On Conquest of Istanbul Celebrations…

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I have been meaning to write about conquest celebrations since May 29 when is the anniversary date. These celebrations are mostly orchestrated by pro-Islamic parties and municipalities for some time and they could be good cases of kitsch. However, as usual I was lazy to go out and take some photos or make some first-hand observations. Instead, Cengiz Aktar wrote about them today and here is what he says:

It has been 500 or so years since the conquest of Constantinople. As has been the tradition for some time now, there are nonsensical performances and conferences that have nothing to do with any scientific approach. At a time when the ideology of ‘Turkish-Islam synthesis’ is becoming more and more apparent, one can see the passion that dominates the proceedings.blockquote>

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  1. Berkan (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 2:10 pm


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