Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Why not even a public discussion?

Turkey, at no time in her entire existence, has she been a true democracy. She feels she is, she claims she is, she will threaten if you tell her she is not, but a democracy she is not. As a matter of fact, her social filter and understanding of western notions is so vastly different than the European norm that it is simply puzzling why the west has put up with her for so long. It will be interesting to see how she will adjust.

For example, if Turkey was democratic there would at minimum be a public discussion as to why Turkey supports, with 40.000 OCCUPYING ILLEGAL troops and an overdose of arrogance, that Turkish Cypriots, an 18% minority community of Cyprus, deserve so much more than the Kurds, her own 25% minority community, who have suffered since 1923 the oppression of the Turkish state.

Turkey's foundations are rotten and a revolution is needed. Best they make it a democratic one, but for a society whose ultra conservative constituency makes up over 90%, under various labels suggesting misleadingly milder inclinations, there is very little hope of that happening. Read below my January thoughts:
JANUARY 28, 2011 Semantics in the way of an Aristotelian revolution?

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Turkey's Kurds & Cyprus' tCypriots

As either unitary state or federation solutions are discussed as replacements to Cyprus' 1960 and Turkey's 1923 unworkable constitutions, should we abide by "if a right is a right too many for Turkey's Kurdish community (circa 23% of population) then that right is a right too many for Cyprus' tCypriot community too (circa 15%), and vice versa." Is the adoption of this fair logic the catalyst to securing just solutions for both UN countries.