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Turkey tells france to face colonial past FIRST....

Postby Maximus » Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:37 pm

Turkey said France should confront its colonial past before giving lessons to others on how to face history, in an angry response today to a call by President Nicolas Sarkozy for Ankara to recognize the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide.

Sarkozy, in Armenia on Thursday, challenged Turkey -- which is seeking membership of the European Union -- to face up to its past and threatened to pass a law in France that would make denying the genocide a crime.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told a news conference: "Those who will not be able to face their own history for having carried out colonialism for centuries, for treating foreigners as second-class people, do not have the right to teach Turkey a history lesson or call for Turkey to face its history."

Davutoğlu said Turkey and Armenia were working together on ways to normalise ties and Sarkozy's comments would have a negative impact on reconciliation efforts.

Armenia and Turkey, with the endorsement of the United States, the European Union and Russia, had agreed in 2009 to establish diplomatic ties and open their common border within two months of parliamentary approval.

Sarkozy's remarks has fueled a response from Turkey's European Affairs Minister Egemen Bağış as well, who stated earlier today that the French president should abandon "the role of historian and put his mind to getting his country out of the economic gulf in which it finds itself."

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php? ... 2011-10-07


So he recognises the Armenian Genocide then? the tool.
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Re: Turkey tells france to face colonial past FIRST....

Postby bill cobbett » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:39 pm

Maximus wrote:
Turkey said France should confront its colonial past before giving lessons to others on how to face history, in an angry response today to a call by President Nicolas Sarkozy for Ankara to recognize the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide.

Sarkozy, in Armenia on Thursday, challenged Turkey -- which is seeking membership of the European Union -- to face up to its past and threatened to pass a law in France that would make denying the genocide a crime.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told a news conference: "Those who will not be able to face their own history for having carried out colonialism for centuries, for treating foreigners as second-class people, do not have the right to teach Turkey a history lesson or call for Turkey to face its history."

Davutoğlu said Turkey and Armenia were working together on ways to normalise ties and Sarkozy's comments would have a negative impact on reconciliation efforts.

Armenia and Turkey, with the endorsement of the United States, the European Union and Russia, had agreed in 2009 to establish diplomatic ties and open their common border within two months of parliamentary approval.

Sarkozy's remarks has fueled a response from Turkey's European Affairs Minister Egemen Bağış as well, who stated earlier today that the French president should abandon "the role of historian and put his mind to getting his country out of the economic gulf in which it finds itself."

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php? ... 2011-10-07


So he recognises the Armenian Genocide then? the tool.


Gawd... perhaps he'll also recognise the Ethnic Cleansing of the Occupied Areas of CY... (fat chance)
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Re: Turkey tells france to face colonial past FIRST....

Postby kurupetos » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:46 pm

bill cobbett wrote:
Maximus wrote:
Turkey said France should confront its colonial past before giving lessons to others on how to face history, in an angry response today to a call by President Nicolas Sarkozy for Ankara to recognize the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide.

Sarkozy, in Armenia on Thursday, challenged Turkey -- which is seeking membership of the European Union -- to face up to its past and threatened to pass a law in France that would make denying the genocide a crime.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told a news conference: "Those who will not be able to face their own history for having carried out colonialism for centuries, for treating foreigners as second-class people, do not have the right to teach Turkey a history lesson or call for Turkey to face its history."

Davutoğlu said Turkey and Armenia were working together on ways to normalise ties and Sarkozy's comments would have a negative impact on reconciliation efforts.

Armenia and Turkey, with the endorsement of the United States, the European Union and Russia, had agreed in 2009 to establish diplomatic ties and open their common border within two months of parliamentary approval.

Sarkozy's remarks has fueled a response from Turkey's European Affairs Minister Egemen Bağış as well, who stated earlier today that the French president should abandon "the role of historian and put his mind to getting his country out of the economic gulf in which it finds itself."

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php? ... 2011-10-07


So he recognises the Armenian Genocide then? the tool.


Gawd... perhaps he'll also recognise the Ethnic Cleansing of the Occupied Areas of CY... (fat chance)

obese chance.
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Re: Turkey tells france to face colonial past FIRST....

Postby bill cobbett » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:04 pm

A neo-Ottoman, an Ottoman Empire Revivalist giving lectures to others on the record of past colonialism... very rich.
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Re: Turkey tells france to face colonial past FIRST....

Postby Maximus » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:02 pm

You think Turkey has a right to Cyprus, everyone knows Turkey has been occupying Cyprus for the past 37 years.

How can you say that and keep a straight face when you are oppressing Cypriots and are in violation of over 100 UN resolutions?
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Re: Turkey tells france to face colonial past FIRST....

Postby kurupetos » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:59 pm

Maximus wrote:You think Turkey has a right to Cyprus, everyone knows Turkey has been occupying Cyprus for the past 37 years.

How can you say that and keep a straight face when you are oppressing Cypriots and are in violation of over 100 UN resolutions?

UN resos. are for the weak and stupid. We need WMD R&D. NOW!
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Re: Turkey tells france to face colonial past FIRST....

Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:30 pm

Maximus wrote:
Turkey said France should confront its colonial past before giving lessons to others on how to face history, in an angry response today to a call by President Nicolas Sarkozy for Ankara to recognize the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide.

Sarkozy, in Armenia on Thursday, challenged Turkey -- which is seeking membership of the European Union -- to face up to its past and threatened to pass a law in France that would make denying the genocide a crime.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told a news conference: "Those who will not be able to face their own history for having carried out colonialism for centuries, for treating foreigners as second-class people, do not have the right to teach Turkey a history lesson or call for Turkey to face its history."

Davutoğlu said Turkey and Armenia were working together on ways to normalise ties and Sarkozy's comments would have a negative impact on reconciliation efforts.

Armenia and Turkey, with the endorsement of the United States, the European Union and Russia, had agreed in 2009 to establish diplomatic ties and open their common border within two months of parliamentary approval.

Sarkozy's remarks has fueled a response from Turkey's European Affairs Minister Egemen Bağış as well, who stated earlier today that the French president should abandon "the role of historian and put his mind to getting his country out of the economic gulf in which it finds itself."

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php? ... 2011-10-07


So he recognises the Armenian Genocide then? the tool.


Another case of pots and kettles, looking at how the Tur*ish Lira is plummeting, as the trade deficit rises
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