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Subject: who hates turkey
turkane    3/11/2005 6:57:36 AM
why do you hate turkey
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ret13f    RE:who hates turkey   3/11/2005 6:09:15 PM
I don't hate turkey. I do think Turks need to make up their minds about what part of the world they want to associate(?)(not sure of the right word here) with.
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Thomas    RE:who hates turkey - turkane   3/31/2005 8:59:12 AM
Don't play that line with me! The turkish could learn a good deal from the Germans about coping with the past: There is a reason why the neighbours of Turkey are sceptic. The turks I personally know in Turkey quite realise that Turkey through history has made its own going tougher, but they don't whine: They realise they will not get accepted by the EU or anybody else just for being nice people! The EU must have benefits outweighing the obligations. The Turks I know, know there is no such thing as a free lunch - and they are prepared to make the effort. I firmly believe Turkey will be a valuable addition to the EU and is of NATO, but not the turkish cry-babies. Don't whimper, buckle up and get cracking! Reasons for hatred of Turkey aere abundant: The genocide of the armenians. The Slaughter on the Greeks on the Turkish mainland. The heavyhanded policies agains the kurds - not that it justified the terrorism in Diyarbakir and suburbs. The investigation methods of the police. Don't spoil it: Things are improving, but they take time - and the wounds from a civil war and massaker takes a very long time to heal - about 100 years.
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