69 million page views

Kastelorizo Syndrome of Empires

Reader comment on item: Kastelorizo Updates

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Mar 17, 2021 at 19:27

If history tells us nothing else about Turkey, it tells us that by any other name, the land did not/does not support peace. Prior to the Islamic revisionist ideology of the last fourteen or fifteen centuries, empires have been there, done that in trying to conquer the region since it is apparent its strategic placement made it/makes it a prime piece of real estate for fulfillment of dreams of empire. Much of that apparently infects Kastelorizo.
Turkey's dream of recapturing what was once the remnant Ottoman regime is running in full effort, as if someone knows that Turkey is running out of time in carving out its dreamscape destiny before the Middle East devolves into the interregional clash of hostilities being promoted by the Iranian Islamic Regime.

Somehow, Turkey is thinking they may escape in spite of the fact that their actions are proximal to it all. Kastelorizo appears as one of Turkey's objectives; the territorial implications are obvious. What is not so obvious is that if Turkey does not reprioritize its territorial ambitions, it will be torn apart and never regain any cohesive sense of national identity. Does anyone remember Yugoslavia?

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)