May 21, 2009

Turkish Advertising Ready for Membership in the EU

Make peace with the world. Anti-stress tea from Rasayana.

Ah, Turkey. Smells like European spirit, what? Advertising Agency Art Grup of Istanbul, Turkey thinks this ad for Rasayana Tea is just the thing to get sales simmering. They're probably right. Soon Rasayana Tea will be as popular in Turkey as their perennial bestseller, Mein Kampf.

Posted by Vanderleun at May 21, 2009 7:34 AM
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"Swastika" brand rice (replete with the appropriate logo) is a very popular brand in India, since the swastika is an ancient Indian symbol. I've seen it in central asian grocery stores here in the U.S.

Posted by: Roderick Reilly at May 21, 2009 10:25 AM

I wandered into this Nazi-memorabilia themed Seoul with some fellow troops about 25 years ago.

It had been a news item on AFN, as some local Jews (yes, apparently there are Jews in Seoul) had complained about it to the owners.

The Koreans couldn't understand what the controversy was about.

Meh. Silly advertising gone wrong.

Posted by: Eric Blair at May 21, 2009 3:26 PM

Our politicians tell us that Turkey is ready to be embraced into the arms of the E.U along with open borders,...I have my doubts.Turkey has long standing connections with Germany...they know what this stands for.

Posted by: thud at May 23, 2009 4:42 PM