Wednesday, August 01, 2007

That darn Turkish cuisine.

For the last two days I am traumatized. I avoid spending money on any Turkey related products or services. But a couple of days ago I went to a Turkish restaurant. In our town there are only a handful of places where you can get normal (read Middle Eastern) food and one of them is a Turkish owned one.

It resembled the Simpsons scene where Homer eats Pinchy - he is sad and yet enjoys the food.


Onnik Krikorian said...

I don't believe it's wrong to eat at a Turkish restaurant or buy Turkish goods, in fact. There's a difference after all between a State and it's people.

For example, earlier tonight I was drinking with a Turk visiting Armenia through a friend of mine. Perfectly normal, liberal guy but from Turkey, that's all.

Now, I wouldn't drink with a Turkish fascist perhaps, and actually I don't particularly like drinking with Armenian or any other fascist in fact, but you get my point.

Personally I wish there were some decent Greek or Turkish restaurants in Yerevan as I love the food :-)

nazarian said...

Isn't it possible that a portion of my money given to them may end up aiding anti-Armenian propaganda? That's my main concern; if some of the money is sent to Turkey as remittance, and a portion of it is paid as tax, it will end up in the hands of the Turkish government. A few dollars from me do not really matter but in aggregate it does matter.