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Can Turkey construct a modern national identity without facing its troubled past?

The killing of more than one million Armenians during and after World War I and alleged human rights abuses against the Kurds have long been sensitive political issues in Turkey.

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But as Turkey tries to prove its democratic credentials in its bid for EU accession, some say it must push harder for a more inclusive public debate about its violent past.

Joining us on Thursday's Riz Khan show, will be Ece Temelkuran, the author of Deep Mountain: Across the Turkish-Armenian Divide, and Mustafa Aytol, a journalist and writer.

This episode of Riz Khan Thursday, December 16, 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera