a while back my dad visited anıtkabir whilst touring turkey. he left feeling MK was ‘truly a great man!’ when i repeated this to a turkish friend, he actually convulsed with involuntary laughter. in a separate event, when i told another friend i was going there she asked me to ‘please say hello to our dear atatürk’ on her behalf, and told us that whenever she hears the audio recording of his...
having mentioned nationalism last time, football becomes the natural next topic, no? every war needs its army, after all. and the trifecta is completed with the introduction of crass commercialism. football fans will recall that turkey had quite a european championship last summer, with 3 come-from-behind victories against switzerland, czech republic, and croatia, as well as an heroic effort with...