Turkey: America’s 51st State

Avedis Kevorkian, Philadelphia, PA  USA, 13 august 12

Let us face it.  It is inevitable.  The time has come.

Turkey should become America’s 51st State.

There are many reasons for it, and one––though it is foolish to assign orders of importance––is that we may be able to get back some of our huge investment in Turkey, over the post-World War II years.  Turkey has always been proclaimed as America’s loyal ally, especially during the so-called “Cold War” against the USSR.  It has always been my contention that if Washington had given the Soviet Union half the money it gave to Turkey, the Soviet Union would have been a “loyal ally” as well.  But that is all moot, now.

Avedis Kevorkian, Philadelphia, PA  USA, 13 august 12

Let us face it.  It is inevitable.  The time has come.

Turkey should become America’s 51st State.

There are many reasons for it, and one––though it is foolish to assign orders of importance––is that we may be able to get back some of our huge investment in Turkey, over the post-World War II years.  Turkey has always been proclaimed as America’s loyal ally, especially during the so-called “Cold War” against the USSR.  It has always been my contention that if Washington had given the Soviet Union half the money it gave to Turkey, the Soviet Union would have been a “loyal ally” as well.  But that is all moot, now.

Thus, we must move on.

It has been reported reliably, that the Turkish Prime Minister is the closest ally of the American president.  Let us not forget that the first official visit our newly minted president made was to Turkey––not our friend to the north nor our friend to the south, nor to the country that hosted the G-20 meeting he attended, nor to the country that hosted the NATO conference, but to Turkey.  The Turkish leaders have been hosted in the White House so often, they probably have the key to the front door.  I would like to have as an annual income the money that has been spent on telephone calls between Washington and Ankara.  You get the picture.

Let us not forget that America has been trying to foist Turkey on the European Union (EU) for more than 40 years.  

As a result of America’s efforts, Turkey has assumed that it is as great as America says it is and has become so arrogant to the extent that it has become a danger in the eastern Mediterranean Sea as well as an all-but-pronounced enemy of Israel which, until this American administration, was considered an important ally in the Middle East.  As a result, too, America’s foreign policy vis-à-vis Armenia, Cyprus, and Greece has been dictated by Ankara.  Even when Ankara refused to allow America to invade Iraq from the north (unless America paid Turkey $32-billion), America said, in effect, “That’s all right, Sweetheart, all is forgiven.”

So, it is time to take the necessary steps to make Turkey the 51st State.

There are many advantages.

America would thus be a power in Europe (as a result of Turkey’s toe-hold in Eastern Thrace on the continent of Europe) with Turkey’s membership in the Council of Europe, and a power in the Middle East, as well.  It would be next door to the Republic of Georgia which is next door to Turkey’s cousin Azerbaijan and thus will make it easier for America to invade Iran from the North when the idiots in Washington decide it is time for another mis-adventure.  And, it would be able to do this with the aid of the huge Turkish Army which, so far, has been efficient against Kurdish women and children and has yet to fight against a major foe (but “we live in hope,” I am sure Washington says to itself).

But, there are some disadvantages, which must be overcome.

  • Turkish will now have to be taught in American schools.  
  • Photographs of Mustapha Kemal will now have to be hung on walls and displayed in all buildings.  That should present no real problems because most Americans are ignorant of their history and would just assume that Kemal is just another of our founding fathers.
  • “Honor killings” will now have to be accepted as part of America’s Criminal Code.  But, since our Supreme Court has decreed that it is every American’s right to own guns and kill other people, that should present no problems.
  • Women are losing more and more rights in Turkey, but that should present no problems since the Repugnant Party has declared war on women in America, so they should support the bringing of the Turks and their experience in oppressing women.
  • The Turkish practice of jailing journalists (it has more in jail than China and iran together!!) will be adopted, which should delight our current administration, especially, since it already has a law on the books that enables anyone deemed a “terrorist” may be picked up by the Army-––note, not the police––and put away without trial (approved, last December––didn’t you read about it?).
  • Islam, of course, will now be an established religion in America.
  • And, finally, there will be no problem with adding another star to the American flag, since Turkey already has a star on its flag.  We will simply put the Star and Crescent in the middle of the blue field of stars, and center the other 50 stars around it.  For sentimental reasons (for a while, at least) we will also keep the design of the flag as it is.

