Tuesday, May 28, 2013

21.1% National Inbreeding/Consanguinity Rate in Turkey

Due to Islamic strictures and prohibitions against males and females inter-mingling with their unmarried peers of the opposite sex, Mahometan Turks have a high rate of inbreeding, despite the ruses of Kemalist modernists. When family forbids socialization with peers of the opposite sex or makes it difficult, the young have to narrow their focus amongst their related cousins and other relatives that they are allowed to socialize with and inevitably develop feelings there or have a family member notice "how well" they get along together, so why not arrange a marriage.

Ann Hum Genet. 1994 Oct;58(Pt 4):321-9.
Pubmed.gov: Consanguineous marriage in Turkey and its impact on fertility and mortality.
Tunçbílek E, Koc I.
Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies, Ankara, Turkey.
Turkey has a high rate of consanguineous marriage (21.1%), indicating strong preference for this traditional form of marital union. Social and cultural factors are especially important in marriages between first and second cousins. Fertility is high, the closed birth interval is long, and the sterility rate is low among these couples. Post-neonatal, infant and under-5 mortalities are high in first cousin unions by comparison with non-consanguineous marriages. According to the results of the study, first cousin marriage is a significant determinant underlying the high total fertility and infant mortality rates in Turkey.

Sly Turks of the Kemalist variety will blame this high rate of inbreeding on Kurds, but even the Turks of Western Turkey or "white Turks", have a high rate of consanguinity:

Annals of Human Biology: SHORT REPORT Consanguineous marriages in Denizli, Turkey
1999, Vol. 26, No. 5 , Pages 489-491 (doi:10.1080/030144699282598)
For the study 1000 families were interviewed during 1996 in the city of Denizli, which is situated in Western Anatolia and has a population of 79 211 families. The overall rate of consanguinity was 11.7% ... The principal type of consanguineous marriage recorded was between first cousins, which accounted for 49.6% of all unions. For both sexes, a significant negative association was observed between consanguinity and mean age at marriage and level of education.

But the rate is higher in Eastern Turkey:
The frequency of consanguineous marriage in eastern Turkey.
Akbayram S, Sari N, Akgün C, Doğan M, Tuncer O, Caksen H, Oner AF 
Department of Pediatrics, Yüzüncü Yil University Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey.
Genetic Counseling (Geneva, Switzerland) [2009, 20(3):207-214]
METHODS: This study was performed in Van region, Eastern Turkey, between September 2005 and April 2006. A total of 650 families from 24 districts chosen in accordance with the number of inhabitants were included in this study. First cousin marriages were accepted as a first degree CMs, sesquialter and second cousin marriages as second degree and marriages between distant relatives were accepted as a third degree CM. ...
RESULTS: Of all families, 224 (34.4%) had CM, and 168 (75%) had first-degree consanguinity. A lower CM rate was found in mothers who graduated from secondary school or upgrading (p < 0.01). However, no relationship was found between CM and fathers' education level. While a low CM rate was found in families who had two or less children (p < 0.01), high rate was observed in families who had five or more children. In addition, a high rate of miscarriage, stillbirth and mental-motor retardation was found in families with CM (p < 0.05). The rate of child mortality between the aged 0-2 years was found to be higher in families with CM (p < 0.01). The higher CM rate was observed in families who married due to pressure or insistence of their families than married voluntarily (p < 0.05).

According to another study, even on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, inbreeding is increasing amongst the rural populace, not decreasing.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Turkish Gendarmerie leaked documents: Al-Nusra, not Assad behind Reyhanli bombing

Redhack: Turkish Intelligence Services was aware of [the] bombs [that] exploded in Reyhanli
Gendarmerie (Rural Police) Intelligence Department documents obtained by Redhack reveals that Turkish State knew about the vehicles packed with explosives that was detonated in Reyhanli/Hatay, which resulted in 51 deaths (unofficial reports confirm more than 100 dead).
Documents outline the vehicle details including plate numbers of three cars and that they were prepared by Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front in Syria on 23rd April 2013. It also gives information about Turkey registered vehicles packed with explosives, small and delicate devices that was send to Syria from Turkey. 
We now know why the government censored the media reporting on the explosions took place on 11th May 2013. The documents indicate that the explosion was expected and known in advance. However it was disregarded. Subsequently after the explosion the blame is systematically targeted to be directed at the Alewites[Alawites] and left- wing organisations with malicious efforts to collapse the Syrian state.  ... Although the authorities and the Military received intelligence that an explosion was plotted in Reyhanli they failed to act to prevent this attack.
Did PM Erdogan knew it was planted by Al-Nusra before he met Obama to plan a possible war with Syria? 
Original documents marked as “Classified” and translations;
1. Kahraman Maras and Hatay Gendarmerie were provided with intelligence on 17.05.2013 that supplies were to be delivered via a vehicle with the registration of 63 E 3436 to Syria to support a group recognised as Al-Qaida militants. It was known that this group was in preparation to construct explosives. Detailed information in connection to the preparation of explosives was informed specifically detailed in documents received.
2. Technical/sensitive sources investigation: A Lancer make dark colour vehicle loaded with bombs, registration 022 506 (believed to be Syrian registration plate) and KIA Rio make, registration: 667512 (Damascus) Silver colour vehicle: These two vehicles and a black Saab, of which the registration is unknown but believed to be a Damascus registered vehicle, were informed to be loaded with bombs, and on standby in the town of Idlip Syria. Further across the Turkish border intelligence was received,that a vehicle was known to be loaded with explosives , small and sensitive devices. Gendarmeries have been informed that Syrian security forces were searching for those vehicles. Intelligence received has suggested that the vehicles at question were in preparations of an attack targeting Syria. On 25.04.2013 intelligence was again received specifying that, in the town of Rakka, Syria, active militants of El Nusra were known to load and assemble bombs in three vehicles on 23.04.2013. Vehicles were identified as a Mazda 323, Kia Rio and the third was unidentified. These vehicles were prepared to be part of an attack in our country.
The bombings at question are believed to be in parallel connection with these identified vehicles. In analysing the intelligence and information received it is known that the explosions have been ongoing in our borders and is known to effect our country. 

