Turkey has used Europe as colonial territory for over 600 years. Before the Europeans were colonizing the New World, the Turks were infiltrating Southeastern Europe and conquering ample portions of the Balkans for tax harvesting and exporting their excess population.
One of the greatest impacts of the Ottoman colonization process of the Balkans was felt in the urban centres, many towns became major centres for Turkish control and administration, with most Christians gradually withdrawing to the mountains. The Ottomans embarked on creating new towns and repopulating older towns that had suffered significant population decline and economic dislocation during the wars preceding the Ottoman conquests. . . .
Most urban centres in the Balkans, especially in Thrace, Macedonia, Thessaly, and Moesia, achieved Muslim/Turkish majorities or substantial minorities soon after the completion of the conquest and remained overwhelmingly Muslim in composition into the eighteenth century, and in some areas such as Macedonia and Bulgaria well into the nineteenth century. . . .
Fast forward to today. Turkey has an economy nearly the size of Spain’s and larger than Canada’s. More importantly, the country has nearly 80 million people, with a growth rate over 1 percent per annum.
Over the last three generations, Turks have been easing their demographic burden back home by making colonial inroads into many European countries. This has occurred most notably in Germany with the Gastarbeiter program, but almost all Western European countries now have a sizable Turkish minority.
Best of all—for the Turks—is that they do not have to deal with the pain of conquering and subjugating the Europeans this time around. Europeans in power are happy to let them take advantage of their lax immigration laws and multicultural sentimentalities. At the working Europeans’ expense, Turks are free to consume welfare, send it home, and make more babies in Europe than they would even back home.
So, three generations on, how big is the Turkish “diaspora” (i.e., colony) in Europe?
Well, Germany has nearly 3 million Turks, France has close to 1 million, and Britain, Austria, and the Netherlands all have about half a million each. Percentage-wise, the numbers are highest in Germany and the Netherlands, where almost 5% of the population is Turkish.
Demographic conquest is disturbing enough, but lately the Turkish government has been getting more bellicose toward Europeans, leveraging both the bioweapon of the “Syrian” “refugees” to further their political ends, in addition to promoting natality among the Turks in Europe, possibly to become another bioweapon against the (remaining) natives in the future:
The situation in the Netherlands became tense this year leading up to the election, when Turks rioted as a result of a international dispute between the two countries, making it clear that many Turks’ retain strong loyalties to Turkey.
In the Netherlands alone, about 250,000 Turks have dual citizenship. The Dutch army has fewer than 60,000 active personnel.