So there you are, President Meds Yeghern, a plan with enough details to get you started.  If you act quickly, you might get Turkey as the 51st  State in time for the election.  After all 72-million votes is nothing to be sneezed at.  And, no doubt, Ankara has already made the same suggestion, I am sure.

Avedis Kevorkian, Philadelphia, PA  USA, 13 august 12

7 comments
  1. It may look that way…but i

    It may look that way…but it isn't.  Presently, the Turkish military is losing popularity.  The Turkish Nationalist Islamists are gaining…especially in Eastern Turkey's provinces.  Turkey's present oligarchy is walking a thin line…but they also know how to communicate with and manipulate [khoramang] their various factions.

    There is an overwhelming movement toward "recreating" an Ottoman Turkish sphere of influence throughout the Muslim Middle East.  Secularism in Turkey is under attack by the Muslim Nationalists.  Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir are the primary "Ataturk" revisions…the rest of Turkey is substantially Ottoman.  

    Their schools and literature have adequately indoctrinated 5 generations of mixed Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Turks.  There are figures of as much as 70 and 80% of the Anatolian population is the "mixed"…while at best…8 to 15 percent are the original pure strain of Central Asian Turkic Mongol tribes.  Hence, they have successfully transformed themselves physically to look Western…despite their intellectual and emotional dispositions.

    CONCLUSION: based on what grass roots Turkish Nationalist Muslims are saying about America…it is impossible to even fantasize that Turkey would have any kind of association with USA except for money.

    1. Muslim Influence?

      American foreign policy is always better adapted to extremist regimes, as long as they are docile. In 2000, when the Turkish inflation rate was 1000 %, the IMF and the World Bank gave $36 billions to Ankara. What can fanatical Muslim organizations do if Saudi Arabia stops helping them? Saudi Arabia does nothing which would displease the CIA. The contrary scenario can be found only in Hollywood scripts. Ask Gaddafi, Saddam, etc.

  2. Dear Hayr Sourp

    Dear Hayr Sourp Samoorian,

    Your first paragraph says  it all. They, read the Turks, certainly know how to manipulate their different factions, but they cannot or could not make one, united faction. One branch of their many–namely the Mountain Turks–were finally accepted as Kurds. They are some 16 to 18 million Kurds in Turkey and they are well rooted in the lands that were partially Armenian. They also lived there for millennia alongside us.

    Your post coincides with that of Avedis (above). He is very good at it and in a tragicomic way describes the relationships of the said country with the US. But the present picture is otherwise.

    1.Turkey, try hard as it may, will not be allowed entry into the EU.
    2. Turkey's wishful thinking is that they could get all Arab states or near all, plus Iran, under its umbrella. They've   failed at this.
    3-At present Turkey is making a last try to somehow nose into Syria. It looks like their diplomacy has exhausted itself.

    Let us hope that this latter will be lesson to them; that they will reform their diplomacy to realities and become  more respectful of others.

     

  3. Why is Avedis Writing…?

    Why is Avedis writing on Armenian issues? Did he not say he was going to stop?

  4. Of Stars and Stripes, Maple Leaf and Cedar Trees

    I am not sure if it amounts to censorship but I would like to ask the Editorial Board of Keghart.com to consider not posting such articles that serve no purpose at all – Turkey, a 51st U.S. State a figment of Avedis’ distorted imagination that adds no value to the issues we face.

    Also, I would like to ask the Editorial Board to honor the flags of nations and not distort them, as is done with the U.S. Flag depiction accompanying Avedis’ article. That also serves no purpose, as adding a crescent next to the Marple Leaf on the Canadian Flag will serve no purpose in light of the Canadian Federal Government acquiescing to erect the controversial monument; neither adding the crescent next to the Cedar Tree on the Lebanese Flag for prohibiting the singing of Zartir Vortiag on Lebanese TV under pressure for Turkey will serve any purpose.
     

  5. States in the Union

    There are even more than 51 states in that union: all the countries which are putting their resources (oil, armies…) at the feet of the Uncle Sam.

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