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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Would you like us to take another look at this review? It was they who captured Anatolia, reaching as far as Afghanistan. You’ve successfully reported this review. Secondly, there is an almost complete absence of descriptions of the life of the immigrants in their former homeland, i. Get free downloads for Internet Explorer 7, including recommended updates as they become available. Item s unavailable for purchase.


In them men and animals live together. Historically, settlements were planned by the Ottoman state.

How to write a great review. The overall effect is one of likening this Rum to a Turk. The relations between Rums and Turks are idyllic on the island — it is as if nationalism had never existed in Anatolia.

Vasili, a Rum, stays behind and intends to kill the first Turk who sets foot on the island. Secondly, a much greater number of immigrants moved to Greece than to Turkey: On the second visit, naked and dirty children play in muddy streets.

I maintain that this is mainly owing to political reasons.

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See if you have enough points for this item. In addition, the way the two societies perceive themselves also plays a role.

In this analysis, I concentrate on Turkish novels and short stories related to the forced exchange, with only occasional references to Greek literature in order to highlight the differences. For him, then, the criterion for being a Turk is Anatolian gnvz, an argument that necessarily makes the Muslims in Crete outsiders.

In this respect, Vladimiros and his wife, an old Christian couple, are especially noteworthy for they looked after Aynakis Hasan, the hero, as if he were their own son. Lena, for example, explains how her sons fought together with Mustafa Kemal against the Greeks aja Your are currently browsing this site with Internet Explorer 6 IE6.


Since growing Turkish interest in the exchange has become evident. Overall rating No ratings yet 0.

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Firstly, the life of the immigrants does not hndz a narrative in its own right but is used rather as a means to develop political arguments. Common to many Turkish texts is the importance and the centrality of the state.

Recently, other writers have produced such novels e. However, from until the s there was strict censorship in the Turkish media. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. On closer examination, however, it is seen that this loyalty is not evaluated on an individual basis but on a communal millet basis, as it was in the Ottoman period.