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Reader comment on item: Turkey's Islamist Turn, 10 Years Later
in response to reader comment: Kind of replying, not on behalf of Ianus, i wouldn't dare:)

Submitted by Mozere (United Kingdom), Nov 27, 2012 at 06:23

Dear Alexandros

Opinions may vary but facts are sacred.You are sprouting historically inaccurate waffle but passing these on as genuine events.

1) In 1915 Kemal Pasha,the future Ataturk was in the Dardanelles front and then he was posted to the Suez Canal front.He was never implicated in the Armenian massacres.He never comitted a war crime not even a suspect otherwise he would have been arrested by the allies when he was in Istanbul when the said city was under allied occupation.

During the WW1 he was against the ruling party,committee of union and progress, and against the war as German allies.

2) Ataturk died on 10/11/1938.He had friendly relations with France and Britain,and the British King George visited Turkey.He was an admirer of French culture and governance.Your arguments concerning Ataturk and WW2 are completely wrong fabrications.

Ataturks legacy from this period are;French style laicism, legal system,and education system of rationality and enlightenment,although these are now under threat they will not be obliterated because its these systems which established Turkey as a fairly successful trading nation,unlike Greece which relies on German tax payer and the Orthodox Church.

3) When the WW2 was over Ataturk had died 7 years ago,from your post one has the feeling that he was still alive and directing policy.The trurth is that the USSR demanded the return of Kars and Ardahan provinces and a naval base on the straights of Black Sea.This had the immediate effect of Turkey seeking,willly-nilly,protection of The USA.Thus Turkey was admitted into NATO.

These are the facts,as the facts you used to build your opinions on are wrong so your opinions need revising.I can suggest Andrew Mango's book,Ataturk's biography,as an objective,impartial and insightful work.


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