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Identity shift giving rise to 2 Turkeys 1 décembre 2012

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International Herald Tribune, Saturday, December 1, 2012, p. 2

by Anand Giridharadas, Istanbul

« There are liquids that are not mixable – it’s like that. » But Bedri Baykam – a prominent Turkish painter, activist, politician and author – was not talking chemistry. He was speaking of the hardening self-segregation between Westernized, secular Turks like him and the conservative Muslims who now run Turkey, but whom he’d be unlikely ever to dine with. (suite…)