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050224 - Armenian support Politick's Turkys Article
02.22.2005 Tuesday - ISTANBUL 16:36

Greek, Armenian Support Pollock's Turkey Article
By Zaman
Published: Tuesday 22, 2005

Armenians and Greeks living in the US have provided significant support toRobert L. Pollock for his heavy criticism of Turkey in an article published on February 16th in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which has a circulation of two million.

The Greek American Society distributed the article to US Congress members they are close to. Anti-Turkish comments flourished in response to Pollock's article. Many e-mails supporting Pollock's views were posted on the WSJ's website. Armenians mostly congratulated the author for his work but there was a weak response from Turks. One reader named David Govett wrote: "Turkey cannot be the sick man of

Europe because it has never been a part of Europe. Ataturk's initiatives to modernize Turkey were as successful as Crazy Peter's Westernization attempts on Russia." Armenian readers interpreted that Turkey's was the sick man of Europe not just because of its hostility towards the US, but also because of its rejection of the "Armenian genocide." According to another reader, Robert Roughsedge, Kurds are much more significant for Armenians now.

Pollock described Turkey as "small-minded, paranoid, and marginal."


Robert L. POLLOCK (editorialist for the Wall Street Journal)


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