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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The reader is led to feel pity for the people who had to leave their home country. This Muslim family is exalted as honest, patriotic and considerate.

Pavli, the hero, insists that he is a Turk and that he hates the Greeks. See also Oran The sovereignty discourse is deeply embedded in the novel. Mario Levi —a writer of Jewish origin, also presents the exchange as an unfortunate event.

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Andreadis, Tamama ; M. Eventually, though, he treats Poyraz well. 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. Recently, other writers have produced such novels e. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

The Exchange of Populations in Turkish Literature

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. In essence, mention of the event is taboo. See if you have enough points for this item.


Historically both have been captured by force and, moreover, the hero was born and brought up in Crete. He has also had published in short stories about the lands where his parents had lived, Makedonya 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.

For the subjugated Christians in the Ottoman Empire, sovereignty was inconceivable, in the same way that absence of sovereignty was for the Muslims who were their overlords. There are akq clear differences in the way the exchange of populations is presented in Turkish and in Greek literature, which in turn are indicative of certain conditions found in the two countries and their ethnic communities.

This is probably another main difference between the Greek and the Turkish communities.

After a few more passages appear in the literary texts of some leftist-Marxist writers. These grecophone Christians the Rums are full of life; they are honest, pleasant, generous, industrious and so on. However, these writers represent only one particular ideological approach in Turkish literature.

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Dikmen Yıldızı

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. However, most important of all, the hero the author explains that Anatolia is the motherland of his ancestors. As if this novel opened the way, two further novels appeared in andthe main theme of which is again the exchange of populations.


The Rums with whom the reader becomes acquainted have a very strong attachment to the Ottoman state. Kazantzakis, I Adelphophades ; M. Historically, settlements were planned by the Ottoman state. Cunda is now inhabited by Greek-speaking Muslim immigrants who had dokmen from Crete in Thus, the Greeks and Rums of Anatolia were part akw Turkey not because they were born there and lived there, but rather, as one is constantly reminded, because they were serving the state.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: In spite of the reciprocal aspect of the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey, the event is reflected differently in the literary texts of the two countries.

The Rums take pride in these sacrifices. In Greece, one finds many societies, foundations, etc.

Dikmen Yıldızı by Aka Gündüz

Myrivilis, To Prasino Vivlio ; K. Kontoglou, To Aivali, i Patrida mou ; Ylrz. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Why should I upgrade to Internet Explorer 7? The concept of a civil society does not come through in these texts. See Millas There are dangers that simply didn’t exist back inwhen Internet Explorer 6 was released to the world.