Turkish Daily News – 69 words in 1 sentence

From a 2003 edition of the Turkish Daily News, Turkey’s only daily English newspaper:

In full, the sentence reads:

Protestors hold portraits of Abdul Abbas, a leader of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) also known as Mohammed Abbas, the leader of PLF, who killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner Achille Lauro in 1985 and US Special Forces captured him Monday 14 April, 2003 in Baghdad, during a protest to demand the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails, along the streets of Gaza city, on Monday.

In 2001, the Turkish Daily News cost 300,000 TL. The last time I checked, customers have to pay 1.5 million TL to put up with the above poor standard. As the monopoly English newspaper in Turkey, the Turkish Daily News can do whatever it wants and foreigners will still buy it. I used to buy the paper on a semi-regular basis. Now I hardly ever buy the newspaper.

A few years ago there was a second, livelier newspaper, the Turkish News, however this paper did not last long. Since the demise of the Turkish News, the Turkish Daily News has price-gouged its captive audience. The price may have increased 500% but the content has remained thin and dry.

In contrast to Turkey, Iran has at least 3 daily English newspapers.

Some readers may argue, like the Turkish Daily News, Joe’s Ramblings’ grammar is poor and content thin and dry, but I don’t charge 1.5 million (more than USD $1) for you to read it! 🙂

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