OTTOMAN ARCHIVES

August 15, 2008 at 3:53 pm | Posted in Ottoman archives | Leave a comment
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Access to information and Ottoman archives

Ass. Prof. Yusuf SARINAY*

Democracy and transparency for the access to knowledge are in the foreground all over the world. Societies and individuals desire transparency for the access to private registers as well as to public registers. In the knowledge and information age dominated by such an understanding, archives have very significant duties and responsibilities. Archives which are considered as the memory of nations and states must be the pioneer and guide in records management and in access to information.

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Encounters with the Forgotten Turkmens of Iraq

August 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Book: AMONG THE “OTHERS”

Encounters with the forgotten Turkmens of Iraq,

by SCOTT TAYLOR

Best-selling author and award-winning journalist

Published by Esprit de Corps Books, Printed in Canada

ISBN 1-895896-26-6

In addition to presenting a history of the Turkmen people in Iraq, the book also includes several of Scott Taylor’s personal observations of a people that have suffered through decades of political oppression and ethnic violence.

KERKUK TURKMENELI ‘HOYRAT’ SONGS

August 2, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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‘HOYRAT’ SONGS – CHANTS ‘HOYRAT’

The most popular and indigenous songs are Hoyrats. Hoyrats, longplay songs with nearly twenty different melodious voices forming rich literary texts are typical Turkmen musical works. Hoyrats are classified according to tunes into Muhalif, Beshiri, Kesik, Yolcu, Ömergele, Muçyla, Yskenderi and Matari and regarded as typical Turkmen songs in Iraq and elsewhere.
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Iraqi Turkmens: Correct spelling of Turkmen cities in Iraq

August 1, 2008 at 7:27 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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TO: JOURNALISTS, WRITERS, HISTORIANS…
It is logical and right that Turkmen names should be written in the form preferred by IRAQ’S TURKMENS and according to their own pronounciation.
Therefore, please note that:
1. The correct spelling of the name of Iraq’s third main ethnic community, the Turkmens, is :
TURKMENS
and NOT : Turkoman, Turkomen, Turcoman, Turkman, etc.

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