ABD DE ETKİN BİR TOPLUM VE GÜÇ OLMAK İÇİN, TÜM TÜRK-AMERİKALILARA BİRLEŞMEK AMAÇLI AÇIK BİR ÇAĞRIDIR…

AÇIK TASLAK ÖNERİ: TÜM TÜRK-AMERİKAN SİVİL TOPLUM KURULUŞLARI, TEMSİLCİLERİ, TÜRK-AMERİKAN TOPLULUKLARI VE ÜYELERİNE...

AÇIK TASLAK ÖNERİ: TÜM TÜRK-AMERİKAN SİVİL TOPLUM KURULUŞLARI, TEMSİLCİLERİ, TÜRK-AMERİKAN TOPLULUKLARI VE ÜYELERİNE:

Aşağıda ilk etapta tanımlanmış olan ON (10) hedef çerçevesinde; TÜRK-AMERİKAN TOPLULUKLARI BİRLEŞMEK ZORUNDADIR…

Cumhuriyet’in 93.ncü Kuruluş Yıldönümü ve Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’ün Sonsuz Anısına ithafen…

1/10.  En geniş yelpazeden ve toplumun her kesitini kapsama alanı içine alacak a-politik/partilerüstü (bipartisan) bir platform kurmak ve / veya tüm ilgili taraftarları tek çatı altında, Türkiye aleynine Regean Dönemi’nde çıkartılmış olan sözde soykırımın her yıl 24 Nisan’da ABD Başkanı tarafından anılmasına yönelik 22 Nisan 1981‘deki “kararname”nin tamamen ortadan kaldırılması amacında birleşmek. Ve bu amaç doğrultusunda, Amerika ve Türkiye boyutunda çalışacak çok sesli-katılımlı bir Türk-Amerikan Platformu’nu da aktif ve etkin hale getirmek. 

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DÜNYA’DA ULUSALLAŞMANIN ÖNCÜSÜ: ÇANAKKALE – GELİBOLU 1915 – 2015

Bu yazı, Amerika’da Çanakkale Savaşı’nın 100.ncü yıldönümünde büyük bir Çanakkale sergisi açılması ideallerinde iken rahmetli olan Yüksel Oktay’a (1937 – 2012) ithaf edilmiştir.

“İngiltere ve Fransa ile Osmanlı ve Alman orduları arasında geçen ve iki taraftan toplam 500,000’den fazla insanın “kaybına” (ölüm, firar, esir, sakatlanma ve hastalıklar) neden olan savaşın ardından İtilaf Devletleri Çanakkale Boğazı’nı geçememiş, İstanbul’u işgal edememiştir. Pek çok tarihçi, Rusya’da zorda kalan çarlık rejiminin devrilmesinde ve I. Dünya Savaşı’nın 2 yıl uzamasında, bu olayın önemli bir payı olduğu görüşündedirler.” (Çanakkalesavası.gen.tr)

Alı N. AKANSU, ÇANAKKALE 1915 * 2015

Prof. Ali N. Akansu programın amacını, açılış konuşmasında açıkladı ve program akışını baştan sona sundu.

Dr. Sebahattin Devecioğlu, Birleşmiş Milletler – Kamu Bilgi Birimi’nde
The Light Millennium”un (STK) Temsilcisi tarafından ve
Bircan Ünver, The Light Millennium & IşıkBinyılı.Org katkısıyla yazılmıştır.

[25 Mart 2015, New York] Çanakkale – Gelibolu Zaferi‘nin 100. Yıl dönümünün Anılması nedeniyle,  21 Mart 2015 tarihinde New York’taki  “CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice” de, Amerika’daki 19 Türk-Amerikan derneklerinin işbirliğiyle, Türk-Amerikan dernekleri tarafından, özellikle de Türk-Amerikan toplumunu bir araya getirmiş olan “Çanakkale 1915 – 2015: Savaş Alanından Türkiye Cumhuriyeti’ne Tarihi Bir Yolculuk” adlı bir anma programı başarıyla sunulmuştur. [Read more…]

Çanakkale 1915

Hasan Bülent PAKSOY, DPhil

Çanakkale’yi savaşarak geçemeyen İngiliz ve Fransızlar, Almanların yanında savaşan Osmanlı’yı da yenik sayarak Kasım 1918 de Çanakkale’yi vuruşmadan geçip İstanbul Boğazı’na demir attı. Orduları İstanbul’u büyük törenler ile işgal ettiler.

Hasan Bülent PaksoyHasan Bülent Paksoy, kapsamlı sunumunu Skype üzerinden yaptı ve soruları yanıtladı.

