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Sumgayit City of Azerbaijan

Sumgait city was given city status on November 22, 1949. The initial settlement at the present territory of the city belongs to the IX century. There are historical monuments in Sumgait city which are protected by the state and concerns that period. Sumgait city is...

Cypriot Turks in ‘’Dawn Turn’’ and Bosnians Waiting for Their Identities in Their Graves – 20 July 2010

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) celebrated the 36th anniversary of 20th July 1974 Peace Operation which was a real landmark. The crowd, having gathered in the Yavuz Landing Beach the night before, waited the moment that brought peace to the island and freedom...

A River Runs Through It – The Istanbul Flood Disaster of 9/9/09

While in Turkey, I usually drive from Kozyatagi on the Anatolian side to Esenyurt on the European side, a distance of close to 60 km., crossing the famous Bosphorous.  Kozyatagi, a district of Kadikoy, is a well-developed section of Istanbul and Esenyurt is a...

A Trip to UZBEKISTAN

When the opportunity came to travel to Uzbekistan to look at the Energy market, I took it without hesitation. I thought I could also go to Kazakistan and Turkmenistan before heading back to Turkey. Since getting a business visa would take time with many formalities,...