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Them’s fighting words! The politics of place names

August 7, 2014 • World News


FILE – In this July 24, 1974 file photo, aTurkish army tank passes the Saray Hotel in the Turkish section of Nicosia, Cyprus. On the roof of a nearby building is a picture of Kemal Ataturk, founder of the modern Turkish republic. Some place names don’t just tell us where we live or where we’re going. They’re also a political statement, or in the eyes of some a politically incorrect one. They may not spark a war of the worlds, but a war of words they can. One of the most Login to read more

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