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Turkey: Redefining the public space, one piece at a time

Turkey: Redefining the public space, one piece at a time

By | July 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm | 2 comments

Republic of Turkey was founded on a vast space of historical heritage circa a century ago in Asia Minor. Connecting western and eastern hemispheres of civilizations, the region is the classical melting pot of different aspects of Hellenism, Roman might, Caucasian and Middle...

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Turkey: When tomorrow is yesterday

Turkey: When tomorrow is yesterday

By | August 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm | 3 comments

As of today fighting between the Turkish armed forces and PKK guerrillas in Semdinli province in southeastern Turkey continues for fifteen days. Since Turkish security forces do not allow press into the greater region, no citizen reports could be verified. The national media...

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The Netherlands go where Turkey is coming from

The Netherlands go where Turkey is coming from

By | April 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 4 comments

Fréderike Geerdink “Abdullah Gül has no right to speak”, I hear all the time as a reaction to President Gül resisting the ideology of Dutch politician Geert Wilders, which discriminates against people and marginalises them. That’s because Gül has a problem handling...

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Grandma’s Tattoos

Grandma’s Tattoos

By | March 16, 2012 at 1:09 am | No comments

In 1919, just at the end of WW I, the Allied forces reclaimed 90,819 Armenian, young girls and children who, during the war years, were forced to become prostitutes to survive, or had given birth to children after forced or arranged marriages or rape. Many of these women were...

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Smyrna: Destruction of a cosmopolitan city – 1900-1922

Smyrna: Destruction of a cosmopolitan city – 1900-1922

By | February 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm | One comment

An interesting and powerful documentary by Maria Iliou on destruction of Smyrna (Izmir) in the eve of the foundation of Turkish Republic. (English with Greek subtitles) Smyrna: Destruction of a cosmopolitan city Ταινία που αναφέρετε στην...

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Hrant Dink. In Memoriam

Hrant Dink. In Memoriam

By | January 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm | 2 comments

Tomorrow is January 19th. Since 2008, it is the anniversary of Hrant Dink's treacherous murder by one nationalist pawn in front of his newspaper, Agos in Istanbul on January 19th, 2007. It was a murder perpetrated by a number of public officials, carried out by a radicalized...

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Remembering ‘Ravished Armenia’: Arshaluys (Aurora) Mardiganian’s take on Genocide

Remembering ‘Ravished Armenia’: Arshaluys (Aurora) Mardiganian’s take on Genocide

By | December 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm | No comments

Yesterday a bill passed at French parliament criminalizing negation of modern times genocides. The bill proposes jail-time and fines for people who publicly deny, say the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by the Ottoman Empire causing havoc among academics most of whom claim this act is...

Posted in: Armenians, Featured, Freedom of Expression, Opinion

A Time for Prudence

By | August 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm | No comments

Turkish parliament amending a law banning minority institutions to claim ownership on their confiscated real estates, made it possible for them to claim all such estates which they have declared back in 1936. In 1936, Turkish government asked such foundations to provide proofs...

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Dink: “Turkey should not boast of being a social state”

By | April 10, 2011 at 12:45 am | No comments

A.A. Wife of slain Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, Rakel Dink said she doesn't know how discriminative and racist comments, behavior, plans and projects would be collected, put aside and trashed. She spoke at "Setting up peace" conference organized by Peace Initiative...

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Re-islamization of Asia Minor

By | September 30, 2010 at 9:08 pm | No comments

Ultra-nationalists are planning to conquer Asia Minor, all over again. Tomorrow, on October 1st, MHP, their major political organization is planning a Friday prayer session in Holy Virgin Cathedral at Ani, a sacred and antique settlement in what used to be Western Armenia. They...

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