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The Turkish trauma

Tuesday 19 April, 2005

For 200 years, since the end of the Greater Ottoman Empire, Turkey has been rehearsing the transition from one civilisation to another. And now the anti-European nationalists are gaining favor. The author Orhan Pamuk put his life on the line with "Snow", an overtly political novel about his country's problems. In an interview, Pamuk explains why his book has caused such vehement reactions in Turkey.
Editor's note of October 12, 2006: Orhan Pamuk is winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature.
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