From Ataturk to Erdogan: Turks rewrite history

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Interesting article discussing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claim that “Muslims discovered the Americas three centuries before Christopher Columbus” as an attempt to reshape Turkey’s national identity and narrative.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/11/turkey-historical-revisionism-ataturk-erdogan.html?utm_source=Al-Monitor+Newsletter+%5BEnglish%5D&utm_campaign=1100a4ffb3-November_21_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_28264b27a0-1100a4ffb3-93109553#ixzz3JmP4THkH