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12 October 2007

Quotes of the day: "We don't need anyone's advice.." (Erdogan)

"We don't need anyone's advice on northern Iraq and the operation to be carried out there," Erdogan told a cheering crowd in Istanbul, after saying that the United States "came tens of thousands of kilometers and attacked Iraq without asking anyone's permission".
Referring to relations with the United States and the Armenian resolution, Erdogan, using a Turkish idiom usually employed to describe relations, said: "Where the rope is worn thin, may it break off." He did not elaborate.
Semih Idiz, a veteran Turkish commentator, told Reuters:
"If Turkey sets its mind on something, whether wrong or right it will do it. The invasion of Cyprus in 1974 is a good example," he said, referring to a Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus which drew U.S. condemnation and sanctions.  Continued...

6 comments:

Metin said...

Let the 'rhetoric' games begin!!!

Who knows maybe Erdogan might become the new darling of the secularists, and the ultra-lights.

Murat Altinbasak said...

Well, he's sure catering to what people want/need to hear. I hope there is action to back up the words. Talk is cheap.

the Husband said...

however an empty vessel makes the most noise and is his bark worse than his bite.....

Metin said...

Hopefully, there is no 'action.'

Sometimes the best 'action' is to show some restraint and enjoy the spoils . . .

Anonymous said...

""If Turkey sets its mind on something, whether wrong or right it will do it. The invasion of Cyprus in 1974 is a good example," he said, referring to a Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus which drew U.S. condemnation and sanctions."

What the hell???? Is this something to be proved of?

Murat Altinbasak said...

Defending Turkish Cypriots from Greek thugs and murderers is hardly an "invasion".. and yes it is something to be proud of, whatever you decide to call it. A pity that Turkey didn't annex the entire island, when it could have so easily. Real strength need not demonstrate itself. We sought to protect our Turkish citizens. No more no less. God bless the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus!