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English translation: Oh, our dear Ankara. Its officials even try to confiscate items that have become part of our history

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15:22 Mar 9, 2000
Turkish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Journalism
Turkish term or phrase: tarihin tasarrufunda olan etiketler
From a column in Sabah newspaper criticising the short-sightedness of Turkish officialdom, and in particular the decision to shut down the CNN-Turk TV station.
Full sentence:
Ah su bizim Ankara ... Tarihin tasarrufunda olan etiketlere bile gumruk kesmeye kalkar... (Sorry, I don't have Turkish characters)
Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 10:28
English translation:Oh, our dear Ankara. Its officials even try to confiscate items that have become part of our history
Explanation:
This is not meant to be translated too literally - the writer just means that they've had this service for a long time, and now the governmrnt has turned its attention to it - is nothing sacred?
Selected response from:

Barry Cooney
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:28
Grading comment
I guess it is just very difficult conceptually to find a way of expressing this idea in English.
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1on labels belonging to Historyloisavci
naThat does not make any sense indeed. I suggest you skip this phraseÖzgür Sevinç
naOh our dear Ankara.... (read the rest below)Ayse White
naOh, our dear Ankara. Its officials even try to confiscate items that have become part of our historyBarry Cooney
na"the etiquettes under the monopoly of the history"
Ali Osman TEZCAN


  

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22 mins
"the etiquettes under the monopoly of the history"


Explanation:
"the etiquettes under the monopoly of the history"

Ali Osman TEZCAN
Turkey
Local time: 11:28
Native speaker of: Turkish
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
on labels belonging to History


Explanation:
Full sentence: "Oh, this Ankara of ours...can up and charge customs duties even on labels belonging to History.

loisavci
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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8 hrs
Oh, our dear Ankara. Its officials even try to confiscate items that have become part of our history


Explanation:
This is not meant to be translated too literally - the writer just means that they've had this service for a long time, and now the governmrnt has turned its attention to it - is nothing sacred?

Barry Cooney
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 2
Grading comment
I guess it is just very difficult conceptually to find a way of expressing this idea in English.
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17 hrs
Oh our dear Ankara.... (read the rest below)


Explanation:
Oh our dear Ankara... It would attempt to collect customs duty even on labels under history's disposition.

This is the closest I can come up with.
Hope it helps.

Ayse White
United States
Local time: 03:28
Native speaker of: Turkish
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76 days
That does not make any sense indeed. I suggest you skip this phrase


Explanation:
I guess the idea behind this is that "Who is Ankara to shut down CNN".

Özgür Sevinç
Local time: 11:28
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Changes made by editors
Mar 11, 2006 - Changes made by Özden Arıkan:
FieldOther » Art/Literary
Field (specific)(none) » Journalism


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