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Reader comment on item: Is Turkey Going Islamist?

Submitted by Christos (Greece), Aug 27, 2005 at 10:51

My comment is not so pro-turkish. And this is not because I'm Greek.
Almost 15,000,000 Kurds who have the bad luck to live in Turkey are not allowed to watch a TV program for more than... 2 hours a week! They cannot even speak Kurdish in public! Turkey, a NATO member and typically an ally of Greece, violates the Greek air space every single day with armed aircrafts and disputes populated Greek islands saying they are turkish...Turkey denies the genocide of millions of Armenians and Greeks in the past while every serious historical source proves it with schocking numbers... What about the "white cells"? Where hundreds of people have died (and still do) from hunger strikes and torture racks? Turkey, a candidate EU member, doesn't recognise Cyprus, a full EU member, as a state with the excuse that the Cyprus problem which THEY created isn't solved yet! Also, the Media are controlled by the military, which is extremely powerful in Turkey. Have you heard about "pride murders", where the family kills their daughter if she refuses to marry the man they bring to her or decides to run away and live a free life? Most of the times the murderer is her own brother. This is very common in Turkey. Personally I can't remember anything good Turkey has done to it's neighbour countries... This country will be never European in identity, culture or way of life. So it's at least funny when some people support the turkish entry, even if it's for demographic reasons. Turkish entry = Death of Europe. Maybe THIS is what the US wants by pushing Turkey in. European leaders must wake up before it's too late.

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