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Searching for the roots of present Turkey, by Etienne Copeaux


What the Genocide Did to Turkey What the Genocide Did to Turkey Based on the hypothesis of the existence among the Turkish population of a generalized feeling of guilt, consecutive to the genocide of 1915, I reconsider here nationalism and the writing of history in Turkey (even in their excessive characters) as effects... Lire la suite
Anatolia Settles in Town Anatolia Settles in Town [This paper was first published in French in susam-sokak.fr, on December 24, 2014 - https://www.susam-sokak.fr/2014/12/l-anatolie-en-ville.html] During the 1990s, Turkish daily newspapers sometimes presented on the front page a photograph taken in a very... Lire la suite
Goddess Zilan. A Dive into PKK's Mythology Goddess Zilan. A Dive into PKK's Mythology In the preceding article on the suicide attack of June 1996, the first committed by the PKK on Turkish soil, I focused on the fact itself, mainly using a set of press articles gathered at the time of the event. In 2015, almost twenty years after the suicide... Lire la suite
Zilan, the First Woman Sacrificed by the PKK Zilan, the First Woman Sacrificed by the PKK On June 30, 1996, the PKK succeeded for the first time in a suicide attack in Tunceli, sacrificing one of its young female fighters whose nom de guerre, Zilan, refers to the massacres of 1930. Why this modus operandi? Why in Tunceli? And above all, why... Lire la suite
The Göktepe Case and the Birth of a Civil Society in Turkey (1996-1997) The Göktepe Case and the Birth of a Civil Society in Turkey (1996-1997) January 8 is the anniversary of the murder of Metin Göktepe. The 19th is the anniversary of the assassination of Hrant Dink (2007), an Armenian intellectual and journalist from Istanbul, director of the Agos newspaper. And the 24th is the day of the attack... Lire la suite
Metin Göktepe, an Emblematic Victim of Press Freedom (January 1996) Metin Göktepe, an Emblematic Victim of Press Freedom (January 1996) The end of 1995 was punctuated by rebellion movements in Turkish prisons. The repression was harsh. For example, in Buca, near Izmir, three prisoners who refused to go to the call were beaten to death on September 21. In Diyarbakır, two prisoners were... Lire la suite
Ghost villages (3) – The Impossible Return Ghost villages (3) – The Impossible Return This article has been previously published in French on susam-sokak.fr on September 21, 2015: https://www.susam-sokak.fr/2015/09/esquisse-n-58-villages-fantomes-3-l-impossible-retour.html Will there be a new Yasar Kemal, a Kurdish Giono, who will put... Lire la suite
Ghost Villages (2) - Forced Migrations Ghost Villages (2) - Forced Migrations Many of the young people of the "90s generation", the one that attended the Gezi movement, the one that revolts in the cities of the Southeast, the one that voted HDP in June 2015, have suffered, as children, the forced displacements of the years 1994-2000.... Lire la suite
Ghost Villages (1) Ghost Villages (1) Strange archaeology, strange places are these 3800 ghost villages in Turkish Kurdistan, emptied of their population, often burned by the "security forces" to compel the inhabitants to choose their side. A human and cultural disaster, a total political... Lire la suite
Crimea, Poland, and the Tatars Crimea, Poland, and the Tatars [This paper, slightly modified and translated in February 2022, was published in 1993 under this reference: COPEAUX Etienne, " De la mer Noire à la mer Baltique : la circulation des idées dans le 'triangle' Istanbul - Crimée - Pologne ", Cahiers d'études... Lire la suite
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