In a follow up Redhack posted that the gendarmerie officer who allegedly leaked those documents to them has been taken into custody, giving official credence to these leaked materials. Of course he was arrested since leaking those documents showing that the AKP's terrorist Al-qaeda ally, Al Nusra, was the likely culprit according to their own intelligence services undermines the Neo-Ottoman ambitions to set up a quisling fundamentalist Sunni state in Syria with the aid of such terrorists against Assad who is publicly blamed for the blast by the fascist-Islamic tribe ruling in Ankara.

In a past post on this blog, Orhan Kemal Cengiz, pointed out after the revelation of the Turkish state's involvement in Greek forest fires, that the Turkish state was a "bandit state":
Turkey, the bandit state

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The only friend of a Turk: other Turkish Mahometans

A famous saying of the chauvinist Turkish nation is: "The only friend of a Turk is another Turk."[1] However since the fake Turkish nationalism/secularism is just a re-adaption and even greater narrowing of Islamic allegiance from a wider Islamic ummah to an even smaller Turkish national ummah, one finds that is just a nationalist re-adaptation of the following Surah:
Chapter 3 Surah 118
PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Take not for intimates others than your own folk, who would spare no pains to ruin you; they love to hamper you. Hatred is revealed by (the utterance of) their mouths, but that which their breasts hide is greater. We have made plain for you the revelations if ye will understand.[2]

Turkist theorist Ziya Gökalp elevated the elevated the national to a religious level, which explains their ultra-nationalist penchant as a nation:
Gokalp gave "the nation" an important mystical component. In his work, "he transferred to the nation the divine qualities he had found in society, replacing the belief in God with the belief in the nation: and so nationalism became a religion."[43] The national is deified, thus expanding Durkheim's idea that "society can do as it pleases." So, if a nation perceives itself in danger, it feels no moral responsibility in its response to that danger. The Unionist "scientific approach" gained a "sacred" character through Gokalp's theories.[3]

As Ali Osman Egilmez, observed in a previous posting on this blog, the Turks are modernist, seeking a modus-vivendi between Islam and the West, and not modern. Thus the Turkish saying admonishing Turks to take only as friends other Turks, is just a re-adaption and further narrowing of a Surah.

[1.] Wikileaks Cable: 06ANKARA6118, 26 Oct 2006
[2.] The University of Leeds: Qurany Tool: Al-Emran Verse No:118
[3.] Heyd, Uriel. Foundations of Turkish Nationalism: The Life and Teachings of Ziya Gökalp. p. 57.
cited in: Akcam, Taner. A shameful act : the Armenian genocide and the question of Turkish responsibility. (Metropolitan Books; 2006) pp. 88-9.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Higher youth unemployment even than crisis racked PIIGS, during alleged AKP boom

On April 27th 2013, the Economist published the following article: Generation jobless. One cannot help but notice the following graph which shows that the Turkish youth have even bleaker prospects than the worst crisis hit members of the Eurozone like Greece or Spain:
NEET: Not in Education, Employment or Training
Yet what we hear mostly in the Turkish and global media is about the alleged success of the Turkish AKP in the economic field and that on the contrary the sky is falling on the PIIGS.

Related post:
Cracks in AKP's El Dorado economy, no gold

Turks: the most jingoist, chauvinist and fanboy nation in the world according to Reputation Institute

Turks are a lunatic ultra-nationalist people indocrinated to be great chauvinists from cradle to grave, so the findings of this research are of little surprise, but unfortunately the rest of the world is ignorant about the hubris of the "North Koreans of the Mideast".

CNN Travel: Which country has the best reputation?
The Reputation Institute reveals the countries with the most cred, as well as the most narcissistic
By Hiufu Wong 21 September, 2012
The survey, titled "2012 Country RepTrak," asked 36,000 consumers in the world’s G8 -- Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States -- to rate the reputation of 50 countries worldwide.
The Country RepTrak measured perceptions of countries based on 16 characteristics in three categories: advanced economy, appealing environment and effective government.
In addition to the global score, the institution researched which countries love themselves the most -- the self-image score.
Turkey has the highest gap between global score (44.37) and self-image score (75.41), closely followed by China.