The Dream of Greater Turkey

Lucine Kasbarian has published an article at WND News Center about Pan-Turkism. Some excerpts are below:

Pan-Turkism’s Aggressive Dreams of Empire — Yesterday and Today

by Lucine Kasbarian

Turkey’s imperial ambition of creating a Pan-Turkic empire, ruled from Ankara, is on display in today’s Caucasus and elsewhere.

This racist ideology envisions an empire that would include any country or region speaking a Turkic-type language regardless of how distant that language is from the language spoken in Turkey and regardless of whether the people in those regions approve of such an empire. This doctrine was and continues to be a key element of Turkish foreign policy.

A country standing in the way, Christian Armenia, is considered the Cradle of Civilization. In Biblical tradition, Noah’s Ark rested upon the peaks of Mt. Ararat — the historic symbol of Armenia. The Armenian language is considered to be one of the mothers (if not the mother) of all Indo-European languages.) Armenia is decidedly non-Turkic.

Read the rest at WND News Center.

12 thoughts on “The Dream of Greater Turkey

  1. Erdogan and Aliyev are expansionists who could trigger WW3 in the region/world. An important reminder that Pan-Turkism is not a laughing matter.

      • And how does one define “slavs”? Most people nowadays would say they’re peoples of central and eastern Europe with some common ethnic and linguistic heritage, but this would exclude the Hungarians. However, “slav” derives from the Latin word for “slave”, because of the millions taken by the Ottoman Turks; both the Ukrainian Cossacks and the Hungarian Hussars were formed to protect the populace from their depredations.

        Indeed, had the Ottmans’ expansion not been turned back at the Gates of Vienna (that sounds oddly familiar) in 1683, more Germanic peoples would also have been enslaved.

        • >“slav” derives from the Latin word for “slave”
          I have heard this many times, but I think it is really the other way around (even if the meaning is the same), in fact the classic latin word for slave is servus and the verb to serv in latin is servio, from which root is derived also serf / serb.

          • My dictionary (Oxford English Reference, 2002 edition) broadly defines “slavs” as peoples in central and eastern Europe, speaking Slavonic languages.

            It traces the etymogoly back through Slavism (Middle English Sclave, from medieval Italian Sclavus, late Greek Sklabos; and from medieval Italian Slavus).

            I hope this version is correct, as it’s a useful prop when pointing out that slavery, even relatively recently, was not just something that white people did to black people.

            The inconsistency between the Italian versions is not surprising; Italy’s dialects, like its regions, were not united until the 19th century “Risurgimento” against Austrian rule in particular. Verdi’s opera “Nabucco” with its “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” (1842) played its part; so did Alessandro Manzoni’s novel “I Promessi Sposi” (final version also 1842!), written in what became standard Italian.
            Verdi and Manzoni were subsequently appointed senators in the unified Italian government, and Verdi’s famous Requiem Mass was written for Manzoni.

  2. Turkey always was a dangerous country
    They killed burned pillaged raped steal children
    Destroy all in their path
    Did not create nothing where they went
    They where abhorred
    Hated
    Eastern Europe sacrificed centuries to protect the rest of the world of this plague
    The west will learn now the dangers of the Turk inside their cities
    Armenian genocide is very well known
    That was a sample of what Turks can and will do
    And how they conquer

  3. Western Europeans will be happy to holiday in Turkey even as the Turks are engage in a new Armenian genocide. Turkey is a bigger threat to the world than anything currently happening in Ukraine.

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