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Turkey: Healthy man of Europe!
Turkey: Healthy man of Europe!

 

Turks are obviously sick and tired of Europeans looking into Turkey as the “Sick man of Europe”!

In its last two centuries of Ottoman Empire, was the sick man for Europe: The land that was supposed to be divided between superpowers. Turkey is continuation of everything we call Ottoman legacy. Naturally, the “sick man” perception in European eyes was also shifted from Ottoman into modern Turkey.

This perception must change! Mutual relations must be based on a “relationship between equals”.

In history, certain Europeans regarded themselves as superior to others. Automatically, they perceived other nations inferior or secondary.

This perception must change! Mutual relations must be based on a “relationship between equals”.

There are no superiors or inferiors. There has never been.

I do not want to mention Turkish the developments in Turkish economy, democracy or human rights spheres. The strategic importance or the dynamic young generation and so many other things are of my interest here. I do believe that if Europeans look into Turkey with an unprejudiced, unbiased, impartial, objective and neutral perspective, they will surely comprehend that Turkey is very far from being the old “sick man” of Europe.

Dear European friends, please kindly be reminded how fiercely you suffered under ideologies that told you “You are superior to others”.

It is certainly not Turkey who will lose if Europe continues to perceive Turkey as the “Sick Man”! History is the graveyard of groups, States, Empires and people who could not see the change happening beyond the end of their noses.

I think it is the time that we use our commonsense. Sincerely think about the past and honestly embrace the future.