Aşağıdakı bildiri, Çanakkale Savaşlarının 100.cü yıldönümü nedeni ile New York şehrinde ATAA-FTAA öncülüğünde birleşen Toplum’a 21 Mart 2015 günü Profesör Hasan Bülent Paksoy tarafından sunulmuştur.

Tarih’i değiştirebilen olayların sonuçlarını önceden kestirmek güçtür. Savaş alanlarında olup-kaybedilen toplum üyelerinin ve gelecek kuşaklarının, toplum’a ileride ne gibi kayıplar getireceği de bilinemez. Dünya değiştirici düşünceler yaratabilecek tür bilim adamı,[i] mühendis vb nin savaş yolu ile kaybedilmesi kesinlikle o toplumun zararınadır. Bu nedenler ile, yalnız bir savaş’ın ayrıntılarının dökümünü yapmak yetmez; konu dünya üzerindeki konumuna oturtulmalıdır. Bu bakımdan, bir teğmenin ya da generalin anı defteri içeriği yerine, savaş’a katılan toplumlar içindeki en üst düzey politikacıların karşılıklı olarak birbirleri ile yaptıkları yarışmalarda hangi amaçlara ulaşmaya çalıştıkları üzerinde durulmalıdır.  [Read more…]

The Light Millennium’s Special Event: CONCEPTUAL DIVERSITY Water, Conservation, Timing, Poetry…

Welcome to the Annual Meeting of The Light Millennium’s Special Event:
CONCEPTUAL DIVERSITY Water, Conservation, Timing, Poetry…

DATE: Friday, November 21, 2014 – VENUE: Julie Mardin Photography Studio, NY.
PROGRAM – TIME: 6:30p.m. – (Refreshments: 6:00-6:30pm.)

This program is dedicated to: Inspiring Early Generation of Turkish Women in the United States of America
Tonight’s program is dedicated a very important early generation of Turkish-American women who have been an inspiration to the Turkish-American community. They affected the role of women in society with their knowledge and performed and lived through as if they were appointed as Honorary Ambassadors in between Turkish and American community. They served both in Turkey and U.S as honorary cultural ambassadors, who presented a bright face of Turkey to the world and set an example with their lives. With that, we want to dedicate this program to the following names and commemorate four of those who inspired and guided Turkish women living in the US tonight.

ALİYE AK AYDAGÜL

Aliye Ak AydagulWas born on 18th of August 1936 (nineteen thirty six) and died on 10th of November 2004 (two thousand four) at the age of 68 (sixty eight). She was the founder and producer of VOICE OF ANATOLIA (VOA, Turkish) very first Turkish weekly series which focused both on local Turkish-American news, presented Turkish culture, tradition, along with interviews with diplomats, politicians, authors, artists and professionals of various fields both from Turkey and the U.S. Aliye Ak received her certification from Queens Public TV in December of 1988. By the time she received the Sue Blank Spirit Award in 1993 she had produced over two hundred programs Queens Public Access (QPTV) and cable TV also a radio broadcast for about 15 years. Through her commitment to the Queens Community she inspired others to pick up the camera to tell their own stories. Further, Daughters of Ataturk International commemorated late Ak’s contributions to the Turkish-American community via “Ustun Kadinlar” award (Distinguished Woman Award) in 2005. [*] [Read more…]

Noah’s Pudding or Ashure by Ayhan Ozer

Ashure is an authentic and unique dessert widely known in the Middle East, and made by the Christians, Jews and the Muslims alike. It is also called “Noah’s Pudding” a reference to the legend of Noah’s Ark. Traditionally; it is made on the 10thof the Islamic month of Muharrem. In Arabic “Ashar” means Tithe, a tenth part of something; so it may have acquired its name from this connection.

Noah’s miraculous journey on a boat is a shared belief by the three monotheistic religions. Legend has it that thousands of years ago societies showed sign of corruption.  Persistent problems of violence, injustice, oppression, crime, immorality vexed and exasperated people. Prophet Noah, a wise man, with an unwavering belief to one God, urged his people to amend their evil and wicked ways. Yet, people refused to listen to his injunctions, even made fun of him, and scoffed at him. [Read more…]

Anatolia in Armenia – A Documentary called “Nor Anadolu – New Anadolu”

A two page article, complete with a large photograph of Yerevan (Erivan) with Mount Agri (Ararat) in the background tells the story of a documentary on cities established in Armenia with Turkish names – Arapgir, Maras, Malatya, Van. The article, written by Alpugra Bahadir Gultekin in Radikal newspaper (July 27, 2011), states that GPOT and Canfilm working with Internews Armenia has produced documentaries to further the dialog between the Turks and the Armenians.

