Wednesday, December 28, 2005

TURKEY: FOR SOME, KURDISH BEER PROVES HARD TO SWALLOW

Algiers, 27 Dec. (AKI) - The Kurdish makers of a beer brewed and bottled in Vienna, Austria say they have received threats from Turkish nationalists. "I'm sure that extremists, probably Turkish" made the threats, the executive director of the Roj Brewery Company, N. Keske, told Adnkronos International (AKI). The beer, which is called Roj (Sun) is billed as the first Kurdish beer and bears the slogan "a sip of freedom" on the bottle. It is sold in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and in recent months also in the Kurdish regions of northern Iraq.

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