Tag: Turkish

On anniversaries of destructive events, such as wars and genocide, we remember the victims and survivors, but it’s important to remember the often-forgotten helpers, too.

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World War I officially ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Ten million soldiers died. Countless millions of civilians died. Lest we forget.

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It’s frightening how a few powerful, conservative men can force their own interpretation of the Quran on millions of Turkish women.

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Reconciliation is only possible with understanding and some sort of empathy. And there’s one key ingredient to open that doorway.

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Is it possible for Turkey to have its own truth and reconciliation commission regarding the genocide of the early 20th century? Maybe yes.

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What is it like to be in a siege? We have an inkling of what civilians in Mosul today are experiencing, thanks to diaries and reports of relief workers almost 100 years ago.

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The idea of children as plants to be nurtured and teachers as gardeners turns out to be an old idea, but one that spread quickly and firmly around the world.

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Violence is legitimate cause for fear, but what if the reports of crime aren’t legitimate or are exaggerated or assumed? e.g., villages in Turkey 1909 and my Mom in Canada 1999.

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May 19 is the day of remembrance for the Pontic Greeks of northern Turkey who were almost entirely wiped out during the Greco-Turkish War (1919-22).

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Turkey and the USA have a long history of a delicately balanced political dance, but there’s one safe prediction for today.

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There was, and still is, a “lamentable lack of understanding” of attitudes to one’s own country, sometimes at the expense of good relations with others.

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April 30 marks the 40th anniversary of the march of the Mothers of the Disappeared. They refuse to allow denial in Argentina.

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Large chunks of history are missing from textbooks and national conversations, because all countries have an Official Version of history. What’s yours?

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Truth is often a casualty of those who seek to maintain power. It’s a growing trend to imprison or kill journalists and suspend media agencies.

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Was the 1910 solution the government found for the infamous dog “problem” in the famous city a forerunner to the Armenian question in the Ottoman Empire?

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How world-weary does one have to be to call destruction and murder “the usual business”? The motto of this Scottish nurse seemed to be Keep Calm and Carry On.

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