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Postby JTWood » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:03 am

CNN.com wrote:DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) -- A Turkish court has fined 20 people for using the letters Q and W on placards at a Kurdish new year celebration, under a law that bans use of characters not in the Turkish alphabet, rights campaigners said.

The court in the southeastern city of Siirt fined each of the 20 people 100 new lira ($75.53) for holding up the placards, written in Kurdish, at the event last year. The letters Q and W do not exist in the Turkish alphabet.

Under pressure from the European Union, Turkey has improved language and human rights for its Kurdish minority, but the EU says implementation has been patchy and loopholes remain.

The 1928 Law on the Adoption and Application of Turkish Letters changed the Turkish alphabet from the Arabic script to a modified Latin script and required all signs, advertising, newspapers and official documents to only use Turkish letters.

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Postby logan » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:10 am

in the immortal words of tim duncan

"That's retarded"
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Postby Coppermine » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:12 am

That sounds worse than a Turkish prison camp!

Well, maybe not.

Anyone up for some 'Turkish Revenge?'
(I think that's when, because stabbing someone above the waist is considered attempted murder in Turkey, you go around stabbing people you don't like in the ass instead)
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Postby chadlincoln » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:07 am

logan wrote:in the immortal words of tim duncan

"That's retarded"
:-D :-b :-D
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Postby WharfRat » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:14 am

The Turkish government is full of a-holes. No wonder the EU hasn't been so welcoming.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:38 am

I really don't like those letters much anyways Go TURKEY! Yer Delicious!
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Postby stevethumb » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:24 pm

hmmmmmm........Quite Weird
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Postby LooseCannon » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:09 pm

Interesting ;-)... I think they deserve it :-D
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:50 pm

So, did they name the bird after the country, or the country after the bird? :-? :-b
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:59 pm

That's um... interesting. And full of sense too. :-?
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