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Wolfowitz & Turkey
Yalcin Kucuk, Ph. D., expressed his displeasure to the news that World Bank
President Paul Wolfowitz, who he thinks “might be gay,” has donated $5,143 to a gay organization in Turkey.
Turkey’s first and only gay organization Kaos GL, qualified for economic assistance from the World Bank for a second time. Last year, the organization had obtained a donation from the World bank, towards putting together a brochure which would highlight the problems and experiences that the gays would have with their families. This year, for a project targeting the youth, the organization will receive $5,143.00. The project, called “All together”, aims to address the change the gay oriented discriminatory behaviour of the youth. Of the 100 Turkish organizations that had applied to the World Bank, Kaos GL was one of the five that was selected.
“HE FAVORS THEM”
The fact that the organization received the donation twice caused further rumors. In a television program, Yalcin Kucuk, Ph.D., insisted that the president of World Bank, Wolfowitz could be gay, and that he favored the gay organization. He also reminded the fact that, while other World Bank Presidents rarely visited Turkey, Wolfowitz was a very frequent visitor. On the other hand, Umut Guner, the Project Coordinator of the gay organization, responding to the rumors of Wolfowitz being gay, stated that “I personally would be curious of someone’s homosexuality, if I am attracted to him, otherwise, who is homosexual and who is not doesn’t concern me”. Guner followed by saying “If the World Bank hadn’t given the money to us, and had given it to the Laz (translator’s note: Laz are people of Greek origin who converted to Islam, and live predominantly around Northern Turkey, formerly Pontus area), would Wolfowitz be accused of being Laz?
Here is the link to the original article:
William Cohen - Ex-Defense Secretary US
The following article published Wednesday, January 3, 2007 edition of the http://www.gay.com/news/
Cohen's remarks are the first by a U.S. defense secretary indicating support for re-evaluating the law. He went on to say that "we ought to have discussions, some hearings" and noted that "I think that (incoming Senate Armed Services Committee chairman) Levin and others will ask for hearings and listen to testimony."
Cohen's remarks follow both Shalikashvili's op-ed and a December 2006 Zogby/Michael D. Palm Center poll finding that most service personnel are comfortable with lesbians and gay men.
"It's time to start thinking about it and starting to discuss it," Cohen said in an interview regarding a Jan. 2 New York Times op-ed by John Shalikashvili, retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
"I think what we're hearing from within the military is what we're hearing from within society -- that we're becoming a much more open, tolerant society for diverse opinions and orientation," Cohen said.
Shalikashvili wrote in the Times, "Last year I held a number of meetings with gay soldiers and Marines, including some with combat experience in Iraq, and an openly gay senior sailor who was serving effectively as a member of a nuclear submarine crew. These conversations showed me just how much the military has changed and that gays and lesbians can be accepted by their peers."
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