Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Reporter on Palestinian human rights
U.N. Representative Richard Falk is calling for the creation of a world capital, and wants it to be in Istanbul, Turkey. Falk, the Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton and a Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, says Istanbul meets his criteria for a world capital, pointing to its move away from secularization. What Falk failed to point out in his essay is that Turkey is 99.8 percent Muslim and suppresses non-Muslim voices and non-Muslim viewpoints.
Nevertheless, Falk says the idea of a world city is most often associated with being a centre of world trade and finance, but it usually also has cultural and tourist destinations that attracts visitors. He points out that the rankings of world…
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