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06 June 2007

Turkish officials: troops enter Iraq

Friends and relatives of Turkish soldier Emrah Kayadelen, wearing letters that read: 'We condemn', chant nationalist slogans during his funeral ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, June 6, 2007. In one of the bloodiest attacks this year, Kurdish rebels raided Monday a military outpost in Tunceli province in southeastern Turkey, killing seven Turkish troops and wounding seven others. (AP Photo/Serkan Senturk)
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By SELCAN HACAOGLU, Associated Press Writer 12 minutes ago
ANKARA, Turkey - Several thousand Turkish troops crossed into northern Iraq early Wednesday to chase Kurdish guerrillas who operate from bases there, Turkish security officials told The Associated Press. Early CNN report

7 comments:

Sean said...

Is this a sign of things to come or just some idiot making empty threats:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=75141

I am worried that he is not the only one feeling this way. The only questions are: how many Turks agree with him? and of those that disagree, do they have the power and guts to stand up for what they believe in?

Sean said...

I am trying to stay positive, but it's very very hard.

This, my friends, is YOUR Turkey!!

http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=22565

Go ahead. Persecute the son, kill him too, just like you persecuted and killed his father, and his father, and his father.

See if you will ever reach your goal.

As William Saroyan said:

"I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race; this small tribe of unimportant people
whose history is ended, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled,
whose literature is unread, whose music is unheard, whose prayers are no longer uttered.

Go ahead, destroy this race. Let us say that it is again 1915 there is war in the world. Destroy Armenia.

See if you can do it. Send them from their homes into the desert. Let them have neither bread nor water.

Burn their houses and their churches. See if they will not live again.

See if they will not laugh again. See if you can stop them from mocking the big ideas of the world.
You sons of bitc#es. Go ahead, try to destroy them."

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

Sean, this is not The Turkey that I know. That a bunch of ultra nationalist getting all the attention is sad. That Arat the son of Hrant will be prosecuted is all over the news in Europe, not in Turkey. Thats sad, I agree. But telling me that Turks want to kill everybody is pathetic.That bunch of 7% Turkish ultra nationalist is equal to the KKK, all the American hate groups, religious fanatics etc. in the USA together. And they sream even louder and kill more...
I lived in NYC, S.Calif. and Miami.
Even when they offer me a job with 7 dig figures, you can not get me out TR anymore.

Sean said...

hans,

so long as they are in power, they ARE Turkey. like it or not. Just like the worlds blames all Americans for the problems caused by Bush and his friends. Same thing.

If the Turkish people don't agree with them, they should kick them out.

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

who are 'they' Sean...
And if I have to 'judge' Americans about their taste of Bushisme, do I need to stop talking with all my American friends? (Many of them love Reagan, Nixon etc.)
C'mon man, dont generalize that to easy...
Ever been to Turkey? Just a question...

Sean said...

hans, I have never been to Turkey, however, I would love to go someday. My dad always tells me how beautiful it is there, even though he has also not been there.

the way things are going, I don't think I will be visiting anytime soon. I hope there is a turn of events soon.

I would love to vacation there, and visit the eastern parts. One of my goals in life is to go camping on Ararat.

Sean said...

by the way, I heard the charges against Arat Dink were dropped, which is wonderful news. It's not clear to me if all the charges were dropped or just some of them, but either way, it's a good start.