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Turkey has No Right to Alexandretta

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Submitted by Karl Marx (United States), Mar 29, 2021 at 01:16

There is absolutely no moral reason why Turkey should hang on to a small province that is historically Syrian any more than there was for an Armenian Genocide committed by Turkey or repression of Kurdish aspirations to an independent nation. Turkey has gotten way too many passes in history and somehow, some way the day will and should come when Turkey's sins will have to be atoned. The Turkish nation, whether Ottoman or Ataturk republican is historically an aggressive interloper and should be treated as such.

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