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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Turkish Children on "Europe"

WHAT do Turkish children think of when you speak of Europe ?
“It means a holiday resort.”
“It's a place that has one and a half months of holiday.”
“It's the furthest country of the world.”
“The European Union must be a big cloud.” (He can only have got that from seeing the expressions on his parents' faces when they're watching television news about the EU.)
Six-year-old Ceren says he feels that Europe
means “peace”.
Six-year-old Ataberk says that it means "to make up after you've had a fight".

I was doing some research on the end of the Cold War and found this in an article of Le Monde Diplomatique from 2005.


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