Be Disclaimed

"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
Enrico Fermi

October 23, 2005

Turkey

Just a thought.....seeing as Turkey are trying to join the European Union, I'd like to know why the obvious incidents have apparently not been considered.

Armenian Genocide - technically not Turkey, because it happened before 1923, but still relevant. 1915 to 1917, an estimated 600,000 Armenians died whilst being evicted from the area of modern day Turkey. Some estimates put the figure as high as 1,500,000.

Kurds
Pogroms against the Greeks and Christians in Turkey - 1955.
Invasion of Cyprus.

Incidentally, Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, has spoken out about the Armenian massacre amongst other things, see here (cached here), also here (cached here). openDemocracy has an article about the reaction to his statement.

Also, there is an article from openDemocracy considering the issue of Turkey.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Daniel said to The MuppetLord...

Yeah, Turkey is 'great'. Even more so for Christmas Dinner...

October 25, 2005 10:21 pm  
Blogger MuppetLord said to The MuppetLord...

Hmm...

October 28, 2005 11:49 pm  
Blogger BigRedOne said to The MuppetLord...

I think there's a much better case for NOT allowing Turkey into the EU than there is for actually accepting them and this is one of the reasons why it is so.

The EU may well simply be after more cheap labour.

I am trying to write a thorough entry for this but it is very difficult to do dispassionately.

October 31, 2005 11:45 am  
Blogger MuppetLord said to The MuppetLord...

Hmm...it must be quite interesting in Germany I suspect.

October 31, 2005 6:58 pm  

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