Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cem Uzan and Turkish Imperialisme



Yesterday evening there was an interesting TV special: Cem Uzan almost the whole evening in discussion. What he told sounds reasonable, especially regarding SE Turkey (it's an economical problem) and the EU (not a good match).

Although the guy has a notorious past, wanted by Interpol, and Nokia and Motorola are not happy with him, at least to say...he made a good impression.

Personally, I think that he will get a lot of protest votes. Turkish politics will be interesting again...more elections, and more reforms which will be delayed. And yes, of course this is because of the 'imperialistic' EU. Friends in Latin America are wondering when they will be enlisted as 'imperialistic enemies of Turkey' now as well, and what about African countries, countries in the Far East....

And is it not strange that Turkish people are saying that the Ottoman Empire (pure imperialism, only that they never left..) is an example for world history? They know at least how to deal with religions...etc.

I really get annoyed by comments like this, mainly made by anonymous people on forums, but now on blogs as well. You can criticize everybody, calling Europeans killers, but the sensitivity of the Turks are out of proportions when it comes to their history....

5 comments:

Riza said...

Cem uzan got his votes last time because he gave free lahmacun, music and had a tv station. you know how much Turks love lahmacun, music and tv..
Even the dutch love turkish pizza, any party which gives away free lahmacun would get at least 8% of the votes in holland even..
This time around, he doesnt have the money to give lahmacun. the tv station has been confiscated. Also his daddy and brother have "vanished".
He'll probably get less than one percent of the votes .

Gulay said...

Cen Uzan is only interested in being elected to ensure parliamentary immunity from arrest for his dodgy business deals. Personally I think Baykal is the biggest problem for Turkey right now as he present no creditable opposition to the AK Party, witness his suopine surrender to Erdogan of the debate about the Preidency.... I don't support the AK Party but who on earth am I supposed to vote for the CHP led by that asshole.....in English what a wanker.

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Gulay: Baykal looks like indeed an asshole...
Will be difficult, in my opinion, whom to vote for in TR.
Protest votes are common in Europe.
In Holland 0.75% of the votes is good for 1 seat in the parliament.
We have now Party for Animals with 2 seats in the Parliament (150 seats there)

mirdifderya said...

Dear,

Do you have any suggestion, anybody we can vote for then? Don't tell me ANAP or DP!

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Dear Derya,
LDP, Liberal Democrat Party...
Or...Cem...he knows how to rip off the EU and for sure, he can handle Sarkozy...))