Soccer showdown shows Latvians and Turks in new light

  • 2003-11-13
  • By Elizabeth Celms
RIGA - Latvians and Turks are suddenly learning all kinds of things about each other, thanks to nothing less than a game of soccer. The Nov. 15 play-off between Latvia and Turkey is for a place in the 2004 European Championship, which Latvia has never qualified for before. As both countries count down the days until the big game, their respective media has been full of curious and revealing features about each other. However, all of this is nothing new to Iveta Seker. Latvian by birth, Turkish by spirit, her constant smile and welcoming gestures reflect the vivacious personality that de...
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