Category Archives: History

The truth about the creation of the Greek state in the 19th century

Originally posted on Rove Monteux:
The following is a documentary named 1821, in full as broadcasted by Greece’s television station SKAI, with added subtitles in English; 1821 refers to the Revolution of 1821, the Greek War of Independence (Ελληνική Επανάσταση) against the…

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Is Turkey attempting to resurrect the Ottoman Empire

Catherine Shakdam, Editor in Chief of The Levant, just published Is Turkey attempting to resurrect the Ottoman Empire on the back of the ‘black army’?  In this interview Catherine suggests that ISIL, that ostensible “Islamic extremist” group backed by Israel … Continue reading

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Turkey witnessing a surge in xenophobia

NATO member and European Union applicant, Turkey is witnessing a surge in xenophobia, according to new research by Washington-based Pew Research Center. Findings of the new survey coincide with an increasing amount of conflict along the country’s southern border and … Continue reading

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Turkey anno 2002 #2 Antalya and Side inside out

With it 378,726 citizens in 1990 Antalya looked a vibrant city were I was very well treated in a very modern hospital, though I had paid for an all in hotel only my wife and son could stay there while … Continue reading

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Turkey anno 2002 #1 Aspendos

In the palindrome year, the first since 1991, a few moths after the 17th FIFA World Cup and months before Turkey’s 15th general election was held on 3 November 2002 following the collapse of the DSP-MHP-ANAP coalition led by Bülent … Continue reading

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Turkey inbetween two visits

Three years after our visit in 1992 Turkey hoped to find a connection with the European Union willing to have it become a member. Nikolas Sarkozy was not the only politician who dared to speak out loud that “Turkey has … Continue reading

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Turkey anno 1992 #2

1992 Turkey analysed A republic of Asia Minor and southeastern Europe, Turkey has coastlines on the Aegean, Black, and Mediterranean seas. Area: 779,452 sq kin (300,948 sq mi), including 23,764 sq km in Europe. Pop. (1992 est.): 58,584,000. Cap.: Ankara. … Continue reading

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Turkey anno 1992

Looking at several pictures of bloggers their postings I enjoy so much of what they are willing to share. They can go places where I perhaps shall never be able to come, but can now have some taste of the … Continue reading

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Where is the USA wanting to go with the freedom of their people

The last few months in Europe we can only frown our brows. I think the Americans also would best knit their brows when everything continues to go with several groups demanding their rights but not respecting the rights of others. … Continue reading

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Caliphs and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government

The great statesman Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, renown as the founder of the Republic of Turkey, had a struggle to liberate the people from the chains of in-doctrinal repression. Greeks had been driven away with their Greek culture of many gods … Continue reading

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