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AnonymousHi TammyBaby!Your write is very frienly thank you Emotion: smile I'm a Turkish guy.I'm in the USA now but I'll go to the Turkey 1 week later.If you came to Turkey you can stay our home.(I live with my mother) My home is in Ankara ( capital city of Turkey) See you.Bye.

Thanks for your invitation! I hope one day I have a chance to go to Ankara! How can I find you then?! Nice time!

Regards,
Tammy
I am friends with loads of turkish boys. From marmaris in turky and have been friends with them for 2 years and hope to see them soon your sincely paula Roberts
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I like Turkish people!!!
YoungCalifornianThere was no sovereign Armenian state at the time in question, therefore I don't know what "archives" you refer to. And as for the Turkish government, I don't doubt that they have no records of an attempted genocide. Why would they store incriminating documents? The fact is that the Turkish massacres of Armenians were witnessed extensively by Americans, Germans, and Russians.

One way or another there is a conspiracy here. One side is lying, be it the Turkish goverment, or a plethora of scholars, researchers, and witnesses around the world.

"I am confident that the whole history of the human race contains no such horrible episode as this. The great massacres and persecutions of the past seem almost insignificant when compared to the sufferings of the Armenian race in 1915." -- Henry Morgenthau, Sr. US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire

I suggest you to read Heath Lowry " The Story Behind Ambassador Morgenthau's Story". Morgenthau has written his reports from Istanbul and he has never been to east anatolia. His main sources were his two assistants Arshak K. Shmavonian and Agop S.Andonian who were Armenians. And is basic purpose was to make USA involved in the WWI.
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YoungCalifornianThere was no sovereign Armenian state at the time in question, therefore I don't know what "archives" you refer to. And as for the Turkish government, I don't doubt that they have no records of an attempted genocide. Why would they store incriminating documents? The fact is that the Turkish massacres of Armenians were witnessed extensively by Americans, Germans, and Russians.

One way or another there is a conspiracy here. One side is lying, be it the Turkish goverment, or a plethora of scholars, researchers, and witnesses around the world.

"I am confident that the whole history of the human race contains no such horrible episode as this. The great massacres and persecutions of the past seem almost insignificant when compared to the sufferings of the Armenian race in 1915." -- Henry Morgenthau, Sr. US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire

First of all you should not believe anything by reading its one side ( that i don't believe you really read anything about that issue, you just copied and pasted that passage from the first web page you saw on google). Henry Morgenthau lied about the issue, because he was asked to lie. His assistants were Armenians (Arshak K. Shmavonian and Agop S.Andonian). Henry Morgenthau has never been to Anatolia he was in Istanbul when he wrote that report. And if you read Heath Lowry " The Story Behind Ambassador Morgenthau's Story" you'll see the evidences how Henry Morgenthau lied. There are a lot of different lies written about that made up genocide. And it was all proved by historical documents that all of them were really made up. Turkey is such confident to open the footages to be observed by all the historians all around the world.

One of Turkish friend has written that the order was given by Ottomans and Ottomans were not Turkish. How could a person be so stupid? Of course Ottomans were Turks and we Turks are children of them and we are proud of Ottoman Empire. They never did anything to embrarress us. Turks never had anything to look down during history.
I think it's difficult for me to talk about turkish people without thinking about the turkish people who are living in germany.

I lived in germany for 5 years.

I was really surprised when I was in turkey and the people were so nice and friendly and conservative. In germany many turks just flirt with every women in their near. They don't want their women walk around without their scarf, but chat every not turkish women up.

I don't understand this. I asked some friends of mine, which are turks, why they are doing this.

And they said to me, they don't want to waste their women. (they want them to stay a virgin but also have their fun with other girls)

I just was.... I don't know.... shocked?

I think this is disrespectful. And it shattered my picture of the turks.

When I was in turkey I asked the people about this behaviour. And they all said, a real turk wouldn't do that. And that this people are a shame for all turks. But when it's like that why the turks in germany are so patriotic, when they know that in their own country they could not behave like that.

I don't want to bring up prejudices of the turkish people in germany. I just wonder. Maybe someone could explain it to me. I don't understand it.
If you continue to base your opinion about people of a country by just a few fellas then you sure will be shocked many more times. Someday you'll meet other Turks and will say "wow Turks are so kind and hospitable", onother time you'll think "f.cking Turks stole my wallet, they are very bad", and another day another thing etc, etc...
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Hi, I just registered to write a post in this thread Emotion: smile First of all, the thread's subject is "what do you think about Turkish people", not "what happened between Turks & Armenians in 1920-22". I can't see a reason to bring that subject to the table. Do not get that feeling that I'm trying to cover/afraid to discuss something. But, knowing the fact that people won't stop discussing controversial subjects, I'll give you my point of view(completely unbiased). The number of Armenians killed in genocide(I won't add "alleged" to the front but that doesn't mean that I accept it-read further, you'll understand) is not clear, but my take is somewhere between 800.000-900.000. It's a shocking number as we all agree, a massive number. Again I don't know exactly how many Armenians were living in Ottoman Empire at that time, but if this incident is a genocide, there shouldn't be any Armenians left, because genocide means you try to annihilate a race. Armenians who lived in western part of Anatolia, didn't suffer much. There're lots of Armenian families living in Istanbul, they have districts etc... If there was a genocide, how do they remain "untouched"? I don't think that the Ottoman's are that stupid to overlook them. Some Armenians who lived in the eastern part of the country rebelled against the Ottoman Empire. The state was already in war, so they made the situation worse. The goverment made a decision and emigrate the Armenians who lives in the eastern part of the country. This was an order not a request, who they had to do it. There were children, elders, pregnant womans, disabled people among them and unfortunately not all of them able to completed the trip. And there were ambushes, raids by both sides. Lots of innocent people killed with the guilty ones. I don't think that anybody can support what Ottoman's have done, but some Armenians weren't angels at all. All I'm saying is whole thing is very unfortunate and evitable but they couldn't manage to do that. And I thing that's not a genocide, instead the whole act is a state who had organised armies fought a civil war with a race who rebelled against them with the help of some other countries. These were trying times, and "uncivilised" by diplomatic means, borders were made with pacts after the wars. In this century the borders are protected by international laws, but we all see what happens if your country is a global power. I feel sorry for who had died, and can't see a reason not feeling so. But it's not fair to judge present Turkish people with this. What did they do? You can't blame all American citizens for killing Indians, for instance.
Back to the original topic, Turkish people are warm, but that can be either good or bad, depends on the situation. They're also very hospitable. If they think that you are a tourist, you immediately draw attention. They try to help you, try to speak your language etc... You became the center of attention, may be that has something to do with the increasing prices Emotion: stick out tongue If you are woman, you just be a little careful. They're not perverse by any means, but they may misapprehend you and think that you're in, so don't let it happen unless you really want it! About Turkey, it's true that Turkey is very rich in historical deparment. There are lots of beautiful things to see, but they're always crowded. Foods are generally delicious, but also high in fat. Infrastructure is also a problem, you should avoid going out at rainy days. And the traffic of Turkey is so famous that I don't think I need to cover it. Turkey is a normal place when it comes to security, I mean you can be robbed at 2 a.m. in Istanbul if you are wandering alone but it also happens if you're in New York Emotion: wink
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