I love reading Hurriyet the Turkish newspaper, and I have a favorite writer who I fear is going to end up in prison. His sarcasm towards the New Ottomans: Erdogan and Devotoglu is brilliant, but he is the exception. To the Turks, the Armenians and Cypriots are the enemy who are out to hurt them. Lot's of repentance there for their actions, but then again there is a lot of government spin. My favorite writer is the only one with the courage to call things as they are, except maybe for the hundred or so in Turkish jails.
I was annoyed yesterday at an article saying that the Greeks accused Turkey for their illegal refugee problem, and then to affirm to their readers the ridiculousness of the accusation, they had a picture of a black refugee when blacks are rare among the four hundred thousand Pakistanis, Afghans, Kurds, that are in Greece; sent over courtesy of the Turks of course. Hmmm! I guess they want the readers to believe these refugees are flying in from Somalia?
Sometimes I wonder if the Turks picked up these newspaper spins from us, especially in the way they named the rebel group they organized: 'Friends of Syria', when in reality they are friends of nine percent of the Syrians and enemies of all the rest.
It seems Erdogan and Devotoglu are creating trouble everywhere. They secretly support the Dagestani terrorists in Russia, and Russia is well aware of it. They have been accused by Iraq of fomenting trouble, and were even told by Clinton to butt out. They created an incident with Israel so as to make them their enemy, and even threatened Cyprus to the extent that Russia sent it's warships as a warning and more recently the U.S. held war games with Israel and Greece...again as a warning. They are also on the outs with Iran and on and on it goes.