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A ‘new approach’ to the Kurdish issue: a road leading nowhere

A ‘new approach’ to the Kurdish issue: a road leading nowhere

By | March 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm | One comment

Fréderike Geerdink I have not been blogging for over a week. I have been uncertain what to blog about. Recently I have written a lot about oppression of Kurds, and I felt I needed more variety in my subjects. So I was pondering what to write about. But today, I decided to...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities

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...

Posted in: Armenians, Featured, Minorities

The Kids of Pozanti Prison: Following “The End”

The Kids of Pozanti Prison: Following “The End”

By | March 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm | 2 comments

This story that I am about to tell you does not have a happy ending. It all started two weeks ago. The news first appeared on the Dicle News Agency, an independent news website, based in Turkey, which mostly covers the Kurdish issue. The news itself was actually one year old....

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities

The Catch 22 of finding the truth about mass graves

The Catch 22 of finding the truth about mass graves

By | February 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm | No comments

Fréderike Geerdink ‘You can’t go there’, two police officers in a car tell us. I pretend to be a tourist and say: ‘But I know the view from there is so nice, why can’t we go and see it, I was here before with no problem’. ‘Maybe so’, they reply, ‘but now...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights, Kurds, Opinion, Turkey

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...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Featured, Greeks, Smyrna

Συγκλονίζει το χαμένο βίντεο από την καταστροφή της Σμύρνης

Συγκλονίζει το χαμένο βίντεο από την καταστροφή της Σμύρνης

By | February 2, 2012 at 12:01 am | No comments

Άλλοι θεωρούν πως είναι ένας απλός συνωστισμός σε λιμάνι. Άλλοι πάλι πιστεύουν ότι αυτό το βίντεο αποτελεί ένα χαμένο και εξαιρετικά πολύτιμο ιστορικής...

Posted in: Greece, Greeks, Smyrna

Hrant’s Friends: “State is an accomplice to the crime”

Hrant’s Friends: “State is an accomplice to the crime”

By | January 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm | No comments

As a reaction to government officials claiming they have done everything they can to investigate Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink's murder, the self-acclaimed group "Hrant's Friends" released a press declaration in Istanbul yesterday. Ümit Kıvanç reading the...

Posted in: Featured, Hrant Dink, News, Turkey

Rakel

Rakel

By | January 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm | No comments

The conference on the history of the Diyarbakir region, held last November in Diyarbakir, came to an end. The final word would be for Rakel Dink, widow of Hrant. The Hrant Dink Foundation was one of the organizers of the conference. She came forward, and whereas everybody...

Posted in: Featured, Hrant Dink, Human Rights, Turkey

Turkey: Milestones of atrocities against non-Muslim minorities in recent history

Turkey: Milestones of atrocities against non-Muslim minorities in recent history

By | January 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm | 3 comments

Ayşe Hür, a historian from Bosphorus University in Istanbul noted the following atrocities towards Christian minorities in her article published in Taraf daily on January 22. She underlines these events as a basis to understand the recent court decision in Hrant Dink case...

Posted in: Featured, Minorities, Turkey

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...

Posted in: Armenians, Featured, Hrant Dink, Human Rights, Opinion

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