Turkish Energy Minister Threatens to ‘Gouge the Eye’ Set on Historic Armenia

45f3a0537a_bMOUSH, Turkey (News.am)–Turkey’s Minister of Transport and Communications threatened on Monday to “gouge the eye set on [Turkey’s] lands” during remarks made on a visit to the historic Armenian city of Moush, under Turkish occupation since the Armenian Genocide of 1915, news.am reported.

“When Turkey quarreled with its neighbors it had no friend. But now we have normalized relations with Syria, started military cooperation with Iraq and are developing relations with Iran, Russia and Armenia. The Armenian Diaspora, however, is laying claim to Turkish territories. We are not going to harm anyone, but we will gouge the eye set on our lands,” Binali Yildrim was quoted by the Turkish Vatan newspaper as saying.


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  1. Dave said:

    The Turks certainly do have a way with words don’t they? “Gouge the eye set on [Turkey’s] lands”?

    I can’t be the only one who has noticed that the first thing that comes out of the mouths of Turkish officials is usually something very violent and bloody. I am sure many of you can come up with more famous, violent Turkish sayings such “Kilijimin haki ileh – “By the right of my sword”).

    I say these things because there are a lot of what I term “Armenian reconciliation freaks” out there nowadays who think that Turkey has “changed” just because it’s been a few months since the Turks murdered Armenians, Cypriots, Greeks, Assyrians, Kurds, and who knows who else. These Armenians never miss going to hear the reconciliation panel discussions we are treated to nowadays (like the upcoming one at Harvard directed by the – let’s face it – US State Department).

    But to get back to the subject of bloody Turkish phraseology, the thing about Turkish officials and genocide deniers (you know, the ones who say it is OK to massacre people if they “rebel”) is that they are downright crude. No wonder the EU has not let Turkey in. Who the heck would want Turkey in any civilized organization?

  2. David said:

    oh how pleasant…even the turkish minister of transportation is eager to “gouge the eye” of the Diaspora! Is his meager post that dull?

  3. The Doubkle Standard said:

    It is ludicrous for Turkish Minister Davutoglu to speak of how important it is for Azeris to return to their homes and lands in Artsakh while Minister Yildrim threatens the handful of Armenian survivors still alive and the progeny of the 500,000 Armenians who somehow survived and are now scattered to the ends of the earth. Also, what about the 1.5 million dead Armenians who could never return to their homes because they were dead? Turkey only wants Armenians to return to their ancestral homes now as tourists to spend money to bolster the Turkish economy. The small percentage of Turks who reside outside of Turkey have left voluntarily while the majority of Armenians are scattered around the world because their parents or grand-parents left their lands under the threat of death. Balkan or Caucasus Turks anger due to their treatment under Slavs or Russians should not have been directed toward Armeni

  4. hrair said:

    Efendi, Mr. Erdogan the prime minister of your country just announced that “…no muslim would committ genocide…” however, you commented that, “we will gouge the eye set on our lands”. Correct me if I misunderstood you but, doesn’t your comment contradict that statement? Secondly, since the Turks and yourself have set your eyes on Historic Western Armenia and Cilicia, are you going to gouge your eyes and the eyes of 72 million turks first ?

  5. Haro said:

    Mr Binali Yildrim,
    Those are not your lands, they are illegally occupied lands and their owners paid very dearly when your Turkish genderma illegally reoccupied them in 1920’s.
    By the way, last time you warned us, was not only gouging our eyes, but did not hesitate to cook infants and force-feed them to their mothers.
    Enough of your Turkish monstrosity, GET OUT FROM OUR LANDS NOW!!!

  6. Dino Ajemian said:

    This herif is from Erzincan. Which is within the boundaries of the present day Armenian Republic but illegally occupied by the so called turkish republic. He is a member of the ruling Islamist AK party which he is a founding member. If you want to contact him and let him know that his hometown is legally part of the Armenian Republic based on the only legally binding treaty between the turkish republic and the Republic of Armenia, this is his internet contact page.
    Remind him that he does not have to gouge out eyes (typical turkish hideous violence toward Armenians and Christians in general) because there is a legal document that says those lands are not his at all.

  7. Tony said:

    Whether Turkey likes it or not, those occupied lands are going to be returned back to their original masters in Armenia, Iraq, Syria, Kurdistan, Iran and Greece. I guess, military force has to be used.

  8. Sammy said:

    “We will not harm anyone but we will gouge their eye” – the same kind of logic that started the Armenian Genocide. Almost a hundred years later, nothing has changed.

    And it is quite funny, a Turk sitting on stolen Armenian soil taken by the greatest murderous crime in history with the term “our lands” on his lips. This is solid proof we Armenians should never have the slightest amount of mercy or sympathy for the Turk, neither in “Turkey” nor “Azerbaijan”.

  9. papken hartunian said:

    According to the Webster Dictionary, Turk means “…a cruel, brutal, and domineering man.” See Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, ISBN: 0-517-11864-5.

    The Republic of Armenia cannot sustain as a viable state without the Western Armenia. Because all big boys, USA, EU and Russia need security in the region, this is the best opportunity for Armenians to demand the return of Western Armenia. Otherwise, there will not be peace and security in the region for long long time to come.

    The Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Armenia, which is the foundation of her Constitution, in Article 11 declares:
    ” 11. The Republic of Armenia stands in support of the task of achieving international recognition of
    the 1915 Genocide in Ottoman Turkey and Western Armenia.”

    It is very significant that the declaration distinguishes Ottoman Turkey with Western Armenia. This is a clear indication that the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia calls for returning of Western Armenia.

    Furthermore, the declaration and the constitution calls for “All Armenians” not necessarily those living in the Republic. Therefore, all Armenians must unite and demand from the government of the Republic of Armenia to uphold the constitution, otherwise the change of government must be in order.

    Long Live Armenia and All Armenians.

  10. Kiazer Souze said:

    Turks on Armenian lands will be cursed forever unless they repent and admit their sins and submit to an international tribunal to determine how to transfer the Wilsonian lands at minimum back to the rightful owners.

    The train is leaving for the EU and the longer the Turks keep denying, the more of head start other countries are going to have over them. Over 150 years for the Turks to realize that they are considered “bokh” and they will forever be treated that way unless they cleanse for their sins. Their policy of denial has failed miserably. May the deniers and the complicit world bodies all go to Jahenem and quickly.

  11. Armen said:

    Just a side note – turks are NOT European – neither culturally nor historically.. they will never become part of the EU.. ask any EU citizen about this and they always say no way. Besides, they’re so backwards, there are those in the villages who don’t know what Europe is… the government is trying to force it upon their citizens who could care less….