The leader of the Grand Unity Party, Mustafa Destici, is once again acting as a harbinger of action against anything non-Turkish / Muslim, this time leaving Armenians behind and targeting Greeks and Christians.
Destici, who has declared “submission” to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and is collaborating on various internal fronts with the Gray Wolves and their leader, Devlet Bahceli, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party, called on the government to remove “Greek” and “Armenian” references from churches and schools in the Princes’ Islands in retaliation for what it called “treatment of the Turkish minority” in Greek Thrace.
On the doors of all churches and minority buildings, there is the phrase “Greek”. Let us put the principle of retribution and remove the word “Greek” from them and let us put the phrase “Orthodox School or church” for those of Greek origin, “Gregorian Christian “for those who are Armenian,” Destiji said on July 14 during a press conference in the parliament.
Destici said that this practice should continue until Greece stops referring to the minority as “Muslim” and instead calls it “Turkish”.
“Until Greece formally recognizes the Turkish minority in Western Thrace and other parts of Greece, until it complies with the Treaty of Lausanne and implements the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, let us do that,” Destici said.
Destiji’s BBP is part of an alliance between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
This is another issue that Turkey is putting on the table for propaganda exploitation. The beginning in this field has been made with everything ancient found in Asia Minor. When something that is ancient Greek is found in the excavations, then a detailed separation is made, with the wishes of the Turkish regime.
“Hellenistic” for anything of the Hellenistic period and simply “ancient” for something older periods of Greek style. A typical example is a fact that local travel agents refer to Anaximenes the Milesian, an ancient Greek presocratic philosopher, and mathematician, as “a great mathematician born in Turkey”.