revenge (links to original article)
(Hürriyet Newspaper, 20 February 2011)
//ed. note: Karagöz revenge aspect in last para of original article)//
The Greeks, who haven't been able to stomach UNESCO's decision
last year to register the shadow play Hacivat and Karagöz as a
'Turkish cultural heritage', are readying revenge by entering the
Guinness Book of World Records thanks to 'Karagiozis' (Greek for
A mask of Karagöz measuring 13.5 x 8.5 meters will be displayed
for a Guinness official one day before the parade for the Iskeçe
Carnival that will take place on 6 March. The goal is to have the
blue and white Karagöz mask enter the Guinness Book of World
Records as 'the biggest mask in the world'.
The Greek media, which has reacted to UNESCO's registering of
the Karagöz patent to Turkey with headlines like 'They've Turkified
Karagiozis' and 'They've Given Karagiozis a Turkish Passport', claim
that with this mask revenge will be theirs.