White House Dinner Sets Off a Turkish...

White House Dinner Sets Off a Turkish-Greek Food Fight

There are 40 comments on the EurasiaNet story from Apr 3, 2012, titled White House Dinner Sets Off a Turkish-Greek Food Fight. In it, EurasiaNet reports that:

Has the White House inadvertently stepped into one of the Mediterranean's oldest unresolved conflicts, namely: which country in the region gets to claim itself as the inventor of baklava? The issue has been heating up over the last few years.

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#21 Apr 4, 2012
turks suck donkey villo wrote:
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play it again Sam!
you are a villo sucker...we all know that.
Great accomplishment
http://youtu.be/3dhaJwL9qtQ
Constance

Aberdeen, UK

#22 Apr 4, 2012
Sometimes something can be invented twice, by different groups independently of each other. I think this was the case with fireworks.
Akritas Hellenicus

London, UK

#23 Apr 4, 2012
Stratton wrote:
What a stupid thing to fight over. The great irony is that with all the animosity between Greeks and Turks the rest of us can't tell them apart.
This is an outrageous slur against the good character & nobility of the Greek race. How dare you compare the decendents of Alexander, Leonidas, Cleopatra & Hellen of Troy with the savage barbaric Turks.

May I remind you that everytime you visit Capitol Hill you are honoring Greece!!!

To honor Turkey you need to visit a trampy trailer park full of inbred retards.

We Greeks are a proud old European Christian race in whose language the Old Testament was written,

Remember that Hollywood does not make films about Turks or Cockroaches.

May you be enlightened with the spirit of the 300 & never again say the Greeks & Turks are alike.
Dervis Eroglu

Edmonton, UK

#24 Apr 4, 2012
Constance wrote:
Sometimes something can be invented twice, by different groups independently of each other. I think this was the case with fireworks.
I don't know about that Constance, I always thought the Chinese invented the gunpowder and the fireworks,
Don't tell me Guy Fawkes had anything to do with the second invention.
BAKLAVA

Collierville, TN

#25 Apr 4, 2012
Guy wrote:
......BAKLAVA was byzantine from the byzantine kitchens before ottomansturks stole the maginificent byzantinegreek kitchens of Constantinople when they stole the city of Constantinople from the greeks------ "Many ottoman sweets are similar to Byzantine sweets"....... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baklava ,,,,,,,,AFTER ALL THE CREDIT FOR MODERN BAKLAVA GOES TO THE ANCIENTS ASSYRO GRECO COMBO ----- http://www.kitchenproject.com/history/Baklava... .. AND DONT FORGET THE -TURKISH -SIMIT STOLEN FROM THE -GREEK -KOULOURI- ORIGINS EVEN THE ARABS AGREE -------- http://www.alrai.com.sa/recipes/index.php...

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#26 Apr 4, 2012
BAKLAVA wrote:
<quoted text>......BAKLAVA was byzantine from the byzantine kitchens before ottomansturks stole the maginificent byzantinegreek kitchens of Constantinople when they stole the city of Constantinople from the greeks------ "Many ottoman sweets are similar to Byzantine sweets"....... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baklava ,,,,,,,,AFTER ALL THE CREDIT FOR MODERN BAKLAVA GOES TO THE ANCIENTS ASSYRO GRECO COMBO ----- http://www.kitchenproject.com/history/Baklava... .. AND DONT FORGET THE -TURKISH -SIMIT STOLEN FROM THE -GREEK -KOULOURI- ORIGINS EVEN THE ARABS AGREE -------- http://www.alrai.com.sa/recipes/index.php...
memphise i know your fearlessly patriotic but somethings dont emanate from greeks

just as the sun shines outa greek orifice this is only from your perspective .

is kebab a hellenic invention what about turkish coffee ahhhhh especially with a peace of baklava or turkish delight

do you know what seftali kebab is ...
turks suck donkey villo

United States

#27 Apr 4, 2012
champion65 wrote:
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memphise i know your fearlessly patriotic but somethings dont emanate from greeks
just as the sun shines outa greek orifice this is only from your perspective .
is kebab a hellenic invention what about turkish coffee ahhhhh especially with a peace of baklava or turkish delight
do you know what seftali kebab is ...
shredded villo up your arse.
any other questions you mfrrr
champWASup

Memphis, TN

#28 Apr 4, 2012
champion65 wrote:
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memphise i know your fearlessly patriotic but somethings dont emanate from greeks
just as the sun shines outa greek orifice this is only from your perspective .
is kebab a hellenic invention what about turkish coffee ahhhhh especially with a peace of baklava or turkish delight
do you know what seftali kebab is ...
champ dont forget to ask yourself who opened the first coffee shop in constantinople,,,,,, AND kebabing it LIKE obeliskos---- http://www.thefreedictionary.com/obelisk ...AFTER ALL THE KEBABING OR SHOULD WE SAY OBELISKOING------ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebab
turks suck donkey villo

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#29 Apr 4, 2012
Stratton wrote:
What a stupid thing to fight over. The great irony is that with all the animosity between Greeks and Turks the rest of us can't tell them apart.
"the rest of you"?
who is this "reswt of you"?
The Polynesians?
The Ethiopians?
The Chileans?
The Hawaians?
The Tongas?
The Irish?
The Jews?

who exactly is the "rest of you"?

