Turkish state mobilises against Kurdish names
"When Tufan Akcan, a Turkish father from Ardahan in north-eastern Turkey, named his baby after his favorite singer, little did he expect that he could be charged with attempting sabotage against the state. What Akcan, a 26-year-old construction worker, had done wrong in the eyes of the state was to choose a Kurdish name for his daughter: Berivan, which means milkmaid."

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