Actually—and this was where I began to feel seriously uncomfortable—some such divine claim underlay not just 'the occupation' but the whole idea of a separate state for Jews in Palestine. Take away the divine warrant for the Holy Land and where were you, and what were you? Just another land-thief like the Turks or the British, except that in this case you wanted the land without the people. And the original Zionist slogan—'a land without a people for a people without a land'—disclosed its own negation when I saw the densely populated Arab towns dwelling sullenly under Jewish tutelage. You want irony? How about Jews becoming colonizers at just the moment when other Europeans had given up on the idea?
When I did the cover of 'Cosmo International,' Turkey picked it up and I got a lot of backlash for it.
Turkey will be in Cyprus forever.
A Turkey under a dictatorial regime, providing haven to violent radicals and pushing its Kurdish citizens into desperation, would be a nightmare for Middle East security.
Turkey does not have an official exchange rate target.
Turkey burgers receive a fair amount of disparagement, and it's not unfounded.
The fueling of anti-Turkish sentiment in Europe is resulting in an anti-European, indiscriminate nationalism in Turkey.
Israel is thirsting for water, and Turkey is overflowing with it.
I want to be remembered as the biggest philanthropist in Turkey.
Why shouldn't Turkey be in the Shanghai Five?
But, although America cannot be justly charged with violating the rights of Turkey, Turkey nevertheless can be justly charged with violating the rights of America.