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Troy avenged,Twice

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Submitted by Mozere (United Kingdom), Jan 31, 2013 at 10:50

3000 years ago Greek colonists were beginning to invade Asia Minor,Trojans valiantly resisted,only to be foiled by a diabolical Greek trick,and the Acheans killed all the inhabitants.Hellas managed to colonise Western Anatolia, called it Ionia,from whence the Turkish name for Greek,Yunan,comes from.Indigenous peoples of Anatolia such as carians,lydians etc ,too numerous to mention,had to concede that their lands were stolen and they were 2nd class barbarians in their own lands.

By 1071 the Turks arrived ,within 8 years they reached the Aegean and the country was called Turchia and the inhabitants called the Turks by the 1st crusaders in 1096.Remember it took 150 years for the American settlers to colonise the pacific coast.This astonishing speed is only possible if the inhabitants,the Greek speaking but non Greeks,welcomed the new comers.The indigenous anatolians were often accused of being Monophysite heretics by the rulers of Constantinople,especially the Armenians were singled out by the church authorities and banished to the west.Over the years some of the indigenous peoples turned Turk and mixed with the Turcomans and Turkish replaced Greek as lingua franca.Trojans avenged no.1.

1915,the combined might of the British and French empires bore on the very seas the Trojans sailed and very fields they grazed their sheep,but this time the enemy from the west was defeated and driven back into the sea,Trojans avenged no.2.Hector and Paris rest in peace,you have been avenged.

Then again in 1922 the Greek invaders were driven back into the sea,and in 1923 after an agreement with Greece the last Greeks left Anatolia.Your attempts to blacken Ataturks name as a genocide perpetrator is a lie and a pathetic exercise in disinformation.After 1923 Ataturks relations with Greece and in particular with Venizelos were friendly and Venizelos came to visit Ataturk,hardly actions of a great statesman,which venizelos was,who suspects his opposite number is a genocide organiser.

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