In an article in the New York Times entitled, "Whose Turkey Is It? (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/magazine/whose-turkey-is-it.html) --
Fethullah Gulen, one of today's two Muslim leaders of Turkey, chastised both the prime minister and the protesters, with the following metaphor: “If you are facing an invasion of ants, you can’t disregard it, thinking that they are ‘ants.’ ”
In early February of 2014, nearly 100 years later, Gulen takes a slightly different cut on the saying from early 20th Century Marash, oft-quoted by Marash Girl's father Peter (see http://marashgirl.blogspot.com/2014/02/if-your-enemy-is-ant-view-him-as.html?showComment=1392936184374), "If your enemy is an ant, perceive the ant as if it were an elephant."
On another note, now nearly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, in their hearts if not aloud, Armenians around the world ask, (as did the New York Times,) "Whose Turkey is it?"