Monday, October 08, 2007

Bloggers and commenters wanted

Most of the Turkish bloggers and expats in Turkey who replied to the statements made by Newsweek journalist Fareed Zakaria, Turkish president Abdullah Gül and prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, like Erkan, Bea, Emre and Christine, put all the info about the ongoing discussion on the blog at
Now it's time for comments of people from Turkey, the Netherlands and elsewhere to discuss these statements and our replies.
Today it's the 4th day of Belief in Democracy. In total there will be 8 statements published - of the three persons mentioned above - and the 8 replies from us. Each day: last day Friday the 12th. But discussion is open. You don't have to use your real name and you don't need to be a blogger!
Below are the first 4 statements, replies and comments.
Friday October 5 click here.
Saturday October 6 click here.
Sunday October 7 click here.
Monday October 8 click here.

So, join the debate.


super hero said...

i sent my answers, but i guess they were not good enough, so they are published.

super hero said...

i mean, not published.

Hans said...

they want as many as turkish bloggers. will contact them directly now,

Anonymous said...


This is another attempt by the 'media' to take advantage of the emotions and passions of the people only to come back and bite them in the ass in the future.

All these discussions are a waste. It's time for actions, not words.

Just my simple and ignorant opinion. I am so tired of 'discussions.'

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

Disagree with you Metin,
Passion and actions comes with words.
The Dutch took action to make a documentary and open a line with the ordinairy people in Turkey to think what they think about the EU and Turkey. A lot of Dutch are reading, so are Dutch politicians
Its up to the Turkish people to speak out!!

Anonymous said...

The Turkish people did and do continue to speak out. Hence the problem.

Now they are in a fit over the PKK (as representative of the Kurds?) and the non-binding Armenian resolutions possible passage in the U.S.

The patience is wearing thin . . . and the 'provocateurs' to push Turkey to choose sides over Islam vs. The West are winning the war of 'words' by accomplishing their motives for convincing the world there is no reality as moderate Islam.

And the 'secularists' are falling into the trap by playing into the hands of the 'interventionists'

Seems like the Turks have a slight case of 'we are too sexy for your love-itis.'


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

Sorry, you are wasting your time with me..))
Go to
Discuss it there, I will back you up which you dont need.

Anonymous said...

Hey Hans,

I'd rather 'waste' my time here with you.

Besides, I don't like it when people take me too seriously . . .

I'm too ignorant for discussions . . . still catching up on my education of life and its consequences . . .


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

See my next post..)))