Let the blames begin and continue…

ISTANBUL — If he knew me, Suat Kilic, Turkey’s sports minister, would probably say that I decorate my backside with henna — Turkish vernacular for a naysayer who gloats over the misfortunes of others.


The government seems unable to deal with dissent from this freer-thinking urban professional class other than with police batons. And yet in its bid to host the Games — and to develop the city in just the ways these people contest — it touted their image as its own. I don’t know whether that’s the ultimate sign of disconnect or cynicism.

By Andrew Finkel

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