The June 2 commentary on Turkey (“Between two worlds”) written by Ertugrul Tuzcu, a board member with the Minnesota International Center, included a reference to a task force report on the country written by the Council on Foreign Relations.
Although some of the material in the column was correctly attributed to the report, the author used several passages from the report verbatim, or with very slight word changes, without adequate attribution.
The Star Tribune Editorial Board and the Minnesota International Center are partners in “Great Decisions,” a monthly dialogue discussing foreign-policy topics, and the commentary was written as part of that series.
We are working with the center on attribution guidelines for future commentaries submitted as part of “Great Decisions.” In the meantime, we apologize to the Council on Foreign Relations and our readers.
Scott Gillespie, editorial Page Editor
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