BBC Radio 3 And Turkey’s Evil Empire

You don’t need to be a music expert to find The Spectator article interesting….

…which is just as well, because I’m certainly not!

But I am something of a connoseur of UK Pravda wokery, so quickly tuned into why the author was vexed by BBC Radio 3’s predictably leftist take on post-colonial guilt and righteous historical judgment applied only to western classical traditions.

But  I most liked how he takes apart the white-wash of Erdolf’s heroes, the Ottomans, of whose evil empire I’ve written before….

  Erdolf’s Apparatchiks Expose Aggressive Sectarian Agenda. 

“On the historic march of our holy nation, the AK Party signals the birth of a global power and the mission for a new world order. This is the centenary of our exit from the Middle East [following the Ottoman defeat in World War I]. Whatever we lost between 1911 and 1923, whatever lands we withdrew from, from 2011 to 2023 we shall once again meet our brothers in those lands.”

Our Enemy, Erdogan, Claims Mosul – What Next – Vienna? 

The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.….

Turkey’s New Maps Are Reclaiming the Ottoman Empire – Foreign Policy


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Y’see, it’s not just history!

It’s actually a distortion of history, big-time!


When considering Ottoman classical music, Silpayamanant portrays the empire almost as a forerunner of modern, liberal, multicultural pluralism, not a violent, expansionist empire which enslaved millions from Africa and Eastern Europe.