33 Bullets: The construction of an interesting page in World War II’s Turkey

Why did I choose this topic? In 1943, General Mustafa Muğlalı ordered to eliminate 33 peasants in Van because their activities were considered to be treason. They were wandering at the border of Turkey and Iran when they arrested. Eventually, without any judgment, they were executed right away in Van. Muğlalı, later, was arrested and judged because of this decision. …

On the verge of dismantling: Spain in the 17th century

This paper is written for HIST 241 (The History of Early Modern Europe) class for Prof. Peter Robert Campbell. He wrote a wide range of articles about the Early Modern French History. He also published a variety of books like  Louis XIV (1661-1715) in 1993 and Power and Politics in Old Regime France (1720-1745) in 1996.  He currently gives lectures on …

Genghis Khan: A ruler between colonialist stereotypes and nationalist sentiments

I wrote this assignment for HIST 221 (History of Medieval Turko-Persian Societies) but I changed its order a bit in order to understand what the article aims. Enjoy reading!   Genghis Khan is one of the prominent leaders in world history in terms of his influences on the course of history. He established and enlarged his Mongol Empire for 21 …

Between the axis of Kemalist nationalism and Communist internationalism: Yakup Kadri and Nazım Hikmet

I wrote this small inquiry for TK 221 (Turkish) course this year. Even though I am not a literature student, literary works are necessary for understanding the mentality of the analyzed era by historians. There are many important points in the study of literary texts. It can easily be said that one of these points is a space analysis in …

Analyzing A Turkish History Magazine: The Making of “NTV Tarih”

I prepared this assignment for HIST 102 (Historical Method and Thought II) course. NTV Tarih (History) is beneficial for understanding the general panorama of popular historical magazines in Turkey. I extracted some points that are directly related to the course itself. NTV Tarih (NTV History) was one of the leading history magazines in Turkey for nearly five years. NTV Tarih, …

The elimination policies of Crimean Tatars’ identity by the USSR and their consequences

This paper is a research paper for ENGL 112 (Academic Writing II). I owe a great deal to Dr. Greta Uehling from the University of Michigan for this research. Her works provided me an amazing ground for my thesis. The best part of this research is that when I sent an email to thank her, she answered with an impressive …

The reconsidering of the transition from the Palaeolithic Age to the Neolithic Age in the case of Göbekli Tepe

This article is prepared for ENGL 111.03 class again. However, I changed some minor details. Enjoy reading! The transition between the Paleolithic and the Neolithic Age is one of the essential transformations in the history of the world that modified human beings’ lifestyle such as the invention of agriculture or the emergence of social stratification. From the beginning of 20th …

Motorcycle Diaries: A Different Representation of Famous Guerilla

I wrote this short analysis for ENGL 111.03 class homework. I will upload more film reviews soon. Original title: Diarios de motocicleta (Spanish with English subtitles) Year: 2004 Director: Walter Salles IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0318462/ (7.8/10) Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal (Ernesto Che Guevara) and Rodrigo De la Sarna (Alberto) Motorcycle Diaries’ goal is to reveal how Ernesto Guevara shifted from an …

The Prominence of Visual Sources

This is a mixture of necessary selections and some alterations in order to fit the blog (I do not want to be boring) from first two essays at my ENGL111.03 (Academic Writing) class in my first-year.  Ronald Reagan was giving his famous address to the leader of the USSR: “Tear down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev!” in Berlin. This photo is …

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