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By Bulent Gokay

This ebook offers with the aftermath of the ""Great Game"" - the protracted fight among Britain and Russia for effect within the center jap and primary Asian lands that bordered the increasing Russian empire of the late-19th century. It covers a interval that was once an important within the smooth political historical past of the full quarter from Thrace to the Caucasus, exhibiting how an alliance among Turkish nationalism and Bolshevism pressured Britain to acknowledge that it didn't have the manpower and assets to consolidate the spoils of its victory after global battle I. It additionally presents ancient history to the present geopolitical pursuits of either Turkey and Russia within the war-torn Caucasus.

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I asked. " Osman was captivated with Arev, now called Gulizar. He was deeply in love with her, and his tender feelings for the Armenian girl even transferred to us and made us happy. Sometimes he invited us to his house for dinner.

He asked unexpectedly. "I can still walk:' We passed over the same mournful roads that I had crossed in the morning. I saw the corpse of the boy from Giresun, half naked and thrown aside. Other corpses were all around, dark and starting to decompose. Was it the heat of the day that hastened their inevitable misery? I did not know. It was dark when we got back to Chobanle. We stopped at a barn. The houses of the village peered from the darkness with half-closed eyes. Strange sounds and an unusual humming noise were all around.

They all lived together. Also in the household were black Rustem, his wife, and their oneyear-old son. Next came the converted Armenians: Khoren and me; his sister, Mendoohi; and a family of four that arrived the day after memother; daughter Mariam, fourteen years old; son Krikor, twelve; and the little girl, Vartuhi, about four. Although the family had given Ali Bey a considerable sum of money to save their lives, the grandmother was considered useless and had been taken off and killed by Rustem.

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