Elif Shafak

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Coming from Turkey, seeing the experiences there, not only in Turkey, across the Middle East, the Balkans, for us for instance the word nationalism is, for me personally, has a very negative meaning because I've seen how ugly it can get, how destructive it can become, how violent it can become and how it can divide people into imaginary categories and make them lose that cultural coexistence.feedback
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Aug 18 2017 Turkey
Elif Shafak has most recently been quoted in an article called I wish I could change my party's name because of problems with nationalism. Elif Shafak said, “Whereas when I come here I hear the word nationalism being used in a different way and I felt that, can nationalism ever be benign? Can it ever be a benevolent thing? So there is a part of me that doubts that very much.”. Elif Shafak has been quoted a grand total of 2 times in 1 article.
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