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Revolution of the Mind: ERDOGANISTAN v SECULAR TURKEY

Andreas C Chrysafis There are alarming developments that Turkey may become the next unstable country in the region with messy consequences. Primarily, there are two reasons for that: the twenty five million persecuted ethnic and stateless Kurdish people that seek autonomy; and the Erdogan regime transforming the country into a theocratic state. In fact, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on the ... Read More »

Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction‏

One of the common features of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey seems to be their intolerance of churches. “Turkey is not converting churches into mosques because there is a need for more mosques… The message conveyed … is that Turkey is an Islamic state and no other religion is tolerated.” — Constantine Tzanos, author. The physical devastation of the ... Read More »

PROTEST LETTER Against the Mustapha Kemal Monument in Hyde Park‏

On the 19th of February 2015, a monument in honour of Mustapha Kemal ‘Ataturk’ was erected in Hyde Park; a large park close to the center of Sydney. Please consider the protest letter below, and if you agree, send it to the email adresses listed below the letter. There is NO PLACE for monuments of genocide perpetrators anywhere in Australia, or the ... Read More »

SMYRNIAN TEARS

Two families, Girdis and Caristinos, were torn apart by the catastrophe of Smyrna 100 years ago: Asa K. Jennings, and their grandson Prof Con Aroney tell their story 16 May 2014 – Neos Kosmos Newspaper MAJA JOVIC Almost one century after the Catastrophe of Smyrna, it was the oral history, the stories told by his grandmother Eugenia Caristinos (nee Girdis) ... Read More »