RCSaunders wrote: ↑Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:48 pm
Everyone was polite, and everyone had a job, and though every imagineable religion and ethnic background was represented there was little conflict (except for, some reason, between the Turks and the Greeks, and they kept that to themselves).
that was due to the Ottoman Empire's Collapse in 1923, and Greece having here independance for only 40 yrs or so, ie. the Ottoman (Turks) Empire collapsed slowly, first they lost Yugoslavia, then Greece in 1880's, then they lost themselves in a civil war in 23, where Kamal Attaturk won.
Attaturk was a good ruler, converted their alphabet from Greek to Latin, and instituted secularism generally.
sadly Erdowan is their Trump and they have lost much of what Attaturk gave them.
same with Modi vs Ghandi (the original one) in India.
BTW i went to college in the early 90's one guy was Greek and he HATED all Turks, always went on and on about how Istambul was Constantinople and how the Turks were filth. i finally got sick of hearing it and told him he was a fool to get his balls in a knot over a 500 yrs old loss.
oddly enough he had more respect for me after a called him out than before.
but still thought little of him being so tribel minded. not "my friend" material.
i have no tribal friends nor want them.