30 Oct 2007
Duplicity and bad faith? What total nonsense! Turkey did exactly the right thing
by remaining neutral in WW2. She had nothing whatsoever
to gain from declaring war on Germany before 1945, and much (if not everything) to lose. It was the British who showed bad faith by trying to draw Turkey into the war in 1941, and thus expose Turkey to German punishment when Britain had no power whatsoever to protect Turkey.
Turkey, unlike Italy, learned the right lesson from WW1 - stay neutral and keep your head down. Small powers that get drawn into Great Power quarrels invariably wind up as a puppet or a battleground, and rarely make gains commensurate with their losses.
13 Jul 2011
The genius store called, theyÂ’re rnunnig out of you.