Saturday, September 10, 2005

Turkey

The following are excerpts from a New York Times editorial on The Turkish Identity:

In February, a Swiss newspaper quoted ... Orhan Pamuk, the pre-eminent Turkish novelist ... on Turkey's longstanding refusal to discuss the Armenian genocide and the deaths of some 30,000 separatist Kurds more recently. Mr. Pamuk's remarks inflamed Turkish nationalists, and he left the country. He faces the possibility of three years in jail ... charged with "public denigration" of Turkish identity.

As we noted last year, Turkey is not even close to being ready to join the European Union.

1 comment:

Me said...

nice informative post .... keep it up...
have a great weekend....

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