Below is a commentary on a sample of books that Americans read and form a bad image of Turks and Turkey in their minds. We need to start acting to correct this situation by talking with the authors, the publishers, the promoters, the professors, the libraries etc. Ref. 1 – Ambassador Morgenthau’s...
These are two different books, written 66 years apart, one by a German, the other by an American. The first one is all about Turkey, which tells like it is, but evidently read by only 12 people during the 13 years that it was in the Idaho State Library...
A Book by Faruk Pekin and Hayri Fehmi Yılmaz, NTVYayinlari, March 2008, Istanbul, Turkey Turkey is home to unmatched geography and historical and cultural heritage. The greater landmass, Anatolia (Anadolu), referred to as ‘’where the sun rises’’, is also known as the ‘’Cradle of Civilisations’’... Many different people, tribes and...
The American professor, Justin McCharty, in his book ‘’Who are the Turks’’, prepared for teachers, begins Lesson 1 with the following statement: History books tend to represent the Turks in a somewhat negative fashion and current newspapers, especially in Europe, refer to Turks in pejorative (1) terms. However, the...
Time magazine has added another interesting book to it series on different subjects. The World’s 100 Most Important Places is an interesting work edited by Richard Stengel but unfortunately includes only one place from Turkiye, the most historical country and the centre of the world. The places have been presented...
A new book based on years of study and documents from the archives of many nations by Justin McCarthy, Esat Arslan, Cemalettin Taskiran and Omer Turan, published in 2006. Utah Series in Turkish and Islamic Studies, The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City Very few books mention the true...
I re-read Dr Guenter Lewy’s book after learning that the 85-year-old Professor (born in 1923) would be making a presentation at the Springfield Public Library in NJ following the showing of Marty Callagan’s documentary “Armenian Revolt” on April 20, Sunday. This time, I also read the footnotes, over 1240, and...
(Translated to Turkish from the original Armenian version by Mariam Arpi and Nairi Arek.) Peri yayinlari, Istanbul, Turkey The first time I learned about ‘’Antranik of Armenia’’ was in a story written by William Saroyan with the same title back in 1935 (1). William Saroyan, the Pulitzer price winner and...
Bilgi Yayinevi,  March 2008, 3rd Printing This is the 2nd of a Trilogy on the story of the final days of the Ottoman Empire and the founding of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. The first book, “Su Cilgin Turkler – Those Crazy Turks”, first published in 2005 and now in...
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,...