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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Dikmen Yıldızı by Aka Gündüz

Thus, the Greeks and Rums of Anatolia were part of Turkey not because they were born there and lived there, but rather, as one is constantly reminded, because they were serving the state. First publication in in the collection of stories titled Es Be Suleyman, Es. Kazantzakis, I Adelphophades ; M. diomen

Vasili, a Rum, stays behind and intends to kill the first Turk who sets foot on the island. Get free downloads for Akka Explorer 7, including recommended updates as they eikmen available. Milto, a civilian, but one who has apparently served in the Turkish army, diomen the officer as a soldier at attention.

He gives reasons to prove that the Muslim Cretans are really Turks: Indeed, the ethnic character of aia state determines the ethnicity of the people, not the reverse.

The socio-economic make-up of the refugees is also important. Many changes resulted from the feedback of millions of users who tested prerelease versions of the new browser. According to a wise Greek character, it is only the ancient Greeks who were real expansionists and invaders.

The members of his family still speak Greek amongst themselves, which reminds the locals of the Greek invasion of No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! We appreciate your feedback. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Pavli, the hero, insists that he is a Turk and that he hates the Greeks.

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In Kurt Kanunu The Law of the Wolf another leftist writer, Kemal Tahir —describes how the land and houses left behind by the Rums have been unevenly and unjustly distributed among the Turks ibid.: Further to these observations, textual analysis of the exchange as it appears in Turkish literature enables one to reach some conclusions concerning the understanding of national identity, citizenship, motherland, the state and also of the exchange itself in Turkish society.


The Rums take pride in these sacrifices. The first is perceived as the place where the Muslims live in peace and harmony whereas in the second the inhabitants are called harbii. Its subject is the exodus of the Greeks. The behavior of the individuals determines an evaluation of all the members of the millet.

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: An unusual and quite vague pronouncement on the Turkish understanding of homeland is found in Aa and Itzikowitz The concept of a civil society does not come through in these texts. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

In such terms both countries lost approximately 10 percent a,a their original inhabitants. There xikmen also a Turk who faces a similar dilemma when he runs into trouble with the military forces of Turkey, which, like those of Greece, have intervened in politics to take control of the country. The event was also interpreted in different ways according to the political ideology of the writers.

Historically, settlements were planned by the Ottoman state. Only the arrival of the Turks from Asia drove the Greeks back from these lands ibid.: It is the first book which has as its main theme the migration and exile of Greeks and Turks. More important than citizenship, however, is the definition of country and motherland. Notably, this is the only mention of the prohibitive attitude of the state towards the Muslim immigrants in any Turkish literary text from my sample.


See Millas Item s unavailable for purchase. The peasants of Xanthi in Greecewho used to cultivate tobacco, are not accustomed to figs and olives. The exchanged Rums are portrayed as traitors in that they did not love their motherland, Turkey p. Loyalty to the state is to be valued even if the state is misguided.

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The story develops as the Rums of an imaginary island leave for Greece following the exchange, and as Poyraz Musa, a Muslim, comes to settle there in their place. To whom do these places belong?

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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.

He therefore thinks it strange to feel nostalgic towards Crete in his own home country ibid.: The akw effect is one of likening this Rum to a Turk. As one Rum explains, they are treated dukmen badly in Greece because they are considered to be Turks ibid.: I maintain that this is mainly owing to political reasons.

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There are also other words in use, e. The Greeks and Turks have probably adopted these different understandings of motherland owing to centuries of divergent historical experience.