Atatürk was given the title of ‘’Millet Mektepleri Başöğretmenliği – The Head Teacher’’, on 24 November following the acceptance of the new alphabet on 1 November 1928. Ataturk’s photograph in front of the blackboard introducing the new alphabet adorns the wall at the entrance of Yunus Emre Foundation in...
In a previous paper entitled “Revealing the secret make up of the Latinized terms “PROKARYOTIC” and “EUKARYOTIC” – and more”,http://www.polatkaya.net/Prokaryotic_and_Eukaryotic.htm, where I had pointed out the linguistic make up of the scientific terms “PROKARYOTIC” and “EUKARYOTIC” that described single cell organisms, In this exercise, I dwell on the linguistic make...
Dear Friends, The word #4 of the "Words Under the Lens Series" is the Latin word LEGATUS which means "ambassador", . 1.    The word LEGATUS, deciphered letter-by-letter as "ELGUTA-S", where letter "G" is a replacement for Turkish letter "Ç", is a restructured and disguised form of the Turkish expression "ELÇUTU" (ELÇIDI) meaning...
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...
The name PHOINIKOPTEROS is the Greek word for the bird called "flamingo", . The term FLAMINGO is defined as: "flamingo, plural flamingos. . Any of a family (Phoenicopteridae) of aquatic birds with very long legs and neck and broadbill bent abruptly downward. Most species has rosy-white plumage with scarlet wing...
A new museum was opened at the Marmara University in Sultanahmet last month. Taking advantage of the week-long ’’Feast of the Sacrifice’’ holiday, I went to visit the Museum on Sunday, December 7 when the streets and the avenues of Istanbul were almost empty. As I was walking to...
Dear Friends, With this, I would like to start a "Words Under the Lens Series" in which I will analyse a given word and probably some of its relatives. This way my presentations will be short and hopefully will be easy on the reader. In this first one, I will...
The second-day conference began with a presentation by Prof. Dr Justin McCharty, following brief opening statements by Gunay Evinch and Kaya Boztepe. The topic of McCarty's presentation was, "The Turks in America: the Creation of an Enduring Prejudice". As usual, the presentation was lively with a lot of anecdotes and...
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...
An Exhibition of Photographs, Posters and Books and Presentation on the Life of One of the Greatest Leaders of the 20th Century.By Yüksel Oktay, PE Exhibition – May 1-31, 2011 Presentation – May 21, Saturday, 13:00 – 15:00 Hunterdon County Library, North County Branch, 65 Halstead Street, Clinton, NJ 908 730-6135 This...