The key to all these lies and hatred being spread about our people lies here
Every school year since the age of six I was taught why I should hate the Turks.
wow..what a hypocrite turk..
the greeks learn patriotism..what do you want them to do? their nation is based on the independence from oppression by your people. you don't want them to learn and be proud of their history because it may offend you little turks?
don't you think you are good about lying about your history?
this reminds me about an article i read in the newspaper, which i will type here, what is in greece is patriotism, what turks learn in school, is fanaticism.
Seeds of Turkish Nationalism Sown i at School:istambul april 2 2007
- nationalism poses problem with turkey schools, which within IMF- imposed bugdet restraints spend little on education.
"happy is he who says he is a Turk", pipe hundreds of uniformed children in unison,lined up in the playground before a golden statue of Turkey's revered father Ataturk, for a daily pledge of hard work and sacrifice.
the enthusiastic chanting ends and the children file into school, past an inscription saying their first duty is to defend Turkey and another of the national anthem. texts which appear again on the classroom walls and preface all their textbooks.
when they move up to high school, they will take a weekly class from army officers about the military's exploits. their school books will tell them European powers have their sights set on Anatolia and Turkey's geography makes it vulnerable "to all kinds of internal and external threats".
textbooks are peppered with the sayings of Kemal Ataturk, who founded modern turkey in 1923 after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. "Homeland...we are all a sacrifice to you!" comes particularly recommended by one textbook's authors.
these are just some of the features of Turkey's education system that reformist teachers and activists want changed. they say it encourages blind nationalism- something Turkey islooking at more seriously since the ultranationalist-inspired murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist, Hrant Dink.
Political rows with the european union, which ankara hopes to join, hae also fanned nationalism - especially in an election year - but many experts say the seeds are first sown in school.
"In newly founded nation states like ours, education is an effective political lever to train and transform people... but om recent decades, this concept, which needs to be loosened, continues" Ziya Selcuk, university professor and former head of the government's Training and Education Board, told Reuters.
this government has reformed the curiculum in a way teachers say makes students more active and reduces traditional rote learning, but the emphasis on nationalism remains. "there's still some emphasis on militarism, the importance of being martyred, the importance of going to war, dying in war and so on," said batuhan aydagul, deputy coordinator of the Education Reform Initiative.
His collegue, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, laughed at the idea of criticizing Ataturk in history lesson, saying to do so would spark investigations by prosecutors. "they thingk...if you do such a thing you confuse the minds and confusion is not good for young people," the first teacher said.
but the textbooks could be confusing for some: while foreign historians say Ottoman forces massacred Armenians in 1915, high school history books here say it was the other way around.
"it must not be forgotten that in eastern Anatolia, the armenians carried out genocide," one 2005 dated book reads.
in it's latest progress report, the EU also criticized the portrayal of minorities such as Armenians, saying further work was needed to remove discriminatory language from textbooks...
lol, took me a long time to type it all....
so, for those of you who were confused about the dehaviour of bigturk, mordoth, or prot...now you see why..
now you see why mordoth thinks that he is part of a warrior nation, or why prot things that the armenians committed the genocide, and not the other way around...
or why big turk is talking about the seeds of hatred in greek schools...