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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Turkey: Backward or Forward? | World Policy Institute

Turkey: Backward or Forward?
March 29, 2016 - 12:48pm | admin

By Jonathan Power

In 1978, a young Oliver Stone directed Midnight Express, a film based on the story of an American sentenced to 30 years in a Turkish prison for drug smuggling. It portrayed in stark detail a total lack of respect for human rights or normal human behavior on the part of Turkish authorities. Many Westerners held this impression of Turkey, even as Turkey was in fact profoundly changing.

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