Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Turkey angry with FIFA over the Kurdish language

The Turkish Soccer Federation is upset with FIFA over the listing of Kurdish as an official language in the Almanac of World Football 2006. Turkish is the only official language in Turkey, however many in the southeastern part of the country speak Kurdish. This is a part of the country were a "low level" civil war has been happening since 1984.

FIFA says that they had "no editorial authority over the book, and that he had already apologized for the misunderstanding." They say that the information came from the CIA World Factbook.

This is sure to increase the already high tension between Turkey and FIFA.


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