Wednesday, August 26, 2009

‘Military laicism quite different from Atatürk's laicism'

Turkey's only Nobel laureate, author Orhan Pamuk, has stated that the understanding of laicism held by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, was very different from that of the military today.

Speaking to the Russian periodical Timeout Moscow ahead of a visit to the Russian capital planned for Aug. 27, Pamuk shared his opinion on various issues in Turkey. In an interview published under the headline “I am trying to explain Turkey to Turks,” Pamuk emphasized that his main target is the Turkish audience and not foreigners.

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