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Deportation of Crimean Tatars commemoration PREMIERE SCREENING OF “HAYTARMA” – 15.5.2015, The Hague

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THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF GENOCIDE AGAINST CRIMEAN TARTARS: PREMIERE SCREENING OF “HAYTARMA” [Return], AS MARK OF RESPECT TO THE 71st ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEPORTATION OF CRIMEAN TARTARS. Crimean Tatars are the indigenous people of Crimea. Tatars have suffered very hard after annexation of the Crimean Khanate by Russia in 1784. Mostly they were forced to escape the Russian assimilation policies ... Read More »

100 years: WWI and the Ottoman Empire

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2015 marks the centenary of the start of the First World War which had tremendous effects over the whole world. Effects that can even be recognized today.  WWI would ultimately lead to the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire, the abolition of both the Ottoman sultanate and the caliphate and the subsequent exile of the Ottoman imperial family. It would lead to ... Read More »

PERSONAL MEMOIRS FROM WWI

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Persoonlijke verhalen uit de 1e Wereldoorlogen Osmaanse Rijk Memoires van een dienstplichtig soldaat tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Mijn Osmaans Arabische grootvader uit Adana Sulayman Hajj Ali [1892-1958]. Meltem Halaceli Mijn deelname aan deze conferentie zal bestaan uit een overzicht van mijn boek dat binnenkort uitkomt bij uitgeverij Athenaeum-Polak in Amsterdam getiteld: De geschiedenis van mijn grootvader Sulayman Hajj Ali. De belangrijkste primaire ... Read More »