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  • #31
    Originally posted by Gavur View Post
    Lookout! He might become the next president of Turkey,lately he's been sounding more like an Azeri watermelon salesman then an historian,U.S. wouldn't mind!
    If they don't get Halacaoglu, they'll get the next best thing... the old queen Devlet Bahceli (sorry, no offense to homosexuals). He's almost as caustic, slightly more clever, but equally ridiculous.
    General Antranik (1865-1927): “I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.”

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    • #32
      I read a very interesting article in Vogue(!) of all places couple of days ago concerning women authors in islamic countries...quite interesting...surprisingly (!) Elif Safak was mentioned...With her critically acclaimed (and seen as controversial) novel the Bastard of Istanbul - I will be posting the article concerning her here as soon as I can...The article touches the issue of the Genocide, in a very sympathizing manner...again, really interesting...especially to stumble upon it in a fashion magazine! (I'm not an avid reader of fashion magazines I have to admit, but this time I'm glad I stumbled across this one!)
      "In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher." Dalai Lama

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      • #33
        COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The Little Mermaid statue in Denmark's capital has been found draped in a Muslim dress and head scarf.

        Police removed the clothing after a telephone caller reported it, spokesman Jorgen Thomsen said.

        The statue sculpted in tribute to author Hans Christian Andersen draws about one million visitors a year and is targeted occasionally by vandals. On Tuesday, the statue's face, left arm and lap were found doused with red paint.

        In 2004, someone put a burqa, the head-to-toe Islamic robe, on the statue, along with a sign questioning Turkey's bid to join the European Union.

        The bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen has sat on a rock in Copenhagen harbor since 1913.
        "In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher." Dalai Lama

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Jade View Post
          I read a very interesting article in Vogue(!) of all places couple of days ago concerning women authors in islamic countries...quite interesting...surprisingly (!) Elif Safak was mentioned...With her critically acclaimed (and seen as controversial) novel the Bastard of Istanbul - I will be posting the article concerning her here as soon as I can...The article touches the issue of the Genocide, in a very sympathizing manner...again, really interesting...especially to stumble upon it in a fashion magazine! (I'm not an avid reader of fashion magazines I have to admit, but this time I'm glad I stumbled across this one!)
          I've posted many of Elif Safak's writings here and have a lot of respect for her. I look forward to reading the article after you post it.
          General Antranik (1865-1927): “I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.”

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          • #35
            Ethnic Armenian appointed France’s Secretary of State for relations with Parliament

            21.05.2007 http://www.panarmenian.net/news/eng/?nid=22356
            /PanARMENIAN.Net/ Ethnic Armenian Roger Karoutchi was appointed France’s Secretary of State for relations with Parliament.

            French independent journalist Jean Eckian told PanARMENIAN.Net that Roger Karoutchi, born in Casablanca (Morocco) in 1951, started his political career in 1977. Since 1999 he has been a member of the French Senate. Mr Karoutchi, being resolutely against Turkey’s accession to the European Union, urges Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

            Former Industry Minister of France Patrick Devedjian will assume the post of Secretary General of the ruling UMP party. This post was vacant after former UMP leader Nicolas Sarkozy was elected France’s new President. At the meeting with Devedjian on May 17 Sarkozy noted that charges him with the job of the party leader and thus puts a great responsibility on Devedjian. Sarkozy also wished the ex-Minister of Industry to take his new responsibilities as soon as possible.

            May 18 the newly elected French President formed the new government, which includes 15 ministers. Seven ministers are women. Particularly ex-Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie is appointed Minister of Interior and Overseas Territories. Rachida Dati is appointed Justice Minister. Socialist Bernard Kouchner received the portfolio of Foreign Minister. Herve Morin became the Defense Minister.
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            "All truth passes through three stages:
            First, it is ridiculed;
            Second, it is violently opposed; and
            Third, it is accepted as self-evident."

            Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Gavur View Post
              21.05.2007 http://www.panarmenian.net/news/eng/?nid=22356
              /PanARMENIAN.Net/ Ethnic Armenian Roger Karoutchi was appointed France’s Secretary of State for relations with Parliament.

