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Talal Al-Torifi

Talal Al-Torifi is a Saudi academic and media professional

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Turkish scholar’s selective sampling of history reflects his grandiose and discriminatory attitudes

In this final part of my response to a series of recent newspaper articles by Turkish scholar Zakaria Qurshon, it is important to be aware that we are facing a situation where some historians use history to advance political agendas or achieve ideological and ethnic objectives.

July 24, 2020

Turks’ pre-Ottoman history based on myth and imagination

Some peoples suffer from crises of ethnicity, ideology and sometimes culture that extend from their early origins. Therefore, some issues of history are problematic for them.

July 20, 2020