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Ibn what university?
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CitationÖcal, H. (2017). Ibn what university?. Açık Medeniyet, 2, 3.
The writer of this column has also joined only a couple of months ago and therefore is subject of questions about his new school. When I tell my colleagues and friends that I have joined the “İbn Haldun Üniversitesi” the usual reaction happens to “Ibn what?” Ibn Haldun, my man! Have you never heard of him? No, he has not. How could he? We are living in a country where even our language has gone through a catastrophe (Geoffrey Lewis, The Turkish language reform: A catastrophic success. Oxford 1999.). We cannot read the tombstones of our own grandparents. We denied the legacy of them; we have forsaken everything they have built for us or transferred from their parents.