Talking Turkey: The Truth About Erdogan's New Language Laws (Unabridged) - Nick Danforth

Talking Turkey: The Truth About Erdogan's New Language Laws (Unabridged)

By Nick Danforth

  • Release Date: 2014-12-28
  • Genre: News
  • © 2014 Foreign Affairs

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Summary : Talking Turkey: The Truth About Erdogan's New Language Laws (Unabridged)

Erdogan recently declared that, starting immediately, Turkish students would begin studying the Ottoman language in school. But for anyone who has ever struggled to learn the notoriously difficult Ottoman language - sometimes described as a practical joke played on historians - forcing it on a generation of schoolchildren might be the quickest way for Erdogan to destroy his popularity (and the Ottoman Empire's as well).

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