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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Politis, Stou Hatzifrangou ; F. Samouilidis, I Karamanites ; A. Mario Levi —a writer of Jewish origin, also presents the exchange as an unfortunate event. Andreadis, Tamama ; M. Veinoglou, To Megalo Ploio. 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.

However, the motherland was always present: The overall effect is one of likening this Rum to a Turk.

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Thus the political problem seems to involve a facet of identity and a perception of the territory to which one belongs. Indeed, the ethnic character of the state determines the ethnicity of the people, not the reverse. The Muslims moved to newly captured lands and, following state gnzd, moved away again when these lands were lost as a result of a military defeat. Secondly, a much greater number of akw moved to Greece than to Turkey: More important than citizenship, however, is the definition of country and motherland.

The Rums were competent and lovely people, and the town used to be alive and neat, and had clean streets and many beautiful fountains. However, most important of all, the hero the author explains that Anatolia is the motherland of his ancestors. The exchanged Rums are portrayed as traitors in that they did not love their motherland, Turkey p.


In the novel, everybody — the Rums themselves, the Turks in the area, the civil servants and the military dignitaries — would prefer the Rums to stay ibid.: A contrasting understanding is that djkmen Rums were faithful Turkish subjects who actually belonged to the country.

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He gives reasons to prove that the Muslim Cretans are really Turks: Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! In them men and animals live together.

Since growing Turkish interest in the exchange has become evident. However, the law was used to suppress almost all political opposition. As was seen both in A. This issue is the subject of extensive discussion, particularly by Turkish intellectuals, but also by Islamists, Kurds, nationalists, Kemalists, and others.

Get free downloads for Internet Explorer 7, including recommended updates as they become available. At the end of the novel, Kemal remembers with great nostalgia these Greeks whom he had loved so much ibid.: There are dangers that simply didn’t exist back inwhen Internet Explorer 6 was released to the world. Worst of all, two local feudal chieftains derebeyi s have seized the land of the newcomers.

Afife prefers to use the Greek name Fofo for herself. The behavior of the individuals determines an evaluation of all the members of the millet. The reader is led to feel pity for the people who had to leave their home country. A Turk talks to a young Greek woman who is from a family that migrated from Anatolia and who visits Turkey.


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The message that the reader discerns from this passage, reflecting a nationalistic point of view, is that all sacrifices are worth the effort in order to free the city from its unwelcome enemies.

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For him, then, the criterion for being a Turk is Anatolian origin, an argument that necessarily makes the Muslims in Crete outsiders. Underlying these opposing views are two different understandings of nation and citizenship: The Islamic forces are supposed to be in a state of strife with this outer world.

Dikmen Yıldızı by Aka Gündüz

Karagedik, in Savrulup Gidenler, Istanbul: It is not included in this study since it is less a literary work than a narration of imaginary events accompanied with analysis and interpretations. How to write a great review.

Why should I upgrade to Internet Explorer 7? This caused a greater impact on the Christians than the more controlled conditions did on the Muslims. The walls of the houses abandoned by the Greeks are covered in blood.