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...still bitter after all these years.

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:33 pm

...it's too funny because it is true.

Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, allowed historic bitterness to get the better of him today during a speech at an interim meeting with the European Commission over Turkey’s accession into the EU.

When asked about his county’s relationship with the other member states, he responded, ‘I think we’ll get along great with all of them; except those underhand, conniving Greeks.’ Even though the Trojan War took place over 3000 years ago, Mr Erdogan believes that the wound of humiliation still hasn’t healed. ‘Our ancestors truly believed that the Trojan War was finally over with the gift of that giant wooden horse,’ said the Premier.

The Turks felt that the double blow of the horse not actually being a gift, while also being hoodwinked by the Greek army has not only left them looking stupid and naïve but also left them minus a few top historical monuments. ‘I’m not saying they should apologise, but a gift is a gift, not a cheap confidence trick.’ The Greeks made no comment, preferring to let historical disagreements stay in the past.

However a spokesman in Athens did laugh saying, ‘those silly Turks never learn, we’ve had a one-man version of a Trojan Horse disguised as a hostess trolley that goes in and out of their UN office all the time. Our spy just has a quick snoop around; we need to keep an eye on them in case they try and steal Cyprus.’

BenBarton

31st July 2007
http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2014/07/18/t ... -gift-170/



...pity the spokesman who made such a risqué reply; it would not surprise me, he could be exposing their own spies.
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Re: ...still bitter after all these years.

Postby Cap » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:29 pm

:lol: :lol:

They're so similar it's like a match made in heaven.
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Re: ...still bitter after all these years.

Postby observer » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:38 pm

Wasn't Troy about one bunch of Greeks beating up another bunch of Greeks. It was in the film I saw.
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Re: ...still bitter after all these years.

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:42 pm

lol, that's right; Turkey after all, or what we know as Turkey today, at the time, was "Greek".
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Re: ...still bitter after all these years.

Postby observer » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:42 pm

Well, you do expect some changes after 3,000 years plus.
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Re: ...still bitter after all these years.

Postby Sotos » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:17 am

In the time of the Trojan war the Turks were hanging off trees somewhere in Mongolia eating bananas.
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Re: ...still bitter after all these years.

Postby observer » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:26 am

Always happy to read an intelligent contribution to this forum.
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Re: ...still bitter after all these years.

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:28 pm

If you look a bit more carefully, you will find that this is a comedy website using made-up news stories for humorous effect.
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Re: ...still bitter after all these years.

Postby kurupetos » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:31 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:If you look a bit more carefully, you will find that this is a comedy website using made-up news stories for humorous effect.

I guess that's why RW posted this in Jokes and Enigmas. :lol:
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Re: ...still bitter after all these years.

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:56 pm

kurupetos wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:If you look a bit more carefully, you will find that this is a comedy website using made-up news stories for humorous effect.

I guess that's why RW posted this in Jokes and Enigmas. :lol:


OK. I missed that.
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