A flower is not easily grown in a swamp. We are trying our best to pull up the flowers, make them fade and destroy them! What a shame!
In the future, Turkey's greatest public support is going to come from students studying in those schools beyond our borders. A Russian official succinctly stated the essence of this work: "There are two important events in Russian life: One of these is Yuri Gagarin's being sent into space before the Americans, and the other is the opening of these schools."
If foreigners are thinking like this, what are we doing?Cenk Koray, Aksam daily, 3/13/98