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Postby DrCyprus » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:08 pm

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=140056

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Turkey Apologizes for School Map 'Invading' Bulgarian Lands -verbatim title-
The Ministry of Education of Turkey and the Education Department of the city of Istanbul have issued an official apology for a map wrongly listing Bulgarian regions as Turkish territory.

The news was reported Thursday by the Bulgarian Trud (Labor) daily.

The content of the multimedia, part of Istanbul students' schoolbooks is wrong, the Turkish officials have said, offering apologies and stating they had no idea how this information ended up in education materials. State employees are quoted saying the former Head of the Istanbul Education Department is to be blamed in full for the blunder.

The news that in addition to Bulgaria, the materials claim entire Armenia, some regions of Iraq, Cyprus, and some regions in Georgia as Turkish territory, made some headlines one day earlier.

According to the authors of the school text, Batumi is a historical Turkish town, now located in Georgia, the news agency "Kavkzakiy Uzel" reported, informing that the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Georgia is going to check the matter.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Bulent Arinc (Arinch) has stated that it is "unacceptable to print such books," and has requested details on the case. Arinc, however, explained the map as being just an unintended mistake.
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Re: Turkey "Apologises" for School Map -Blast from the Past-

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:23 pm

Somebody's been there and done that (this 'news' does date from 2012):

cyprus38116.html?hilit=map%20turkey%20bulgaria

Are you Greek nationalists running out of material?
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Re: Turkey "Apologises" for School Map -Blast from the Past-

Postby DrCyprus » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:34 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:Somebody's been there and done that (this 'news' does date from 2012):

cyprus38116.html?hilit=map%20turkey%20bulgaria

Are you Greek nationalists running out of material?


AKP is still in power, and this still appears in Turkish schoolbooks and as we can deduce from current events forms part of the Turkish agenda.
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Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:56 pm

RE: "this still appears in Turkish schoolbooks"

While I agree that Erdoğan and the AKP have a neo-Ottoman agenda, this does not appear in Turkish schoolbooks. If only some of you people would take the trouble to read the stuff you post, you would have seen that, included in the very text you posted, is:

"The content of the multimedia, part of Istanbul students' schoolbooks is wrong, the Turkish officials have said, offering apologies and stating they had no idea how this information ended up in education materials. State employees are quoted saying the former Head of the Istanbul Education Department is to be blamed in full for the blunder."
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Re: Turkey "Apologises" for School Map -Blast from the Past-

Postby Sotos » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:05 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:RE: "this still appears in Turkish schoolbooks"

While I agree that Erdoğan and the AKP have a neo-Ottoman agenda, this does not appear in Turkish schoolbooks. If only some of you people would take the trouble to read the stuff you post, you would have seen that, included in the very text you posted, is:

"The content of the multimedia, part of Istanbul students' schoolbooks is wrong, the Turkish officials have said, offering apologies and stating they had no idea how this information ended up in education materials. State employees are quoted saying the former Head of the Istanbul Education Department is to be blamed in full for the blunder."


Tim, we are not talking about a typo. This is not something that can happen by mistake. This was intentionally done and it is so obvious that means that editors and many others that the book past from before it was published saw it and choose not to change it.
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Re: Turkey "Apologises" for School Map -Blast from the Past-

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:35 pm

Sotos wrote:This is not something that can happen by mistake.


Why not?
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Re: Turkey "Apologises" for School Map -Blast from the Past-

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:41 pm

Mistakes happen. Example:

A Calgary-based travel company is apologizing after mixing up two of Canada’s best known islands.

An Anderson Vacations brochure offering an 11-day tour to Newfoundland and Labrador instead shows a map of Cape Breton, labelled with the names of cities and towns in Newfoundland.


http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/map-mix-up-c ... -1.2383633
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Re: Turkey "Apologises" for School Map -Blast from the Past-

Postby Sotos » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:06 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:Mistakes happen. Example:

A Calgary-based travel company is apologizing after mixing up two of Canada’s best known islands.

An Anderson Vacations brochure offering an 11-day tour to Newfoundland and Labrador instead shows a map of Cape Breton, labelled with the names of cities and towns in Newfoundland.


http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/map-mix-up-c ... -1.2383633


your example is a case of somebody who doesn't know geography using the wrong image in a brochure... or even an intentional prank by an employee. This (Turkish map) is not the case of using the wrong image (e.g. using an image of Turkmenistan instead of an image of Turkey) in some travel brochure, but a case of CREATING an image in very intentional manner. And this was not done by some travel company, but by the ministry of education of a country. If in your schools yearbook you found your name under the picture of another student that would probably be a mistake. But if instead your picture had been photoshoped to show you with a huge nose and an afro hairstyle, this clearly couldn't have happened by mistake.
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Re: Turkey "Apologises" for School Map -Blast from the Past-

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:11 pm

It is pretty obvious to me that this was a misprint that was rapidly corrected and an apology was also issued. This map most certainly does not normally appear in Turkish school textbooks. If you wish to believe otherwise, do so. I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
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Re: Turkey "Apologises" for School Map -Blast from the Past-

Postby Sotos » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:21 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:It is pretty obvious to me that this was a misprint that was rapidly corrected and an apology was also issued. This map most certainly does not normally appear in Turkish school textbooks. If you wish to believe otherwise, do so. I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.


Dude, this is not a typo. The ONLY way that image could exist is if somebody intentionally created it. Not only that but it was allowed to pass from editing, printing and distribution. Do you think that such thing could have happened if somebody had photoshoped an image of Ataturk and placed a huge piece of shit on his head?
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