Indeed. I suspect Erdogan will raise a necessary fuss but his desire to have Turkey be a functional part of the EU is probably strong enough to overcome the slight. Maybe pull a few diplomats or whatever games they play in global politics. I actually don’t mind this stuff. A shocking word, a bit of moral outrage, some negotiations. Hopefully it’s all manageable drama. Mostly though, I’m glad for the Armenians. Most of the rest of the world already took this step but we’d been dragging our feet forever.

 Indeed. I suspect Erdogan will raise a necessary fuss but his desire to have Turkey be a functional part of the EU is probably strong enough to overcome the slight. Maybe pull a few diplomats or whatever games they play in global politics.
I actually don’t mind this stuff. A shocking word, a bit of moral outrage, some negotiations. Hopefully it’s all manageable drama.
Mostly though, I’m glad for the Armenians. Most of the rest of the world already took this step but we’d been dragging our feet forever.
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Although, I don’t know how much of pull of Ottoman pride will affect things. My knowledge is limited, although I know the pull of Atatürk is very strong. I enjoyed the movie Fetih 1453 as a Turkish pride fantasy film, with bumbling Byzantines and silly mile high Constantiple walls but with every bit of absurd nationalism there’s always some that take things too seriously.
So, fingers crossed as with any of these things.

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