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Contes pour la paix. 18 mars 2007

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La Croix (France), no. 37699, jeudi 15 mars 2007, p. 12

Jean-Christophe Ploquin

Si vous ne savez pas situer Florina sur une carte, la lecture de Macédoine 1900 vous incitera assurément à saisir le premier atlas à portée de main et à retrouver sa trace au sud des Balkans. Les onze nouvelles de Necati Cumali, auteur turc décédé en 2001, sont une plongée émouvante (suite…)

To avoid ‘us vs. them’ in Balkans, rewrite history 18 mars 2007

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Christian Science Monitor, March 14, 2007, Wednesday, Pg. 1

Nicole Itano, correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor Athens

The year was 1453. Ottoman troops under Sultan Mehmed II captured the Byzantine city of Constantinople – present-day Istanbul – and changed the region forever. (suite…)

Learning about the past: where history isn’t bunk 18 mars 2007

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The Economist (U.S. Edition),

March 17, 2007, dublin, istanbul and sydney

Teaching history catches a nation’s collective mood Across the world, approaches to teaching children about their nation’s past are hotly contested—especially at times of wider debate on national identity (suite…)

The ins and outs 18 mars 2007

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The Economist (U.S. Edition),

March 17, 2007

The EU’s most effective foreign-policy instrument has been enlargement. But how far can it go ? (suite…)

Ottoman rogue is latest Turkish movie hero 18 mars 2007

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The Washington Post (USA), Tuesday, March 13, 2007

By Daren Butler, Istanbul (Reuters)

Turkish cinema audiences love their heroes and the brawling, roguish womanizer Yandim Ali — who takes on British forces occupying Istanbul in « The Last Ottoman » — fits the bill perfectly. (suite…)