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By Gwinn Owens | October 13, 1991
The phone number for the Cyprus Tourism Organization in Oct. 13's Travel section was incorrect. The phone number is (212) 683-5280.The Sun regrets the error.Where is the crossroads of the world?Waiting in Larnaca Airport for our departure from a vacation in Cyprus, I made a note of all the cities listed on the arrival and departure board: Vienna, Athens, Benghadsi, Bahrain, Munich, Aden, Amman, Damascus, Cairo, London, Newcastle, Beirut, Edinburgh, Moscow, Jiddah, Sanaa, Paris, Zurich. That should settle the crossroads claim, but if not, consider history.
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By Gwinn Owens | October 13, 1991
The phone number for the Cyprus Tourism Organization in Oct. 13's Travel section was incorrect. The phone number is (212) 683-5280.The Sun regrets the error.Where is the crossroads of the world?Waiting in Larnaca Airport for our departure from a vacation in Cyprus, I made a note of all the cities listed on the arrival and departure board: Vienna, Athens, Benghadsi, Bahrain, Munich, Aden, Amman, Damascus, Cairo, London, Newcastle, Beirut, Edinburgh, Moscow, Jiddah, Sanaa, Paris, Zurich. That should settle the crossroads claim, but if not, consider history.
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By Stanley A. Blumberg | April 1, 1991
HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAQ. A Human Rights Watch Book. By David A. Korn. Yale University Press. 155 pages. $19.95.COUNTRIES that torture their citizens almost always deny it.Several years ago, I encountered an example of this while having dinner with a government minister in Seoul. My host refused to admit that his government engaged in this cruel practice. It was only after I reminded him that one of our mutual friends had lost the sight of an eye while in a local prison that he stopped protesting and fell silent.
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By Stanley A. Blumberg | April 1, 1991
HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAQ. A Human Rights Watch Book. By David A. Korn. Yale University Press. 155 pages. $19.95.COUNTRIES that torture their citizens almost always deny it.Several years ago, I encountered an example of this while having dinner with a government minister in Seoul. My host refused to admit that his government engaged in this cruel practice. It was only after I reminded him that one of our mutual friends had lost the sight of an eye while in a local prison that he stopped protesting and fell silent.
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By Amberin Zaman | September 23, 2005
ANKARA, TURKEY -- A court has ordered the cancellation of a conference where Turkish academics were expected to challenge the official version of events surrounding mass deaths among the nation's Armenians during and after World War I. The gathering scheduled to be held today in Istanbul was seen as a first and important step in this nation's efforts to confront its troubled past as it seeks membership of the European Union. The case to block the conference was brought by the Turkish Lawyers Union and other lawyers.
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August 10, 2007
The 90-year-old genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks is being turned into a spectacle - in Washington, naturally, where even the past becomes a fruitful topic for lobbyists. On one side are well-organized and locally influential Armenian-American interest groups and their Democratic friends in Congress, who want to push through a resolution declaring that the deaths of 1.2 million Armenians during World War I were in fact a result of genocide. On the other side is the Turkish government, which has hired former congressmen Richard A. Gephardt and Robert L. Livingston to push its case that Armenians died in the brutal chaos of war but that it wasn't genocide, and the Bush administration, which believes that current relations with Turkey are more important than parsing a crime that took place during Woodrow Wilson's presidency.
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April 5, 1991
Alfred Charles Buck, 80, developer of the folding Buck Hunting Knife, died of cancer Sunday at his home in El Cajon, Calif. Mr. Buck learned to make hunting knives from his father, Hoyt Heath Buck, and together they began a business behind their San Diego home in 1948. Buck Knives Inc. has since become one of the world's premiere manufacturers of knives, employing about 400 people in El Cajon and doing about $40 million a year in business.Bishop Walter McCollough, 76, leader for three decades of the United House of Prayer for All People, Rock of the Apostolic Faith, died March 21 at Howard University Hospital in Washington after a long illness.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 27, 1998
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Nearly a thousand years after it was lost to history, Turkish archaeologists have apparently found ruins of the Great Palace from which Byzantine emperors ruled much of the known world.The archaeologists, while cleaning an underground Ottoman chamber in April, noticed a narrow corridor filled with dirt and debris. As they crawled through it with increasing excitement they realized they were looking not at Ottoman ruins but at something much older."It is wonderful, one of the most important finds in many years," Erendiz Ozbayoglu, a professor of classical languages at Istanbul University, said last week.
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By The Washington Post | October 4, 2009
MERRILL PETERSON, 88 Scholar of 19th-century America Merrill Peterson, a University of Virginia professor whose writings on Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and other figures made him a renowned historian of 19th-century America, died Tuesday at a retirement home in Charlottesville, Va. He had pneumonia. Dr. Peterson was teaching at Brandeis University when he wrote his first book, "The Jefferson Image in the American Mind" (1960), which explored the relatively new field of intellectual history by focusing less on Jefferson's life than on the wide-ranging influence of his ideas.
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By Will Englund and Will Englund,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 20, 1998
MOSCOW -- Faith brought a thousand people to an old war monument here yesterday, faith in the redemptive power of a man who in life was loving, mild and inadequate.In death, the murdered Czar Nicholas II has become something else altogether. Above the priests and uniformed Cossacks and kerchiefed old women who came to mark his 130th birthday, the banners flapping in the warm breeze bore his likeness as if that of an icon."I think the czar fulfilled his mission, which was like Christ's," said Valentina Shatskaya.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Yesim Borg and Tracy Wilkinson and Yesim Borg,Los Angeles Times | January 20, 2007
ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- An outspoken journalist who repeatedly clashed with Turkish authorities here over recognition of the early 20th-century slaughter of Armenians was shot to death in broad daylight yesterday on a busy downtown street. Hrant Dink, who as editor of a Turkish-Armenian newspaper was the leading voice for his ethnic community, died a week after he wrote about threats from unknown forces who he said regarded him "an enemy of the Turks." Street demonstration Hundreds of people marched last night from Istanbul's central Taksim Square to the offices of Dink's Agos weekly newspaper, near the spot on a sidewalk where he was shot in the head.
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By LAURA CADIZ and LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTER | March 27, 2006
Don't let Angela Scagliola's Italian name fool you. Her ancestry may be half Italian, but yesterday her Greek heritage took center stage as she reigned as the first Miss Greek Independence Day at a parade celebrating the revolt 185 years ago that culminated in Greece winning its freedom from the Ottoman Turks. The 21-year-old from Bel Air waved the blue-and-white Greek flag while riding on a float in Baltimore's Greektown, greeting spectators at the Greek Independence Day Mid-Atlantic Parade.
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