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Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:58 EST
Please, drop all charges.
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 23:04 EDT
I found a most likely stolen wallet with a Turkish ID in it
If you lost or had your wallet stolen in San Francisco and you had an ID from Turkey.I may have it.
Contact me at steinerqui@comcast.net
joseph infante
Wed, 2 May 2018 13:32 EDT
visiting turkey less than 72 hrs
I am a US Permanent Resident or Green Card Holder, I am traveling for a Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, then Greece, then Turkey for Less than 72 hours, do I need to get a Turkey's Visa? Thanks for your reply.
Father Joseph O Infante
joseph infante
Sun, 25 Mar 2018 14:56 EDT
visiting turkey less than 72 hrs
I am a US green card holder and I will go for a pilgrimage to the holy land and Greece plus a visit to turkey for less than 72 hours, do I need to get a turkey visa? thanks for your reply. respectfully, Rev Joseph Infante
Sun, 4 Feb 2018 11:56 EST
Ari Erol
Please free this Co-Founder of Kaos GL.
James Jones
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:01 EST
Childish President
I think President Erdogan is very childish, because he can't take any criticism. He is so insecure that has to file charges on someone in the USA who criticizes him. He should grow up. What a baby!
Lourdes Mendoza
Fri, 19 May 2017 06:38 EDT
I am planning to travel back to Istanbul next month. I was told to apply for a special visa from the consulate to enter because of my unfortunate circumstances. My question is how long does it take to get a visa if approved.
Greatly appreciate your response.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:09 EST
Transit visa
We are traveling on Turkish airline, Can I get it from your office? My trip is for 18th February. Thanks

Robert Okereke
Milan Esail
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 15:26 EST
Canadian trying to leave Turkey
My Friend is trying desperately to leave Turkey at this moment but says the travel agent told her that she is required to carry cash ($1000.) on her for travel. I need to know why? She has plane ticket but cannot depart Turkey, she says. Can someone help me with the "why?" she needs to carry cash to leave, she's a Canadian citizen.
Michael Kelly
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:02 EDT
April 24th, the anniversary of Genocide
Ravished Armenia (1919)
AKA: Auction of Souls
Director: Oscar Apfel
Production: First National Pictures (USA)
Year: 1919 Duration: about 90' (only 20' still available)
Stars: Aurora (Arshaluys) Mardiganian

Click here to watch the film IMDB Wikipedia
An account of the Armenian Genocide based on the eponymous book by survivor Arshaluys Mardiganian
The main interest of this film on the Armenian genocide is historical. It was produced by the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief in 1919 on the basis of the book written in 1918 by Aurora Mardiganian who also stars in the film and was an eye-witness to many of the scenes it depicts. Only 20 minutes survive of the original 9 reels. Aurora Mardiganian was born on 12 January 1901 in the Ottoman Empire. She was deported with her family in April 1915 and forced to march more than 1,400 miles. Most of the members of her family died and she was sold on a slave market. She was eventually able to escape via Tiflis, St. Petersburg and Oslo, to the United States where she arrived in November 1917. When filming began in 1918, she was 17 years old.
From a cinematographic point of view, this film is a precusor of the docudrama genre which will develop after WWII. Despite the poor quality and the limited amount of the surviving material, it is possible to see that this was a convincing and moving reenactement of the first historical genocide. The film keeps a constant tension thanks to the use of short duration shots and frequent changes of camera angle. Original camera angles are often used and images are carefully composed. One of the most striking one is the shot of a crucified young girl with an eagle perched on one of the arms of the cross. The film alternates wide-shots with large crowds of extra with medium shots and close-ups showing religious leaders, local authorities and individual victims.
The film starts with a sequence recalling the beginning of WWI in 1914.
In 1915, begins the greatest tragedy of the Armenian people. In January, the separating and disarming of Armenian soldiers starts. Many are made to dig their own graves and killed while others are used for manual labour. In April the deportation begins. A priest is seen reassuring his people, urging calm and restraint, when a messenger arrives on horseback announcing the massacre of men, women and children in Van. Violence takes place in different areas. First, men and leaders are arrested by the Army and marched out of town, where they are killed by gunfire, swords or other means. Then deportation of all Armenians, including women and children is organised throughout the Empire and their houses and shops are looted. The dying and the dead are plundered and sometimes eviscerated to find hidden gold and jewelry. The official deportation order is posted after deportation has already begun in many places.

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