One of the myths that has provided so much impetus to the Serbian war-machine has been the identifications of the Bosnian Muslims with the Ottoman oppressor. Turkish intervention will reinforce the belief that the Serbian nation is engaged in a holy war in defence of orthodoxy.
Second, one must take into consideration the psychological impact a deployment of Turkish troops will have on Greece - in this year of all years, which witnesses the 20th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. What legitimacy can Turkey have as a peace-keeper when it has shown itself so set on a policy of ethnic cleansing? Western double standards can only lead to further bloodshed.
All Souls College
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