Soccer, Memory and Politics: How Galatasaray Omits Former Star in UEFA Trophy Celebrations

Twenty years after Galatasaray won the UEFA Cup, celebrations marked the moment of Turkey’s biggest achievement in Europe at the club level. One name was missing: Hakan Sukur — the King.

Bulent Korkmaz (L), Galatasaray’s first captain, and the second captain Hakan Sukur (R) lift the UEFA trophy after a penalty shootout that followed a 120-minute final against Arsenal on May 17, in 2000. (Photo credit: UEFA)
Leon Trotsky and Lev Borisovich Kamenev were removed out of an image of a scene featuring Vladimir Lenin’s address to people before the departure of the Red Army for the Polish front in 1920. Photograph by G. P. Goldshtein / Tate

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