Sunday, July 01, 2007

Isn't it a Shame?

That in a country which braga all the time about religious tolerance (while even the Ottomans were well known about their segregation policies) a country where Turkish people feel so threatened by a tiny small community - whose members try to act as discrete as possible - that they are attacking the tiny minorities? I am not talking only about the killings, but the threats, harassment etc.
A tiny population of less than 0.3% of the total Turkish population...is considered as a threat by some Turkish people? And the violence increased after January of this year, 2007.
And isn't it a shame that the Turkish government had to issue a decree about this. To protect them? But it looks like for the mainstream Turkish media it is fun to fuel the anger all the time.
Read Hurriyet.

4 comments:

Metin said...

Turkey lost ever since it gave up its Ottoman ways! And speaking of the Turkish 'media,' it's more like a media circus. They are the biggest provocateurs of all. It's a shame!

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

The Ottomans were not Holy, Metin.
But I agree that Turkish media is full of sensation: not to inform them, but to distract them. Hurriyet is a perfect example for this. I told this so many times to the owner, but he is going for the ratings...

Metin said...

I think it's more than ratings. It's a conspiracy.

By the way, compared to what we have today (in the world,) the Ottomans are holier than thou!

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

therefore, the usa and turkey, are getting along so well with each other..))