Friday, August 22, 2008

Update Beijing 2008

Gold for Turkey, Wrestling Men's Freestyle 66 kg SAHIN Ramazan
Gold for the Netherlands, Cycling - Track Women's Points Race VOS Marianne
Gold for the Netherlands, Swimming Men's Marathon 10km van der WEIJDEN Maarten
Gold for the Netherlands, Water Polo Women
Silver for Turkey, Taekwondo Women -57kg TANRIKULU Azize
Bronze for Turkey, Boxing Men's Feather (57kg) KILIC Yakup

Turkish prestige and image

Omar Hassan al Bashir, right, Sudan’s president, and Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s president, review a military guard of honour as Mr Bashir arrived in Ankara for last January’s state visit.
And 2 days ago, Omar Hassan al Bashir visited Turkey again for the Turkey-Africa summit.
President Gul declared that what happens in Darfur is a tragedy and the Sudanese President, who holds a press conference told journalists that the genocide claims are an International conspiracy.
Turkey is a Nato member and an EU candidate. I don't know the impact of the visits of the Iranian and Sudanese president yet, but Turkey is loosing ground, respect and will be accused to host on a cozy way these leaders. And the 'denial' stories, I heard these voices for a long time now.
Emre wrote two entries about this, you can read it here.

Turkish politics

Turkish politics and USA politics.

Day Opening - August 22

Steve Steigman was a photographer best known for this
black and white photo "Blown Away".

He died on October 18, 2004.