Taken 2 (2012): Orientalising Istanbul…

After all debates on Orientalism, not much progress in American blockbusters. Istanbul that is represented in Taken 2 looks like somewhere from 1970s. Check out the police cars. Such old cars…. and you will throw grenades in one of the most crowded corners of the city and they will let you throw more:) … And nearly all local women are veiled or in black chador… Congratulations for a terrible representation…

?Taken 2?: full of discrepancies and misrepresentations by Aydoğan Vatandaş*

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews
Perceptions of Turks and Muslims in the 20th century have been shaped by the perceptions of the century that preceded it.

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