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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby Mapko » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:59 pm

Get Real...The Mongols were not cunning and efficient killers, neither are the Turks! If you look at any skirmishes the Turks have been involved with over the last, say 100 years, what have they done?

* WWI - sided with the Germans and got leathered in their own country.
* 1922 Turk Pogrom of Greeks in Asia Minor - killed shopkeepers in Anatolia.
* 1974 Cyprus - killed women, children, farmers, priests who had no defence,yet the Turks needed to be guarded by the Brits and Americans.
* 2010 Gaza - Turk army on board its own ship got leathered by a couple of Israeli commandoes.
* On-going - Turk Air Force fly sorties into Southern Iraq bombing innocent Kurds.

It seems they are hard as anything when faced against unarmed, inexperienced opponents but when the big guns come to play, they sh*t their pants.

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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby Maximus » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:57 pm

There is nothing wrong with learning another language,

Why do you want to learn Turkish?

What benefit will you derive from learning Turkish over, French or spanish for example?
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby tsukoui » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:46 pm

Maximus wrote:There is nothing wrong with learning another language,

Why do you want to learn Turkish?

What benefit will you derive from learning Turkish over, French or spanish for example?


This is what I'm wondering... my Spanish is ok... my Greek could be better... but I'm kind of keen to join Special Ops...it seems to me the best way to end the occupation...
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:36 pm

tsukoui wrote:
Maximus wrote:There is nothing wrong with learning another language,

Why do you want to learn Turkish?

What benefit will you derive from learning Turkish over, French or spanish for example?


This is what I'm wondering... my Spanish is ok... my Greek could be better... but I'm kind of keen to join Special Ops...it seems to me the best way to end the occupation...


...go for it, anything that promotes dialog among Cypriots damages the interlocutors' strangle hold on the debate, (and the land). as a Greek, and Cypriot, this is to be applauded.
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby wyoming cowboy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:31 pm

telling Vp he is a "fuc@#$ing idiot", in turkish may bring the fences that divide us down quicker..... :?
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:41 pm

wyoming cowboy wrote:telling Vp he is a "fuc@#$ing idiot", in turkish may bring the fences that divide us down quicker..... :?


...make friends with good people who are also Cypriot, and let them tell vp, he is no Turk, just a "Turk", that is even funnier.
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby wyoming cowboy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:54 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:
wyoming cowboy wrote:telling Vp he is a "fuc@#$ing idiot", in turkish may bring the fences that divide us down quicker..... :?


...make friends with good people who are also Cypriot, and let them tell vp, he is no Turk, just a "Turk", that is even funnier.



A wise forumer a few days ago told us to stay away from Vp...its basically useless with her/him/it.....her/him/it, a true partitionist and turk propagandist, i just wish some other Turk cyps would come back and have serious and productive debates....
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby B25 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:28 pm

There aren't any, they are all partitionists at heart.
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby Hyder » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:49 pm

Mapko wrote:Get Real...The Mongols were not cunning and efficient killers, neither are the Turks! If you look at any skirmishes the Turks have been involved with over the last, say 100 years, what have they done?

* WWI - sided with the Germans and got leathered in their own country.
* 1922 Turk Pogrom of Greeks in Asia Minor - killed shopkeepers in Anatolia.
* 1974 Cyprus - killed women, children, farmers, priests who had no defence,yet the Turks needed to be guarded by the Brits and Americans.
* 2010 Gaza - Turk army on board its own ship got leathered by a couple of Israeli commandoes.
* On-going - Turk Air Force fly sorties into Southern Iraq bombing innocent Kurds.

It seems they are hard as anything when faced against unarmed, inexperienced opponents but when the big guns come to play, they sh*t their pants.

[Tut]


It wasn't the Turks that the Brits & Americans guarded
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Re: Am I any less Greek for learning Turkish?

Postby tsukoui » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:52 pm

B25 wrote:There aren't any, they are all partitionists at heart.


I beg to differ... the YKP and BKP, what my father calls the remains of AKEL in the north though they themselves might differ, are both staunchly pro-unification... I am questioning my communist beliefs... but I am not questioning their sincerity...
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