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New Ottoman empire

Reader comment on item: Turkey Out of NATO: Other Voices
in response to reader comment: Who needs friends if you're looking to rebuild an empire

Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), Jul 16, 2012 at 10:59

In my opinion, it has been made clear since the beginning of the Turkish state that Turkey can not be a reliable partner to anyone, i am not quite sure from where to begin and where to finish. A state built on the mass extermination of populations, Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, a state built without any respect to human rights ever, now i think it is even worst, a state that is blackmailing everyone constantly and people that, according to their writings, have become even more arrogant that their governments. If NATO should bomb Syria because they shot down an enemy air craft above their territory, then how many times should Turkey be bombed the last fifty years?

It is clear what Turkey is trying to do and i have several times expressed this opinion on this blog, that they are trying to rebuilt a new Ottoman empire or to put it better a new Ottoman common wealth, based on Islamic socialism, which has the ideals of national socialism, but instead of nation presents Islam as the highest value. All these "revolutions" which have clearly been supported by the West and NATO are throwing down dictatorships, no doubt about that, but they are not bringing to power any liberal democracies, this is clear as well, they are bringing in power Islamofascists. This is clear by the massive massacres of all kind of minorities all around the Arab countries by the Muslim fanatics who are represented i the rest of the world and supported openly by Turkey.

What the solution should be in all this is a very hard one, but as a first step i think that the US should stop supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and be a bit suspicious against the Turkish rhetoric. Also the West has to understand that the Islamic world is unable to acquire real Democratic governments without the participation of the Christian minorities, because the Christians, being much less fanatic in their religion, they can introduce to those societies the liberal principles.

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