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Turkey has not changed

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Submitted by David (United States), Feb 12, 2013 at 14:36

Yes, indeed, the Turkey of today is indeed quite similar to the Turkey of old.

I am thinking of human rights violations and the repression of Christians, Jews, Kurds, Alevis and others.

The Turkey of today has also also not been able to own up to the genocides it perpetrated against Indigenous Christians in the 20th century (Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks).

Funny, though, Turkey still has some friends in the region that have supplied it with weapons, and also supplied it with diplomatic cover in the US for many years. This includes helping Turkey to defeat Armenian genocide resolutions in the US Congress.

Now who might such countries be do you suppose?


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