Turkish blog this morning is full of the news of Orhan Pamuk a famous son of Turkey whose great writings contribute to the personal interest I have in Turkey whose very soul is the essence of greatness and whose literary contribution to my now specialism retired I hasten to add of EFL - has been a starting point for me since Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006 and his agent or friends communicate his every word and publication to me in Turkish and English and I am grateful!
About Pamuk and his anti Turkishness ... thats another question and I remember at Tech College the Anti Britishness business took hold and I had to side with the Military and I still do but nevertheless I am not blind to the mistakes of the Human Race whether they are the military or not ........ neither are they blind to any mistakes I might make so we live on.
The article here by John Keenan deals with Pamuk starting another outcry in Fans of Football in Istanbul and the rest of Turkey and Europe .. Pamuk feels Turkish football is nationalist! Presumably what he means to say .. is it would be hard for Turkish football to be anything less than that as it represents his country/Turkey ... as long as the fans are well behaved like me I have no objection. But the English fans have just recently cleared a bad name and now that they are very well behaved in my presence I wrote my poem/Southampton Football Club and dedicated to them ... the England Squad. Every now and then I have reminders of that Nationalism in Football which is evident here too .. John Keenan writer of blog/article supports Newcastle/England .. keep on writing .......great work!