"Botched flag burning leads to patriotic backlash in Turkey
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ANKARA - A botched bid Sunday by a few teenagers to burn a Turkish flag during a Kurdish celebration has led to a patriotic backlash with unprecedented public displays of the national symbol.
'We will not tolerate any insult against our flag,' an angry shopkeeper in the residential Cankaya district here said Thursday. 'Trying to burn it is out of the question -- everyone should know this.' "
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