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Monday, May 4, 2009

Incoming message about Turkey, subject: "Wardak etc."

The Ministry receives all kinds of crazy stuff with its incoming correspondence. It cannot possibly cope with this. It is regularly overloaded with nonsense. Some of what is coming in is interesting, though. Like this piece of news from Turkey, delivered to the All Things Reminiscent of Afghanistan Working Group:
"41 killed in attack on wedding in Turkey
(...)
NTV says the motive for the attack was a feud between rival groups of pro-government village guards who fight alongside Turkish troops against Kurdish rebels."

The colleague at the ATRA WG, who sent it along, simply wrote "Wardak etc." into the subject line.

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