Members of the Memphis Rotary Club heard some unexpectedly tough talk on
Thursday from Nabi Sensoy, ambassador to the United States from Turkey, this
year's Memphis in May honoree. Though most of his 30-minute luncheon address to
Rotarians at the Convention Center was devoted to the polite bromides expected
on such an occasion (example: "I'm looking forward to 'walking in Memphis'"),
Sensoy minced no words when it came to several specific problem
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