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Turkish Proteus

Reader comment on item: Turkey, Closest to Leading the Middle East
in response to reader comment: Byzantine Logics

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Feb 5, 2013 at 15:10

Mozere,

It amusing how little time you need to draw your inflationary historical caricatures. First it was 3000 years in a minute, now it is more modest - the Late antiquity and the Middle Ages -1000 years - explained-I guess in less than a minute. Maybe next you should tell us why the Turks are "in fact" Sumerians and Hittite is the proto-Turkic language and Islam is a religion of peace in ten seconds ?

Anyway, if you are such an "expert" on Troy and antiquity you also know the story of Proteus, don't you? When caught by the hand he changed into a snake. When grasped by the neck he changed into a pig , when held by the hoof, he morphed into water etc. .etc. so that it was always impossible to hold him... Don't you look like sort of Turkish Proteus ? When asked a question based on your own observations, you change immediately into an avenger of Paris and Hector. When asked again the same question you morph into an "expert" on early Christianity and the Eastern Roman Empire. I wonder what you will change into if I ask you for the third time the same questions :

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" ... will you agree that poor, not to say very poor , performance and generally low and very low intellectual quality of comments written by Turks both on this forum and on many others have quite an objective and value-free explanation,namely Turkey's poor, not to say very poor, education system that - to quote you- through "medieval rote learning,anachronistic high octane nationalism and religiosity ...(is) raising a compliant and non questioning generation" ?

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" Do you think that what you have written about Turkish education applies only to other Turks or it is valid for you too ?"

Let me guess ...You will not change into someone who remembers and answers such questions. It would be so un-Turkish , wouldn't it ?

Submitting....

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