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Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), Dec 13, 2013 at 05:30

Dear Mozere,

In which parallel universe are you referring to?

What do you mean by "Turkish Heritage" do you mean of the Mongolian-middle Asia heritage of pillaging and murdering?

The Ottomans and the Neoturks later might have a clear relation with Hitler in ideology and practise, but clearly none of them has any relation with Alexander or Napoleon. Alexander and Napoleon fought with honour and were accepted as liberators by most people when the Mongols, the Tatars, the Huns and the Turks were seen as pillagers, as the menace of the earth, that is why the second two are referred as great, Alexander the Great, Napoleon the Great, instead Jenkins Chan and all the Mongols after him and all the Huns, the Turkish leaders and Hitler of course are not named in the same way!

The Turkish economic success story is coming to a clear end, as for the wealthy people of Turkey, when was the last time you visited your country? Do you mean the people with 10 and 15 children leaving in houses ready to fall down? Those people that the Turkish state is keeping them prisoners of Allah, who believe that their poverty is the will of Allah?

Another thing also is that the Ottomans did not inherit Byzantium, they conquered and destroyed it, the Islamised it's people with violence, it is actually very possible that you have nothing to do with any kind of Turkish heritage, but it is very probable that your ancestors were Greeks or Armenians or Assyrians or a god knows what, who became muslims under the threat of the sword!

As for the Kurds, they have two solutions, they either fight for independence or they are condemned to lose their heritage! This migration part though made me laugh, because i am sure what you actually wanted to write is the military invasion in Kurdistan and the destruction of thousands of villages and the violent move of Kurds to the West Anatolia!

I liked this Anatolia part though, because this is the name of the region, and not the fake one Kemal gave so to unite the Muslims under him slaved under the Turkish minority, because basically Turkish oligarchy is governing all those people, since the majority has nothing to do with any Turkish background, but with a muslim one!

P.S Comparing Turkey with China shows incredible economic ignorance

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