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Iraqi president advises multilingualism as solution for Turkey

Mis à jour : 29 Déc 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010, Hürriyet Daily News

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has entered Turkey’s ongoing debate on a pro-Kurdish party’s call for “bilingualism,” advising the country to adopt a multilingual system to allow different ethnic groups to understand each other better.

“To be frank, I do not want to intervene in Turkey’s domestic affairs. But I can talk about our experiences. For example, the use of different languages enriches our culture in Iraq. If you educate a Turkmen in his native language, this student will comprehend much better,” Talabani said in an interview with the private NTV channel Wednesday.Read more...