A 2-day Symposium on the 1909 Adana Incidents was held at the Turkish Historical Society (THS) offices in Ankara. Following the opening speeches by Prof. Dr Ali Birinci, the President of THS, and Kemal Cicek, the head of the Armenian Research Desk at THS, Kemal Cicek made the first presentation,...
CBS Sixty Minutes                                                                     December 20, 2009 524 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 Att: Bob Simon   Dear Mr Simon,   I am a Turkish-American living in New Jersey. Today, I watched with interest your interview with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the Head of the Greek Orthodox Church, worldwide.   I was appalled when I heard him...
Dear Paul, I read the first 5 sections of your new book while stuck at home during the worst rainstorm that hit Istanbul, the town that you have written about and seem to like very much. It is a very interesting book like many that you have written before, including...
The following is a citing from an article entitled “Mysteries of Ancient Greece” by Coen Vonk at here --> LINK He writes: Cyclopean Walls and Pyramids “Cyclopean walls are one of the most impressive remains from archaic civilizations. They are found in many places in Greece, but have been found all over...
Prof. Dr Kemal Karpat was the latest recipient of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Honour Award which is given to individuals who have attained international fame and contributed to the recognition of Turkey. Prof. Dr Kemal Karpat is a Turkish historian and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He...
I borrowed the title from Turkish Forum President Kaya Buyukataman's recent message to the ATAA yahoo group on the Greek landing in Izmir for the review of a wonderful new book by Turgut Ozakman, "Cumhuriyet - Republic - the Turkish Miracle", actually written for the Turkish youth. We all know that...
A new book on World History has been published by Usborne Publishing in the US with a note that it is not for sale outside the USA. The 406-page encyclopedia has many useful charts including World Time Chart for the last 500 years which indicates 1922 as the founding...
In this essay, I will  provide a new understanding of the Zodiac names as given in Latin. Zodiac is known as "Burçlar Kușagi" in Turkish. The ZODIAC is a circle of twelve constellations (i.e., a collection of stars) in...
Recently, on occasion of the “Turkish Cultural Season” celebrations in France, the daily “Le Monde” published a series of interviews with the Armenians, all of which viciously attacking Turkey. An intense campaign in France against the Turkish history and heritage is underway. Unscrupulously, Le Monde has not made any...
Two large posters above the Hilton Conference Hall in Istanbul simply stated ‘’Meeting Istanbul: Present and Future.’’ Only once inside, one knew that the conference was about the ‘’Rums of Istanbul. (The Redhouse dictionary gives – Greeks who hold Turkish citizenship as the meaning of Rum, which also means...