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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Turkey Upset Over ITV Documentary About Conditions In Orphanages

Turkey may make its anger known to the British government over an ITV documentary on conditions in some state-run Turkish orphanages. Sarah Ferguson, former wife of the Duke of York, participated in a visit to the orphanages, but did not reveal her identity during the trip. The Turkish government indicated that it believed the ITV crew wanted to portray the government in a "bad light" as Turkey tries for entry into the European Union, and that the former Duchess was part of the attempt. ITV has defended its news gathering and its documentary. Read more here in a Guardian story.

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