Today I was thinking about police brutality and started thinking about whether I was white or not as a Turkish person. Then I realized we don't really have an impression on Americans. People would oppress you because you're Muslim -which I'm not-, but probably not even know about Turkey.
The places we'll face racism can be A) Places like Germany where a lot of low-class Turks who ruin our image live or B) Places like the Balkans where the Ottomans colonized or C) generally racist countries like Russia. We could've been hated but never dehumanized like black people. We held the power. Maybe that's why today's Turks are so arrogant.
I don't know what my point is, just wanted to share. Personally, I think today's Turkish population are racist, fascist, intolerant, ignorant & EXTREMELY arrogant among other things. I'm not saying those to make them look bad, they actually are. But I don't get along with them.
They have basically no respect for the freedom of speech when it comes to their little values. Say Ataturk could've been gay/ethnically mixed/atheist on Turkish GaG and insults start pouring in, even uglier when you're female. Criticize Turks and you're kicked out of the site. No question criticizing them lasts longer than 10 min without being deleted. Criticizing Islam? Drawing Mohammed? Armenian Genocide? Don't you fucking dare.
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Early Ottoman Empire? Coolest stuff. Old Ottoman Empire? Up there with Soviet Russia on most ruthless empires.
Turkey as a modern day nation? Needs to get over themselves and recognize the Armenian Genocide.
Though to be fair, seems like every other Western country pussyfoots about that issue because of NATO alliances.1