Turkey's last World War I veteran dies

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    liverpool annie New Member

    This is'nt up to date news but thought you maybe interested !!

    Friday, April 4, 2008




    His mortal body was laid in his eternal resting place by a military ceremoney. Finance Minister Mr. Unakitan, who is a Tatar also, a MP of Eskisehir took part in the ceremony representing the Turkish Government. The ceremony coused a hell in Turkey in the last 3 days. The newspapers, intellectuals and the universsity protested the government and State President Mr. Abdullah Gul not taking part in the burial ceremony. They exampled the burial ceremony of a French Legionar who died also a few weeks ago. During that ceremony Mr. Sarkosy and 2 former Presidents of France took part.



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