Apology from Zeynep Tozduman a columnist from Izmir(Turkey)


medzyeghern:

I apologize for every single day that we have remained silent since the days of genocide.
I apologize for our grandfathers who cooperated with the murderers carrying out the brutal massacre of 1.5 million people in Anatolia.
I apologize from your young girls for permanently burying their hopes into their dowry chests.
I apologize from all your people left dead without a proper burial, shroud or cemeteries.
I apologize for causing you to add the word ‘converted – Donme’ to your vocabulary.
I apologize from all your girls and women abused and raped, forcefully converted to Kurd, Turk, Alevi or Islam.
I apologize for forcing you to become the Diaspora and scatter like pomegranate seeds to all corners of the world.
I apologize for forcing you to long for your homeland with broken hearts from the faraway deportation points.
I apologize for preventing you from giving your children proper names and education in your mother tongue, a basic human right.
I apologize for confiscating your houses, properties, lands, farms, orchards, and shops to create our national economy, based on a disease of racism in this country.
I apologize for denying even the very existence of the original peoples of thes lands after subjecting them to economic, cultural and political genocide.
I apologize for confiscating your places of worship (monastery, church, sinagogue, Jem house, etc.), and converting them to mosques, museums, community centres or stables.
I apologize from the survivors of the genocide for even forbidding them from dreaming in their own language.
I apologize for forcing racism on you by making you repeat every morning ‘So happy to be a Turk’.
I apologize for presenting your properties as gifts to your own murderers.
I apologize for transforming the Anatolian garden of different peoples to a cemetery of different peoples.
I apologize for realizing too late that the sorrow expressed in the song ‘Sari Gelin’ was in reality the sorrow of the genocide.
I apologize for wiping out the various original peoples of Anatolia living on these lands long before the arrival of the Turks, and for trying to create a single nation state.
I apologize for creating a hell of murders in this country, instead of a heaven of humanity.
I apologize for burying all the people named Agop, Kiriakos, Samuel, Ani, Maria or Sarkis in my city Smyrna (Izmir) as well as the rest of the country, and also burying our humanity in the process.
I apologize for committing crimes against humanity for one thousand and four hundred years in these lands.
I apologize for not realizing that fascism would eventually arrive and start killing us as well in these lands.
I apologize for not being able to put a stop to the denial and assimilation policies for one hundred years.
I apologize especially for our inhumane behaviour during the genocides of the Armenians, Assyrians, Pontic Greeks, Yezidis and Alevis.
And I apologize once again on this April 24 genocide commemoration day, for our inability to protect you and preserve our humanity.


meggygrace:

Started my Lipstick Diary and can I just say, my lips are killing me.



Eliza, doubleedgedminds

did you ever watch my “sukie makes snow-cream in Denmark” video. I’m watching it now and….

(shoves hand in snow) “OH MAH GAWD IT’S COLD. OMG THIS IS COLDER THAN I EXPECTED IT TO BE- OH LOOK AT MY SHOES”

(finally done making snowcream)
"THERE IS A FREAKING ICE CREAM TRUCK (OUTSIDE)"

"IT (THE ICE CREAM TRUCK) IS JUST WAITING THERE. AS IF CHILDREN WILL COME OUTSIDE. IT IS WINTER" suddenly realizing I’m making snow-cream

This should prepare you for the “sukie makes turkish coffee in Sweden” video



mrhamartia said: numbers 34, 74 and 81.

34. Listening to?
-Milica (Serbian singer)

74. What is your favorite book?
-gah. Well, I’m re-reading Zlata’s Diary, so we’ll go with that one being my “current” favorite.

81. Tea or coffee?
-Both? I’m a sucker for some good old Turkish coffee, but damn do I love my St. Regis tea blend.

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1. Would you have sex with the last person you text messaged?
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7. What happened tonight?
8. Do you think it’s disgusting when girls get really wasted?
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18. The last time you felt broken?
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31. Honestly, do you hate the last boy you were talking to?
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33. Are you one of those people who never drinks soda?
34. Listening to?
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36. Do you know where the last person you kissed is?
37. Do you believe in love at first sight?
38. Who did you last call?
39. Who was the last person you danced with?
40. Why did you kiss the last person you kissed?
41. When was the last time you ate a cupcake?
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50. Ever used a bow and arrow?
51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
53. Is Christmas stressful?
54. Ever eat a pierogi?
55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
57. Do you believe in ghosts?
58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
59. Take a vitamin daily?
60. Wear slippers?
61. Wear a bath robe?
62. What do you wear to bed?
63. First concert?
64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
65. Nike or Adidas?
66. Cheetos Or Fritos?
67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
68. Favorite Taylor Swift song?
69. Ever take dance lessons?
70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
71. Can you curl your tongue?
72. Ever won a spelling bee?
73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
74. What is your favorite book?
75. Do you study better with or without music?
76. Regularly burn incense?
77. Ever been in love?
78. Who would you like to see in concert?
79. What was the last concert you saw?
80. Hot tea or cold tea?
81. Tea or coffee?
82. Favorite type of cookie?
83. Can you swim well?
84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
85. Are you patient?
86. DJ or band, at a wedding?
87. Ever won a contest?
88. Ever have plastic surgery?
89. Which are better black or green olives?
90. Opinions on sex before marriage?
91. Best room for a fireplace?
92. Do you want to get married?
I'll answer whatever you ask guys
pleasepleaseplease i will admit any of them pls

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heisenbabe:

i want to sleep for 2 years and wake up with a degree, an apartment and money in the bank.


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hoes-and-heroes:

#ANABOG


maggie-headed:

Armenian Genocide survivors discovered in Salt and sent to Jerusalem in April 1918.









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