Passport to a more tolerant Turkey
Benny Ziffer remembers a country where tolerance was the norm, before it was ruined by its politicians.
ISTANBUL - Shortly before I left for Istanbul, I received a package containing a book that was published in Australia, entitled "The Memory of Salt." The author is Alice Melike Ulgezer, a young writer who was born in Australia to a Turkish father. Right away, I remembered her and our meeting in Cairo about 10 years ago, in a dark pub called After Eight that was shrouded in cigarette smoke and the odor...
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