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Saturday, January 21, 2006

On the 2nd Day before elections...

Istanbul, Turkey

This is the culminating session of the World Tribunal on Iraq. It is of particular significance that it is being held here in Turkey where the United States used Turkish air bases to launch numerous bombing missions to degrade Iraqs defenses before the March 2003 invasion and has sought and continues to seek political support from the Turkish government, which it regards as an ally. All this was done in the face of enormous popular opposition by the Turkish people.

-Arundhati Roy, Opening Statement of Arundhati Roy on behalf of the jury of conscience of the world tribunal of Iraq.

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