Turkish ‘sex slave’ heats up US election debate
NEW HAVEN – Associated Press
Foley said ‘Odalisque’ is a name given to works by great artists like Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, who named his famous oil painting in 1814 with this Turkish-origin word.A Turkish word for “concubine” has stirred up an election debate in the United States.
Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley clashed over tax policy, spending and the name of Foley’s yacht in a lively final debate before the Nov. 4 election.
A question about boat names was posed during an Oct. 2 debate on WTNH-TV.
Foley’s boat is named “Odalisque,” a word of Turkish origin for “concubine.”
Malloy said he would have changed the name of his boat if it was named after a “sex slave,” though Foley responded by stressing that "Odalisque" was the name of several great works of art and referred to something beautiful, not a sex slave.