A truly radical vision of Greek-Turkish relations and the overall existence of the Turkish State is included in the book entitled "What turkey? Turks Who?" Of general and honorary Chief of General Staff Frangoulis Frangos. "All these elements and the living conditions of minorities in Turkey are leading us to the conclusion that all the old and alienated inhabitants of Asia Minor expect and look for the light in the lantern and Orthodoxy to reconstitute their own NEW Byzantium, together with conscious, now, Ottomans. These folks, who are peoples of Asia Minor and in any case are not Turks, they have the right to identify themselves, ethnically and religiously as they choose! "
Go for ... stroke Davutoglu, definitely!
Let's look at the narrative of personal moments and experiences that led to the writing of the book:
"It was a winter day in November 1991, when a young lieutenant colonel, arrived in Ankara as the Military Attache of the Greek Embassy" recounts e.a.Fragkoulis Gen. Frank, former Army Chief of Staff and former Defense Minister caretaker. "My father, Stergios, born in 1914 in Charioupoli Eastern Thrace, from father and mother Sfakiano Anatolikothrakiotissa, I was describing the tales of a place adorable and blessed: but out of the world of childhood dreams, floated questions whether we should I continue to love him. I wanted to see for myself if, after the uprooting of Asia Minor Catastrophe, there were still traces of the Greeks and the peoples of Asia Minor or had left only the broken marble.
I spent three years and in the summer of 1998, I returned to Ankara as Defence Attaché, now in my luggage not my childhood fairy tales, but knowledge of modern Turkey and the certainty that all around me there were all the people living for thousands years this place. Thus was born the idea to approach the issue in more detail, starting from the Battle of Manzikert (1071) until today, and strengthen my love for the residents of present-day Turkey, but with questions about the emerging neo-Ottomanism, which dominates those who continue to deny friendships, values and proximity. "
In this study the author sought documents, files, data and literature from various sources so that diemvolisei the historical reality of Asia Minor, beginning with events that happened before about a millennium and relate to the transformation of local Christians to "Turks" and " Muslims' (culminating in the recent revelations about the origin of many top officials and politicians in Turkey, as Erdogan, Kemal himself, even Mehmed II the Conqueror).
""Maniots, known for their martial qualities, were the first to join the Greek liberation movement. The society called the Filiki Eteria ("Company of Friends") sent their representatives Perrevos and Chrisospathis to organize the Maniots. On March 17, 1821, 12,000 Maniots gathered in the church of Taxiarchs (Archangels) of Areopoli and declared war against the Ottoman Empire. The flag of the revolution was white with a blue cross in the center. On top of the flag there was a sign, "Victory or death". The Maniots were responsible for writing "Victory" and not "Freedom" on their banner since Mani was always free. On the bottom of the flag lied an ancient inscription, "With the shield or on the shield."