Monday, 11 May 2015


  1. Well, I didn't guess the entire location correctly. I guessed the country though---that was too easy. Erdogan effendi has chosen his location well. Why? German Turks are actually more patriotic when it comes to anything Turkish, on average, than Turks from Turkey. The main reason has to do with the place of origin for German Turks, which is Central Anatolia(Konya, etc.). This is the Qur'an belt of Turkey as well as the nucleus of the Persianate Seljuk state(which gave rise to the Osmani of course). The folks in this region are not simply Persianized, Islamicized former Byzantine Greeks, Genoese colonists, or various Balkaners as is the case with Izmir or Constantinople area.