You are an idiot.
Maybe you should learn from the turks how to suck donkey balls.

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#30 Apr 4, 2012
turks suck donkey villo wrote:
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shredded villo up your arse.
any other questions you mfrrr
yes one but can you answer or wont
http://youtu.be/3dhaJwL9qtQ

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#31 Apr 4, 2012
champWASup wrote:
<quoted text>champ dont forget to ask yourself who opened the first coffee shop in constantinople,,,,,, AND kebabing it LIKE obeliskos---- http://www.thefreedictionary.com/obelisk ...AFTER ALL THE KEBABING OR SHOULD WE SAY OBELISKOING------ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebab
Döner kebab, literally "rotating kebab" in Turkish, is sliced lamb, beef or chicken, slowly roasted on a vertical rotating spit. The Middle Eastern shawarma, Mexican tacos al pastor and Greek gyros

are all derived from the Turkish döner kebab which was invented in Bursa in the 19th century by a cook named Hac&#305; &#304;skender.

[20] Döner kebab is most popularly served in pita bread, as it is best known, with salad, but is also served in a dish with a salad and bread or French fries on the side, or used for Turkish pizzas called pide or "kebabpizza". Take-out döner kebab or shawarma restaurants are common in many parts of Europe. Döner kebab is popular in many European countries, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebab

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#32 Apr 4, 2012
turks suck donkey villo wrote:
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"the rest of you"?
who is this "reswt of you"?
The Polynesians?
The Ethiopians?
The Chileans?
The Hawaians?
The Tongas?
The Irish?
The Jews?
who exactly is the "rest of you"?
You are an idiot.
Maybe you should learn from the turks how to suck donkey balls.
hey fuqwit excrement
try ending all that shyt meat there selling you at the rtrailor trash mart.

http://youtu.be/3dhaJwL9qtQ
CHAMPsealKEBAB

Collierville, TN

#33 Apr 5, 2012
champion65 wrote:
<quoted text>
Döner kebab, literally "rotating kebab" in Turkish, is sliced lamb, beef or chicken, slowly roasted on a vertical rotating spit. The Middle Eastern shawarma, Mexican tacos al pastor and Greek gyros
are all derived from the Turkish döner kebab which was invented in Bursa in the 19th century by a cook named Hac&#305; &#304;skender.
[20] Döner kebab is most popularly served in pita bread, as it is best known, with salad, but is also served in a dish with a salad and bread or French fries on the side, or used for Turkish pizzas called pide or "kebabpizza". Take-out döner kebab or shawarma restaurants are common in many parts of Europe. Döner kebab is popular in many European countries, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebab
HEY champ BURSA was the greek city PRUSIA who knows what was taken from greeks or the mnay greeks killed by the turks with no justice for the greeks but lies whenever ottoman turks stole from greeks in ottoman empire -----but anyways lets go to ancient greece for some seal kebab or as the greeks say yero-------""The Monk Seal was the feast animal of choice,usually cooked in a VERTICAL SPIT BROILER,with CHUNKS of seal CRAMMED together to form a large,unappealing MEAT CONE."--------- http://www.adultswim.com/blog/gobbledegook/hi...

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#34 Apr 5, 2012
CHAMPsealKEBAB wrote:
<quoted text>HEY champ BURSA was the greek city PRUSIA who knows what was taken from greeks or the mnay greeks killed by the turks with no justice for the greeks but lies whenever ottoman turks stole from greeks in ottoman empire -----but anyways lets go to ancient greece for some seal kebab or as the greeks say yero-------""The Monk Seal was the feast animal of choice,usually cooked in a VERTICAL SPIT BROILER,with CHUNKS of seal CRAMMED together to form a large,unappealing MEAT CONE."--------- http://www.adultswim.com/blog/gobbledegook/hi...
cmon mem your yeros is from us you know it we now it also
8FFF3

United States

#35 Apr 6, 2012
It's funny how Greek's chuck insults when truth and proof is shoved in their face cause they can't handle it, explains why they always run away from it too.
Segtali

Carrum Downs, Australia

#36 Nov 10, 2013
Seftali is Turkish food I can't get enough of I had some from a vendor in guzel yurt once and i can't wait to try again
Rockstar

Port Huron, MI

#37 Nov 10, 2013
Turks stole Cyprus wrote:
Who invented fillo pastry?

It was the Turks!!

But it was the persians who added nuts and honey and turned it to baklava!

Who made it famous? THE GREEKS!! Just like everything else!!
Greeks stole it just like everything else!
grimy the fox

Oak Ridge, TN

#38 Nov 10, 2013
you all so nasty,make my butt itchy..
drinK the hiVe

New York, NY

#39 Nov 10, 2013
Animal Farm: "Poet' Are The Unknown Legislatures"...

http://media.nowpublic.net/images//26/a/26aa0...

Since: Oct 07

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#40 Nov 12, 2013
Segtali wrote:
Seftali is Turkish food I can't get enough of I had some from a vendor in guzel yurt once and i can't wait to try again
can you remember who or the name of the place was it outside vendor

cheers

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