Roger L. Simon

Not your father's "Stamboul Train"

I received in email the following photographs of one of the Danish cartoon demonstrations last month. Where did it take place? Tehran? Riyadh?… No, Instanbul – the great romantic city of Graham Greene and flagship of secular Islam via Ataturk. How representative are these pictures of even a small portion of Turkish opinion? I certainly don’t know, but they are not reassuring.