While tensions in the eastern Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey are continually escalating, Chairman Doğu Perinçek of the ultra-nationalists Vatan Partisi (Patriotic Party), said that Athens, Rome and Washington are gay gods of the East Mediterranean.

In his article titled ‘Gay gods of Athens, Rome and Washington in Eastern Mediterranean waters’, Perinçek made the following statements by linking the political situation in the Eastern Mediterranean with homosexuality:

“The model of society imposed by the barrels of the US-Israel-France-Greece-[Republic of] Cyprus from the Eastern Mediterranean is the program of the Washington gods.”

Perinçek, who established a similar relationship through the Istanbul Convention, said, “Gay Gods have contracts from the sky: The Istanbul Convention! The gay gods of Athens, Rome and Washington do not fall in love with women,” he said.

“Why did the slave owners of Athens and Rome make their Gods homosexual, have you ever researched? This question can be put as follows: Who created the homosexual gods and brought them to heaven?” he continued.

Perhaps you will answer this question by saying, “Did the masters class of Athens and Rome make the Gods gay, or did the Gods make Athens and the Roman aristocracy gay?”

He poses many more questions and “facts” of homosexuality in Ancient Greece, Rome and into the modern era in Washington.

“What do these questions matter as the waters are warming in the Eastern Mediterranean?” he questions.

“It does matter. Because the model of society imposed by the barrels of the USA-Israel-France-Greece-[Republic of] Cyprus from the Eastern Mediterranean is the program of the Washington gods,” he said.

“The gay gods of Athens, Rome, and Washington do not fall in love with women. But they use the woman as a means of procreation,” he added.

What the tirade by Perinçek was about exactly is not clear, but it does appear homophobic in nature, a very curious position to take considering Turkey’s rich and tolerant homosexual history, that has existed since the time of the Ottomans.