Re: Greeks and the Ottoman Rule


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Posted by Dimitri K. on December 18, 2000 at 17:10:09:

In Reply to: Greeks and the Ottoman Rule posted by Mike on December 18, 2000 at 11:20:31:

: Tell me why Greeks are obsessed by the Turkish Ottoman Occupation.
: I've been in Greece many times, and given a chance almost
: everybody will start lamenting about it with great
: emotion, more than 150 years after its end, sometimes uttering
: the most obvious exaggerations.
: In other countries I haven't come across this behaviour:
: Holland has been occupied by the Spanish and French,
: Spain by the Arabs, Portugal by the French and English,
: Italy by the French, Normans and Arabs, and so on.
: Many of these were probably more brutal and oppresive than
: the Ottoman Empire rule, and yet the people seem to have
: come to terms with this aspect of their history.
: Why havent't the Greeks?

Konstantin neglected to mention the 1.5 million Aremenians that perished under Turkish rule (tyranny). Considering there were only 4 million Armenians it's an astounding figure. April 24th is the Day of Rememberence when the Armenian men, women and children were slaughtered. If you're ever in Detroit, MI. go to St. John's Church at 22001 Northwestern Highway and visit the memorial for the victims of the Turks...
a s sµ µe aa, ea a eta...Dimitri



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