The Turkish state has time and again shown its abysmal lack of sensitivity to the archaeological finds of the Great civilizations of the past which Modern Turkey has inherited from other people. Wherever it has been able to exploit the sites as Tourist "cash cows", like in Troy, where it built that infamous "Trojan" horse, or in Myra where it built the ludicrous coca-cola version of "Santa Claus" for the Greek Orthodox Saint Nikolaos of Myra, or yet in Efessos where the "restoration has been carried out with reinforced concrete(!!!), it has otherwise proven its utter insensitivity even outright enmity to (especially) Greek archaeological sites, which are obviously reminding the Kemalist governing elite of the previous owners of Asia Minor, now Turkey. They recently buried the beautiful Hellenistic city of
Zeugma Ζεύγμα in Eastern Anatolia to build a dam on the Euphrates and now they are doing the same in the Allianoi, again for a dam! Here we show the opposition of several local intellectuals who, to their credit voiced their horror to the brutal sanding over of the Allianoi.
They have the eternal gratitude from the other side of the Aegean sea front-line for their good fight!
Ευχαριστούμε - Eucharistoume!