The Bosphorus Energy Club | 2013 November
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November 2013

Please less paranoia, more self-respect and confidence

18 November in BEC IN THE MEDIA

Hürriyet Daily News | November/18/2013 MEHMET ÖGÜTÇÜ  | Our minds are still obsessed with, and conditioned by, the 1916 Sykes–Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement, and the 1920 Treaty of Sèvres. True, they both sought to carve up the decaying Ottoman dominions. True, they both led to the disintegration of the 624-year long Ottoman Empire on three continents. But still living under the heavy burden of this period after more than 90 years is not healthy. It makes us paranoid and we suspect that every move is a conspiracy against us, our territorial integrity and survival. True, we live in a treacherous...