Friday, December 25, 2015

Some Facts and Thoughts on Turkey


Note to self: Write a separate post for Istanbul.

I am not a patriotic guy nor someone who tries to intentionally belittle his own country and nation in order to present himself as a premium citizen. Patriotism is blind nationalism and serves no purpose at all; while belittling one's nation with a specific aim in mind is sheer stupidity.

By the same token, I am also not proud (also not ashamed) of being a Turkish citizen. I consider any citizenship as a mere title. The only reason I am writing this post is to help non-Turks understand Turkey better by eliminating their prejudices and wiping out wrong ideas.