 

Burak Pekgezer, an Armenian Turk and 5 other Turkish directors, has toured Armenia and produced 6 documentary films, starting in Yerevan. Burak Pekgezer’s documentary, “Nor Anadolu – New Anadolu” tells the story of three different characters and stories. The documentary opens with a panoramic photograph of Yerevan, one of the oldest cities of the world, a peer of Rome and Carthagenos in Tunusia, believed to be found in 782 BC (1). Names of some of the districts in modern Yerevan include Malatya, Maras, Antep, places where Armenians migrated from during and after the First World War.

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Architect Sinan and Selimiye Mosque in the World Heritage List

Selimiye Camii, Edirne

Selimiye Camii, Edirne

UNESCO added Selimiye Mosque and its social complex in the Thracian province of Edirne to its World Heritage List on June 27, 2011, the 10th from Turkey. This magnificent structure was built by Sinan, a famous Turkish architect, when he was 90 years old after being commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Selim II. Selimiye Mosque is one of the most important works of Ottoman Turkish architecture and was called a “masterpiece” by Sinan.

Achitect Sinan was a Turk with Armenian heritage, just like Frank Lloyd Wright was American, whose parents on her mother’s side were from Wales. In fact, Frank Lloyd Wright, considered the greatest American Architect, declared that Sinan was the greatest Architect of all times. Sinan was born in village of Agirnas near Kayseri in 1490. Quite by coincidence, Wright died on April 9, 1959, on the same day that Sinan died in 1588. [Read more…]

Museum Week in Turkey, 18 – 24 May 2011 and Past Exhibitions

Rezan Has Museum

Rezan Has Museum

The Museum Week in Turkey is being celebrated in Turkey which started on May 18 with special events at Istanbul Modern, Sakip Sabanci Museum and many others across Turkey. New Museums opening in many cities, including Gaziantep, known as the Museum City, and  some of the existing Museums are also celebrating this significant week with new exhibitions. Some of these include “New Works New Horizons, Paradise Lost and Yao Lu’s New landscapes at Istanbul Modern.

Among others are Rezan Has Museum, in Cibali, Istanbul, which last year brought together “The Silent Witnesses” of past civilizations and the present day. As stated in the article below, the process of civilization of mankind that began approximately ten thousand years ago, with their daily life, beliefs, social and commercial relations, struggles against nature and even the wherewithal they developed to resist death, were all on display. The June issue of National Geographic Magazine has a 15 page report on the first Temple in the world, the Gobekli Tepe, which the archeologists claim to have been built over 12,000 years ago. The area surrounding the Temple near Sanli Urfa wil be the site of a new Museum soon. [Read more…]

Cengiz Han and His Heirs The Grand Empire of the Mongols, An Exhibition at the Sabanci Museum in Istanbul

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

(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 painter Munif Fehim, opens with Attila and ends with ‘’Mehmetcik’’. Major Sultans, Literary Figures, Musicians, Soldiers and Ataturk are included with a picture of each. The 6th great Turk is ‘’Cengiz Han’’, although most will admit that he was Mongolian and not a Turk. Therefore, when advertisements appeared all over Istanbul and many newspapers on the exhibition, I visited the Sabanci Museum in Emirgan on Wednesday, Dec 27, located in a magnificient building in the middle of a beautiful garden that was once the private home of the late Sakip Sabanci.

The visitors are greeted with the sound of running horses and directed to the exhibition that covers three floors. A large panel on the wall states that the exhibition (sponsored by Garanti Bank in cooperation with Bonn, Munich and Vieanna Museums)  is being staged as a commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the founding of Cengiz Han’s Empire, the largest and the grandest that the world has ever seen, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the center of Europe. There are many large paintings, replicas of monuments, archeological finds, gold and silver pieces, books, Chinese manuscripts, dresses from the various stages of the empire between the 13th and 14th century. It is a well organized exhibition. [Read more…]

Library Week in Turkey, 28 March – 3 April 2011 – Part I

Turkish National Library

Turkish National Library

 

For the past 47 years, the last week in March has been celebrated as Library Week in Turkey (1) with the goal of developing the love of reading and emphasizing the importance of books to students and the awareness of libraries for the general public.

 

Very few advertisements on the Library Week appeared in the news media, or anywhere except in only a few places. One of the newspapers reported that the Library Week celebration took place at the Antique Library in Ephesus. The posters for the Library Week includes the photograph of the Library in Ephesus, built in 970 AD.   An exhibition of photographs of students reading  at several univesities is currently on display at the Taksim Metro station, which has some wonderful images. The curator of the exhibition, entitled ‘’Incentives for Reading, 7 – to – 70 ‘’, is M. Lutfi Sen and Bahar Bicer and Abdullah Turan are the librarians worked on the Project.

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