A friend asked the meaning of the word KAVAL in Turkish.  To this, my first response was that it meant "flute" in Turkish. But when she explained that it was the Indo-European word KAVAL meaning "horse" and what was my view about it, then, the story was changed completely...
Back in 1999, TRT Children and Youth Organization organized a wonderful event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic. The train with several wagons turned into a Museum and dubbed “The Republic Train” began its long Journey on October 29 with the motto, “On Ataturk’s Path” and visited...
In 2010, the Irish President Mary McAleese paid a visit to Turkey. During that visit, a historical event that took place in 1847 between these two countries was remembered and covered widely in the Irish press.  The case in question was the Irish Potato Famine or the Potato Blight that...
Dear Akhilesh Pillalamarri, I thank you for your kind and supportive comments. I appreciated them. Your scholarly questions are valid ones and they need to be answered with care. That is why I have taken time in responding. Scholars like yourself who show keen understanding in what I have written...
INTRODUCTION Regarding the ethnic identity of ancient Etruscans, confusing writings have been produced since the times of ancient Romans and Greeks. To me the ancient confusion was intentional because ancient Greeks, Romans and the Semitic people jointly wanted to destroy the ancient Turanian civilization and obliterate the Turanian identity of...
Besiktas is one of 20 or so districts of Istanbul which boasts with an open-air exhibition of Ataturk photographs along the avenue in front of Ciragan Palace Hotel. I hope President of Iran Ahmadinejad had a chance to view these photographs on his way to Ciragan Palace Hotel during...
(7 December 2006 – 8 April 2007) One of the books that I have always carried with me on my job assignments (including Japan, Mexico, Korea, many States in America) was ‘’50 Great Turks’’ published by Yedigun Nesriyati in the 50s. The large book, prepared by Ibrahim Alaeddin Govsa and...
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...
Vakifli Village, high on the slopes of Samandag, referred to as Musa Dagh by Armenians, is located 5 km from Samandag where around 150 people live, all Armenian Turks. Most have relatives abroad who often come during the summer months and enjoy the tranquillity of the village which is...
In antiquity, today’s Turkish land was the scene for many momentous events in the history of Christianity. The social, cultural and religious impacts of those incidents have shaped our world and left indelible marks that enriched the land itself as well. Christianity was made a state religion the first time...