Greece and Turkey in puppet war

Athens and Ankara locked in cultural battle over origins of popular form of puppetry.

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    The United Nations has become involved in a dispute between Greece and Turkey - but the fight is not over territory.

    Instead, the two countries are locked in a cultural war over the origins of a popular form of puppetry.

    The UN's recent decision to recognise Turkey's puppet tradition - known as Karagiozis - triggered the clash. Now Greece is headed to the UN to assert its own distinctive puppet culture.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Athens, Greece.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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