Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mild fascism?

A fascists' gathering!
As Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu explained in his seminal work, “Strategic Depth” in 2001: “Even if there was not one single Muslim Turk over there, Turkey would have to maintain a Cyprus question. No country could possibly be indifferent to an island like this, placed in the heart of its vital space.” 

Speaking to reporters during a visit to Kyrgyzstan this week [2011], Erdogan criticised the unions and NGOs for their participation by saying, “Who do you [Turkish Cypriots] think you are? We have martyrs, heroes and strategic interests [on Cyprus].” He added that the demonstration had been “provocative” and that Turkish Cypriots, who were “fed and maintained by Turkey”, had “no right to hold such protests”. “They take our money, and tell us to get lost,” he was also quoted as saying, and called on the Turkish Cypriot leadership to express “a clear view” on the issue.

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