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Turkish poem censored over word ‘beer’

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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-02-13

Turkey’s ministry of education has censored two verses of a poem by Turkish poet Edip Cansever in school books because they feature the word “beer.” There is also an attempt to ban Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” because aspects are deemed “immoral.”

Two verses of the poem “Table,” which was written by renowned Turkish poet Edip Cansever, have been omitted from high school books since they include the word “beer.”

The omitted verses are as follows: “So many days he had wanted to drink a beer! He put on the table the pouring of that beer.”

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Date created : 2013-02-13

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