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Football, Xenophobia and Orientalism: The Case of Frankfurter Allgemiene Zeitung

FAZ is one of the most so-called serious newspapers of the German media. In their 20.6.08 issue, on the page 32, they gave a column to the Turkish football team. One paragraph was striking:

“Allerdings wirkt es, als finde Terim Gefallen am weigen Streit zwischen ihm und dem manchmal sehr phanasievollen Reportern. Der Mann mit dem Gehabe eines osmanisches Paschas pflegt das Reizklima nach Kräften…”

you dont have to understand the whole text, the phrase “Ottoman Pasha” is what we are lookin at. The images of the past, the orientalism and xenophobie and the spirit of the Ottoman Empire alive and continues to live in the pages of newspapers. Bravo FAZ!!!

June 23, 2008 - Posted by | Turkish daily, Turkish Politics

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