The Turkish-Israeli row: It's the mentality, stupid
Only those who understand the Turkish mentality know how similar it is to the Israeli mentality, and this also applies to the persistent bewilderment over 'whether we belong to the East or the West.'
Since I am half-Turkish officially (in that I carry a Turkish passport ), and since I am half-Turkish genetically and mentally, it is easy for me to understand all the nuances of the joy enveloping Turkey these days in the wake of Benjamin Netanyahu's historic apology to Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the wretched episode of the Mavi Marmara. [Nine activists were killed in May 2010 after Israel Defense Forces soldiers...
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