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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Christian rule a dark chapter says Turkish PM

Turkey: Erdogan called Christian Byzantium a "dark chapter"

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the rule of the Christian Byzantines in Turkey today a "dark chapter". With the conquest of Constantinople and the victory over the Byzantine Empire in the 15th Century, the Muslim Ottomans started an "age of enlightenment" , Erdogan said on Wednesday, according to the German Catholic news agency KNA.

The Islamic-conservative Premier spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new highway bridge over the Bosphorus in Istanbul, on the anniversary of the conquest of Byzantium (Constantinople) which took place on 29 May 1453. "Today we are making history," Erdogan said in reference to the construction of the bridge, the third connection between Asia and Europe in Istanbul. The Istanbul authorities mark the anniversary of the victory over the Byzantines with traditional ceremonies and receptions.


Cathcon- and he wants his country to be a member of the European Union!
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