This is based on the fact that Greece was once part of the Ottoman
Empire. Bahçeli is proceeding from the assumption that any land once
ruled by Islam belongs by right to Islam forever, which is based on the
Qur’anic command: “Drive them out from where they drove you out”
(2:191). This is the same rationale that the “Palestinians” use, and
witless and/or opportunistic Leftists fall for it eagerly. Watch for it
also in Spain.
Bahçeli, of course, has it precisely backwards. While Greece was
indeed part of the Ottoman Empire until 1821, the whole of the Ottoman
Empire itself was on stolen land. Stolen from whom? The Greeks.
“Erdoğan says Greeks have a ‘vile character’; Bahçeli threatens Greece with war,” Greek City Times, August 30, 2022:
We know and believe that despair comes
from the devil and hope from Allah.”
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went on a new tirade of extreme
provocation, finding the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Asia
Minor Disaster to send a special message to ultra-nationalist crowds….
Raising his voice dangerously, he asked the crowd watching: “Are we ready for the attack of 2023?”.
“The Greeks were the pawns of other enemy forces of the time, but
with faith and determination, the Turks managed to throw them into the
sea,” the Turkish president said, trying to rile up the crowd.
He also sought the revival of the hostile feelings of the past: “The
enemy may have had more machine guns, cannons, trucks, cars and
airplanes than us, but the faith-filled hearts of our soldiers covered
all these deficiencies. In fact, while the Greek army was retreating,
65% of its 200,000 soldiers were annihilated on the Afyon Kütahya line
“The prayers raised to the sky gave the joyful news of the liberation
of the city of Afyon, which was destroyed and burned by the Greeks. The
same wonderful scene was experienced in Kütahya on August 30, when the
Turkish troops entered the city. That is, here, the Greek army was
routed within four days, when its commanders were captured and defeated
by the Turkish forces. On the one hand our army was advancing towards
Smyrna, and on the other hand it was continuing to pursue the troops of
the Greek army that were leaving to the north of Eskişehir. We see the
burning and destruction of all our towns by the enemy, as he retreated,
as a proof of their vile character, as it is today,” Erdoğan underlined
in an incendiary tone.
Erdoğan’s government partner, Devlet Bahçeli, was also extremely
provocative, on the occasion of his message for “Victory Day”, which the
Turks celebrate on August 30, with which they commemorate the victory
of the Turkish army over the Greeks forces,in the battle that took place
in 1922 near Afyon Kütahya in Asia Minor….
“In this context, hostility towards Turks and Islam
blinded the government of Athens and disregarded both the conscience of
humanity and international law by supporting terrorist organisations. I
wish that the current government, which is suffering the Greek people,
will come to its senses and immediately stop chasing madness,” said
Erdoğan’s government partner, who continued with threats: “Otherwise,
the price they will pay will be much heavier than on August 30, 1922 and
can manifest itself as an inevitable fact of life and history.”
And he concluded his provocative message with a reference to the
“Blue Homeland”: “The Blue Homeland is the stolen and inhabited
geography of the Turkish nation. No one in this world will support the
offender. Of course, the truth will find its place at the end of the
day. It’s just a matter of time.