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Turkish military: guaranteer and bringer of freedom to Turkiye AND Greece :)

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Submitted by Uluc (United States), May 10, 2007 at 18:48

MelM, you're right. I would add that the Turkish army not only protects Turkiye's freedoms but also indirectly prevents monarchists/fascists from taking power in Greece. The last two times (1922 and 1973) the Greeks flirted with monarchy and fascism and tried to genocide the Turks of Anatolia and Cyprus respectively, their military suffered humiliating defeats at the hands of the Turkish army, resulting in the overthrow of the Greek monarchy and the fascist junta. It's an experience Greeks would not like to repeat, one hopes. As much as they'd like to deny it, the Greeks have the Turkish military to thank for *their* republic as well :)

Regards,

Uluc

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