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spot on!

Submitted by claire, Feb 28, 2011 10:00

brilliant letter. many turks are afraid of speaking against the current government.


to those who believe

Submitted by murat, Sep 25, 2010 10:59

I am a Turk, I am an Australian and i am Muslim .

It saddens me to see the state of my once beautiful country.I see it slowly being transformed into a Arabic state. though I can take a deep relieved breath, knowing that other people see the the plight of ATATURKS people, religion and sate should never mix but erdogan is achieving this.

Iam greatful that there is some inlightened, educated people that still have a strong voice


i dn't agree

Submitted by Youri, Aug 5, 2010 07:16

well this msg 2 da writer...

we are turkish ppl and we like da islamic way...and we like erdugan as well...so plz try 2 talk about ur own thoughts ...T.C ;)


Very well said!!

Jul 21, 2010 17:28

You have been the translator to many of Turkish people too. I can't recognize Turkey anymore, its so sad.. Turkish nation had been so lucky having a leader like Ataturk, now almost losing him. Growing anti American ideas in Turkey just because people think that USA is behind him.



Submitted by Saltuk Bugra, Jul 12, 2010 15:35

I believe this article has been written by an Israili, in better words, by right-wing Israili writer. There are so many wrong information troughout the article.

First of all, Bulent Yildirim, head of IHH is not a supporter of AK Parti, indeed he is a strong fan of Saadet Partisi. Therefore, by declaring him and Mr. Erdogan as "best friend" the editor shows his narrow and limited knowledge about Turkish Politics.

In addition, these ships are headed to Gazza not Hamas.. There are millions of innocent people in the city of Gazza, most of them live in poverty. In an international water, Israili soldiers land in "humanitarian aid" vessel (nobody found even SINGLE bullet in the ship!) and murdered nine (9) civilians. How come you can expect from Mr. Erdogan to stay calm, idle, act as if non of his citizen killed! Nonsence...

Bythe way, I see that a lot of pro-Israilis trying to portray Mr. Erdogan as an arap-style dictator. I would like to remind you that Turkey is a democratic country and he is ellected by popular vote. Turkish people supported him by voting %47 to his party in the election.

One more remark, helping PKK and GAZZA is two different thing. Its like comparing apple and pears. PKK is a terrorist organization and they kill innocent people all over the counrty, nonetheless, Turkish government does not declare war on KURDISH People.. We all know that almost %100 of PKK terrorist are from Kurdish decent but it is responsible governments duty to distinguish who is terorist and who is not. By the same token, Millions of Gazzan people are not terrorist, most of them innocent ordinary people. And this flotilla carry out foods and medicines...

Still, you put all the burden to the people who got murdered. They have been shot my friends!. Look at the KILLER. First, lets all condem Israil for this criminal act and then critisize Turkish foreign policy.


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spot on! [12 words]


Feb 28, 2011 10:00

to those who believe [79 words]


Sep 25, 2010 10:59

i dn't agree [31 words]


Aug 5, 2010 07:16

Very well said!! [49 words]


Jul 21, 2010 17:28

Alas!!! [324 words]

Saltuk Bugra 

Jul 12, 2010 15:35

to the author of this article [291 words]


Jul 8, 2010 15:26

Kudos! [83 words]

Hon. Bruce J. Einhorn 

Jul 5, 2010 17:25

Turkistan is more like it! [138 words]


Jul 4, 2010 05:14

Excellent Article [78 words]

Steven Simpson 

Jul 2, 2010 15:56

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