Posted by Kostas on May 08, 2002 at 23:02:36:
In Reply to: Re: ASIA MINOR CATASTROPHE posted by patriwths on May 08, 2002 at 16:20:46:
The Asia Minor catastrophe was a lost opportunity. Permanently lost by the looks of it. The Turkish genocide of Christians and ethnic cleansing of anyone left behind and their replacement in Anatolia with millions of Turks is, by the looks of it, permanent. How does convince millions of people who are taught from birth that it's Turkish birthright to inhabit not only Asia Minor, but the Aegean too including Cyprus, that they should be co-habitating with Greek tribes who were there FIRST. What makes me really sick is when I see advertisements in magazines and papers placed by the Turkish Tourist Board and do you know what images they use? Images of Cappodocia, of Ephesus, of Agia Sophia, of Constantinople. And if anyone wishes to really understand Greek suspicion of Turkish intent, ask a Turk who has had to leave Turkey in the last 20 years about political prisoners, about death-fasts by prisoners, about political assasinations of opposition members and journalists, about the trial and jailing of journalists and publishers, about the military campaign against Kurds who are still dying in mountains of southeast Turkey, the list is endless. Turks can't treat themselves decently never mind how they would treat others given half a chance. Anatolia is lost, lost.
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