Saturday, July 23, 2005

Raw material matters....   posted by Razib @ 7/23/2005 11:45:00 AM

From Sons of the Conquerors: The Rise of the Turkic World:

...The German Turks in my queue for a 1998 workers' charter flight to Berlin seemed a tribe apart from other queues filled with more sophisticated-looking Istanbul businessmen and holiday-makers. They were indeed of different origin, since Turkey had sent village folk to work in Germany, wanting to give industrial training to is rural underclass...The men were short, stock Anatolian types, wearing baggy trousers, clipped beards and gruff expressions, a pre-1980 rural style....