Always Remembered RIP
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
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Yes, when all is said and done, thanks to Ataturk, the Turks have been a pretty good friend to the West, considering what might have been. They don't consider themselves Arabs, either, just as the Irish don't consider themselves English.
The actions against their native Armenian and Kurdish minorities are troublesome though, as are their relations with the Greeks, especially over the 1974 war over Cyprus, which is still unresolved. I had an apt. in college, and my roomates in it were Jewish, Indian, Greek and Turk. It was less than peaceful at times, especially after the drinking got serious!!!
The Turks have a huge immigrant presence in Germany, where many began as gastarbeiters, (many got work at Mercedes and BMW)
and stayed, and didn't attempt to assilmilate into society. Many Turkish "ghettos" exist in German and other european cities.
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"I swear to god, it's like I live in a trailer of common sense, and stare out the window at a tornado of stupidity." >'='<