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Turkish Government destroys Anzac monument

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Historians in Australia and Turkey told the Guardian the "refurbishment" could be part of the Erdoğan administration's moves to cast Gallipoli as part of a clash between jihadi defenders and invading crusaders on the shores of Islam.

Professor of history at the University of New South Wales Canberra Peter Stanley said the erasure of the purported Atatürk words reflected a "new theocratic interpretation" of the conflict in Turkey.

"Because the Erdoğan government is in power, Islamists are now in the ascendant - as the new Gaba Tepe interpretative centre [at Gallipoli] shows.

"It depicts Turkey's 86,000 Gallipoli dead as "martyrs", dying in a fight against Christian invaders."

The destruction of the monument was first noticed by a tour guide, who posted a picture on social media.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11878350
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That's the strangest looking "refurbishment" I've seen, even if not finished (doesn't look like an active work site either).
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Sad, if true, but their land, their monument and their loss.
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Sad, if true, but their land, their monument and their loss.
Quite ,the loss of Ataturk's truly noble sentiments diminishes them:- nobody else.
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Why they still part of NATO again?
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Why they still part of NATO again?
One wonders its increasingly like having Vichy France part of the UN forces.
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One wonders its increasingly like having Vichy France part of the UN forces.

Good one!

Maybe the rest of NATO is hoping that Mad Man Edrogan will be ousted before things get too bad.
I don't think they should plan on getting that lucky.
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Turkish government says it didn't destroy Anzac monument

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/...-monument.html

I suppose the fake news floating around is another push to ignore totally the many honorable Muslim men and women who know the true history of Muslims.... a history very similar to European Christian history in terms of social settings. Muslim majority Baghdad for example was once a place where the most beautiful women existed, where culture was most outstanding, Baghdad was once an alluring exotic land that even during WW1 was sought after by the British.

Turkey is more free then other US allies such as Israel and Saudi Arabia. Ask proud Turkish men and women what they think of Muhammad ....they know the truth of Muhammad's greatness, kindness, and dashing looks.

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http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/...-monument.html

I suppose the fake news floating around is another push to ignore totally the many honorable Muslim men and women who know the true history of Muslims.... a history very similar to European Christian history in terms of social settings. Muslim majority Baghdad for example was once a place where the most beautiful women existed, where culture was most outstanding, Baghdad was once an alluring exotic land that even during WW1 was sought after by the British.

Turkey is more free then other US allies such as Israel and Saudi Arabia. Ask proud Turkish men and women what they think of Muhammad ....they know the truth of Muhammad's greatness, kindness, and dashing looks.
Actually as a WW1 (I hesitate to say expert but it's what my MA is in) I get news from many sources and for the last four years Turkish central government elements have been nibbling away at Gallipoli sites. They always deny this in aggressive tones similar to those used about the Armenian genocide but there is plenty of photographic evidence.
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Points stand Turkey blows Israel and Saudi Arabia out of the water in terms of freedom for women.
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Points stand Turkey blows Israel and Saudi Arabia out of the water in terms of freedom for women.
A bit like saying that Aids is a kinder disease than cancer, Mohammed. But keep peddling that bike.
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A bit like saying that Aids is a kinder disease than cancer, Mohammed. But keep peddling that bike.
Gawd I really wish you guys would quit feeding the troll. Comparing civil rights in Israel and S/A for women and saying they're the same is ludicrous at best.
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A bit like saying that Aids is a kinder disease than cancer, Mohammed. But keep peddling that bike.
Impossible. A Catholic woman can not marry a Jewish man in Israel...if you support that ...then your views are bike or bile if you mean to say bile.
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