NOVEL: Dikmen Yıldızı (Summit Star, ), Odun Kokusu (Smell of Wood, ) , Tang-Tango (Tang-Tango, ), Bir Şoförün Gizli Defteri (The Secret. The first case in which the departure of the Greeks is encountered is in the novel by Aka Gündüz (–) The Star of Dikmen (Dikmen Yıldızı) published in. “The Enemy Within: Aka Gündüz’s The Star of Dikmen as an Example of Turkish National Romances”. Erol Köroğlu (Koroglu). Uploaded by. E. Köroğlu (Koroglu).

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With restrictions on producing texts that alluded to settlement problems hndz the shortcomings of the government, this period was not a favourable one for writers. The walls of the houses abandoned by the Greeks are covered in blood.

More important than citizenship, however, is the definition of country and motherland. They carry a Greek family name: Worst of all, two local feudal chieftains derebeyi s have seized the land of the newcomers.

Dikmen Yıldızı

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. The reader is led to feel pity for the people who had to leave their home country. Probably the only exception is R.

However, these writers represent only one particular ideological approach in Gbdz literature. However, it is of interest at this point to note that the boundaries of the home country are not defined: All the members of the family speak Greek amongst themselves — their Turkish is very poor — but it is their language and accent that Kemal likes most.


The Exchange of Populations in Turkish Literature

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Get free ylrz for Internet Explorer 7, including recommended updates as they become available. Based on my study of the random sample this is almost all that has been produced on the exchange during the fifty-five years that followed it. In Turkish literature the predominant sense is that of belonging to a strong and sovereign central state.

At the end of the novel, Kemal remembers with great nostalgia these Greeks whom he had loved so much ibid.: As if this novel opened the way, two further novels appeared in andthe main theme of which is again the exchange of populations. In essence, mention of the event is taboo. The Muslim Cretans suffer a great deal since the Greeks use violent means to annex the island.

Aka Gunduz

In a short but very nostalgic paragraph, some try to find their old lovers ibid.: In Greece, one finds many societies, foundations, etc. Bibliography of literary works. There is a distinction in the book between Greeks and Rums.

Many changes resulted from the feedback of millions of users who tested prerelease versions of the new browser. The question is why should Anatolia be more a home country than Crete?

On the first visit, the town is inhabited by Rums and on the second by Muslim immigrants who came as part of the exchange. A contrasting understanding is that the Rums were faithful Turkish subjects who actually belonged to the country. The concept of a civil society does not come through in these texts. At first glance this understanding seems to correspond to the modern French definition of citizenship.

Weeds have spread everywhere, and the houses have collapsed. We’ll publish ska on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Dikmej should I upgrade to Internet Explorer 7? In spite of the reciprocal aspect of the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey, the event is reflected differently in the literary ylddz of the two countries.


However, the violence that both ethnic groups were subjected to is described, including bloody incidents and torture. Afife prefers to use the Greek name Fofo for herself. You submitted the following rating and review. This lack of the concept of civil society may constitute an additional reason why the exchange of populations was not treated as an important event in Turkish literature: Eventually, though, he treats Poyraz well.

Only the arrival of the Turks from Asia drove the Greeks back from these lands ibid.: Historically, settlements were planned by the Ottoman state. Firstly, the life of the immigrants does not form a narrative in its own right but is used rather as a means to develop political arguments. It was they who captured Anatolia, reaching as far as Afghanistan.

Firstly, while the Greeks would be justified in perceiving the event as the result of a military defeat and hence as a blow to their pride, the Turks see the exchange as the outcome of a military victory: Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.

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To whom do these places belong? On the second visit, naked and dirty children play in muddy streets. The Rums take pride in these sacrifices.