially asked to supervise the implementation of the stipulations of the Mudros ceasefire agreements and acted with full accordance of the official Ottoman government in Constantinople and the then valid international treaties and agreements.

The rebellious government in Angora which was recognized by no one except Lenin's Russia declared its own jihad (there is a Kemalist fatwa to that effect) on the infidels and thanks to treason within the Entente bloc(Italy and France openly sided with Kemal and disclosed operation plans elaborated by the Entente to Kemal) and massive Soviet military aid the rebellion succeeded and ended with the Greek genocide which was from the very beginning the declared strategic goal of Ghazi Kemal and the imams around him.The Greeks in Pontus were slaughtered en masse in 1919, i.e. on kemal's arrival at Sampsun. The jihadist genocide perpetrated by Kemal faithfully followed the slogans and techniques of the Young Turks he replaced in power.

As you may well see, historical reality and Turkish propaganda you have briefly reproduce do not overlap.

On a private note,calling Kemalist genocides "a relocation" reminds me strongly of how A. Eichmann called the Holocaust - "a transport problem".


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".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 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.)