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The Turkish danger

Turkey aims to become a pattern country in the EU, but that does not help. For the Turks, Muslims are not true.


[essay] In December 2004, the contemporary art museum Istanbul Modern opened. At the opening exhibition, visitors could see the short film Road to Tate Modern, which portrays two Kurds in the roles of Don Quixote and his faithful servant, Sancho Panza. For 40 days and nights, they travel on horseback and donkey through inaccessible mountain passages in southeastern Turkey in search of modernity. They ask a local farmer about the road, and he points and answers that yes, the West is there somewhere, higher up in the mountains, far, far away. All dialogue takes place in Kurdish, while the subtitles are in English. The Turkish language. . .

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