Turkey: Ankara Seeks the Return of Lo...

Turkey: Ankara Seeks the Return of Looted Antiquities

There are 23 comments on the EurasiaNet story from Aug 30, 2012, titled Turkey: Ankara Seeks the Return of Looted Antiquities. In it, EurasiaNet reports that:

In an attempt to assemble a world-class archeological museum by 2023, the Turkish ministry of culture has been playing hard-ball with foreign museums until artifacts are returned to Turkey.

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Education Portal

Los Angeles, CA

#36 Sep 2, 2012
walk like a chicken wrote:
how about the Turks giving the Christian West back all the stuff THEY looted during many centuries of oppression and misrule? and compensation for the people they enslaved?
Good point.

Europe should calculate all the damage the Ottoman Empire caused for 600 years by invading, killing and looting, and repeatedly trying to conquer all Europe, as well as committing genocides against its own population... and present the bill to the Turkish government, payable upon receipt.

Antiquities have as much common with "Turkish civilization" as does a Horse to a fly.
BOZ-OK

Sharjah, UAE

#37 Sep 2, 2012
Education Portal wrote:
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Good point.
Europe should calculate all the damage the Ottoman Empire caused for 600 years by invading, killing and looting, and repeatedly trying to conquer all Europe, as well as committing genocides against its own population... and present the bill to the Turkish government, payable upon receipt.
Antiquities have as much common with "Turkish civilization" as does a Horse to a fly.
American continent must be evacuated then... Start packing your luggages...:)))

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Massacr...

Ah, as we are talking about "civilisation"... The history of even my home town is longer than entire American history though... You ignorant redneck...:)))

Ah, these are some references to the illiterate rednecks though;

Turkish civilisation, going back to bronze age....

http://mongolianaltai.uoregon.edu/arch_turkic...

And some artifacts, from the Gokturk empire period, 1500 years old...

http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/museums/...

Since the "redneck" has been educated about one of the oldest civilisation on earth, we can start talking about the "massacres committed" and "damages caused" by the "west" if you wish... I have no proplem, as long as you are happy with being a laughing stock...:)))
TRUTHlover

Carei, Romania

#38 Sep 3, 2012
Education Portal wrote:
<quoted text>
Good point.
Europe should calculate all the damage the Ottoman Empire caused for 600 years by invading, killing and looting, and repeatedly trying to conquer all Europe, as well as committing genocides against its own population... and present the bill to the Turkish government, payable upon receipt.
Antiquities have as much common with "Turkish civilization" as does a Horse to a fly.
Yes, you have the right to talk as an American ....

Ahhh, please remind me, what was that with the American Indians???

You remember the Red guys ... which left their 'open air jails' aka reservations because the American government did not honoured her promises to deliver free food, the majority of them anyway already had starved to death ...

because of the mistreatment, discrimination and especially famine they left their reservation.... but you send your army, hunted them down and shot them like animals......

When was that? This still happened in the 1920's ...

I have the impression .... you must be the 'Flying Horse' you are talking about...

Cheers,

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