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Friday, July 31, 2015

JOOST LAGENDIJK - Casualties of war

Casualties of war

We all know the famous phrase: "In war, truth is the first casualty." Since Turkey decided to open war on two fronts against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), we can find examples of that mechanism in the Turkish press every day. Turkish heroism is beautified, all state violence sanctified, acts of horror against the country magnified, and domestic and international criticism vilified or nullified.

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