Thursday, January 31, 2008

Dangerous people.

A few minutes ago I saw a Google ad on this blog for the Turkish Coalition of America. This is a lobbying group based in the US that is there to alter the American policy in favor of Turkey.

They have a page for issues that should have appropriately titled as 'Issues & Misinformations' where they have the burning issues for Turkey. Drilling further down one can reach some of the more notorious hate sites about Armenians. They also have a list of recommended books some of which are about the Dashnaks written by Armenian scholars.

But they do not limit themselves with the genocide. They have a laundry list where they even call the invasion of Cyprus in 1974 a 'Peace Operation'. I was saddened, but not surprised, to see that my congressman Dan Burton (whose office sends me form letters in response to my questions to him) whitewash the invasion of Cyprus in a recent speech.

The site is sleek so it's obvious that a lot of money has been spent on it. Since there are not that many Turkish Americans, it would be interesting to know what the source of the funds are.

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