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“THE SPEECH” (NUTUK) by M. KEMAL ATATURK (1927)

Dedicated To: "19 May 1881: ATATURK at 130 " & "19 May 1919" “The foundations of the Ottoman Empire were themselves shattered at that time. lts existence was threatened with extermination.” Gentlemen, I landed at Samsun on the l9 May, l9l9. This was the position at...

Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres

This book tells about what happened to the Greeks of Anatolia at the end of First World War. For many years the Greek version of events misled the people, never accepting that it was a blunder on their part and caused untold death and...

Food Journeys of a Lifetime – 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe

A new book has been added to the long list of excellent books published by National Geographic over the years. The latest one prepared by the book division is: Food Journeys of a Lifetime – 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe. The oversize book...

Review of Turgut Ozakman’s book “Cumhuriyet – The Republic – Turkish Miracle” and the U.S.A. Participation in the Lausanne Peace Treaty Congress

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...

Timelines Of World History

Dorling Kindersley Ltd., Sr. Editor Debra Clapson, Publisher Andrew Heritage,  (www.dk.com) Timelines of World History is an excellent reference book, a product of fifteen years of self-study by John B. Teeple, whose great uncle, a civil engineer and a devotee of world history, gave him...

The Road Less Chosen – A Book on Rural Development by Altan Unver, 2005

According to the latest census, there are over 32,000 villages in Turkey located in 3,200 Municipalities and 81 Provinces. It is well known that many people who move from villages to cities never cut their relations with their roots and either continue owning homes...