              French independent journalist Jean Eckian told PanARMENIAN.Net that Roger Karoutchi, born in Casablanca (Morocco) in 1951, started his political career in 1977. Since 1999 he has been a member of the French Senate. Mr Karoutchi, being resolutely against Turkey’s accession to the European Union, urges Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

              Former Industry Minister of France Patrick Devedjian will assume the post of Secretary General of the ruling UMP party. This post was vacant after former UMP leader Nicolas Sarkozy was elected France’s new President. At the meeting with Devedjian on May 17 Sarkozy noted that charges him with the job of the party leader and thus puts a great responsibility on Devedjian. Sarkozy also wished the ex-Minister of Industry to take his new responsibilities as soon as possible.

              May 18 the newly elected French President formed the new government, which includes 15 ministers. Seven ministers are women. Particularly ex-Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie is appointed Minister of Interior and Overseas Territories. Rachida Dati is appointed Justice Minister. Socialist Bernard Kouchner received the portfolio of Foreign Minister. Herve Morin became the Defense Minister.

              Good news. Too bad Devedjian wasn't appointed the Foreign Minister as had been widely predicted.
              General Antranik (1865-1927): “I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.”

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              • #37
                He took the place of Sarkozy as party leader.
                "All truth passes through three stages:
                First, it is ridiculed;
                Second, it is violently opposed; and
                Third, it is accepted as self-evident."

                Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

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                • #38
                  BBC World Service

                  Last Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2007, 19:20 GMT 20:20 UK

                  Sarkozy rejects Turkish EU place
                  French President Nicolas Sarkozy during a visit to Brussels
                  Mr Sarkozy said a reform treaty was his top priority
                  New French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he will stand firm in his opposition to Turkey being allowed to join the European Union.

                  "I couldn't have been a candidate for the presidency with one view and then changed it having become president," he said after a European Commission visit.

                  He said the issue should be debated once the EU reformed its institutions.

                  Mr Sarkozy said a simplified treaty was the only way forward to replace the stalled EU constitution.

                  'Way out'

                  "I do not see the use of raising the issue of Turkey since it is not being discussed now. We have enough to cope with," Mr Sarkozy said after meeting European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels.


                  Europe cannot remain at a standstill, we cannot remain in this relative paralysis
                  Nicolas Sarkozy
                  French President

                  The French president said that instead his priority was to clinch an agreement on a reform treaty at next month's EU summit in Brussels.

                  "We need to move forward and a simplified treaty is the way forward.

                  "Europe cannot remain at a standstill, we cannot remain in this relative paralysis... we have to find a way out of this impasse," Mr Sarkozy said.

                  In his turn, Mr Barroso said he was counting on France to provide fresh dynamism in Europe, and that a consensus was now emerging within the EU in support of a slimmed-down treaty.

                  Voters in France and the Netherlands rejected a proposed constitution at referenda two years ago, leading to the current deadlock.

                  The constitution needs the backing of all 27 nations of the EU.

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                  • #39
                    If I was Sarkozy - to avoid charges of rascim or religious intollerance or what have you - I would adopt the postion of supporting Turkish inclusion into the EU - with the strict fulfilment of conditions that would make Turkey a proper EU community nation. And we know what are among those conditions. I would state that these conditions are not negotiable if Turkey wishes to be an EU nation. And of course I would say that I am most hopeful that Turkey eventually will manage to get it together and do the right thing and that if and when they do - the French & the rest of Europe willwelcome thm with open arms! he he
                    Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?
                    Adolf Hitler (22 August 1939)

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by 1.5 million View Post
                      If I was Sarkozy - to avoid charges of rascim or religious intollerance or what have you - I would adopt the postion of supporting Turkish inclusion into the EU - with the strict fulfilment of conditions that would make Turkey a proper EU community nation. And we know what are among those conditions. I would state that these conditions are not negotiable if Turkey wishes to be an EU nation. And of course I would say that I am most hopeful that Turkey eventually will manage to get it together and do the right thing and that if and when they do - the French & the rest of Europe willwelcome thm with open arms! he he
                      Hehe, but a very good point.

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