Armenian Van Vaspurakan (UCLA Armenian History and Culture by Richard G. Hovannisian

By Richard G. Hovannisian

The UCLA convention sequence «Historic Armenian towns and Provinces» has been prepared to discover the old, political, cultural, non secular, social, and fiscal legacy of a humans rooted at the Armenian Plateau for 3 millennia. Armenian Van/Vaspurakan is the 1st of the convention lawsuits to be released, in view of the truth that the realm round Lake Van is the cradle of Armenian civilization.

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The military also dominates reshaping Turkish-Israeli security relations. 2011 04:21:58 page_34 < previous page page_34 next page > Page 34 Russia to hold important political consultations with their governments. He, rather than the relevant agencies of Turkey's foreign policy establishment, concluded an agreement on military cooperation with Georgia. 26 One could get the impression that the armed forces command not only has a prerogative over the Ministry of Defence, which is the normal constitutional situation, but also tries to lead the foreign ministry in an area of vital importance for Turkey's foreign relations.

Yilmaz, who had been hesitant in following the army's lead in the struggle against Islamist forces for fear of problems with the religiousoriented wing of his party, had to give in. In the following weeks the dress code in universitites was again enforced by banning female students with headscarves and male students with beards from entering the campuses or taking exams. 2011 04:21:57 page_32 < previous page page_32 next page > Page 32 sentenced to a ten-month prison term for ''inciting hatred among the people" in a speech given in the southeastern city of Siirt in December 1997.

They have normally migrated to Diyarbakir*, Urfa, Van, or other urban centers in the southeast where they have added to the already large numbers of urban unemployed. Even more people seem to have migrated from the Kurdish provinces to other parts of Turkey to escape the fighting and its side effects as well as the hopeless economic and social situation in the southeast. Most have settled in the more prosperous urban centers of western Anatolia such as Istanbul or Izmir*. 11 Turkey's domestic Kurdish problem is a mixture of interlinked issues.

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