Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Turkish Textbooks claim Western Thrace and Cyprus

This latest ‘slip up’ by Turkey was reported last week by both the Sofia News Agency and PanArmenian.net. Apparently a new series of textbooks, riddled with errors and a ‘Scandalous map’ was published in Turkey. The school books intended for use in Constantinople featured a map included Western Thrace and Cyprus as well as Northern Iraq, parts of Bulgaria and Armenia as part of Turkey. The SNA reported that the head of Constantinople’s Educational Department ‘expressed regrets on the matter’. This ‘mistakenly’ published series of textbooks is just the latest in a growing list of factual evidence of Turkish imperialistic ambitions to re-conquer their lost Ottoman Empire.