Friday, October 01, 2010

Big whoop!

The Turkish nationalists have held a muslim religious ceremony in the Mother Church in the ancient Armenian city of Ani in retaliation for the Armenian religious ceremony held in the Akhtamar church last month.

While the analogy is not quite right, it's clear that this is a cheap trick to ain a couple of points among their ranks and hopefully piss off a few dashnaks to get more publicity.

But the general reaction, except for a handful of dashnaks has been 'Big Whoop'.


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They try to do the same as Alp Aslan did when he conquered and destroyed Ani. So their only message is to show that they are conquerers and barbarians. Nationalism is something that always backfires.

BBC has a pretty good coverage.