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Turkish girls sold to Arabs

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Postby Oracle » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:00 pm

Kuruovali wrote:It is sad but unfortunately true. My wife's grandmother who was born in Limassol (Arnout district) was sold to an arab from Palestine in 1935 at the age of 12. She was unfortunate to have lost her mother and was left in care of her aunt who later on sold her to the arab. I suppose a combination of extreme poverty together with the child not being her's is what led to this awful event.

Sadly my wife's grandmother passed away a couple of years ago. She didn't like talking much about her past and everytime her past was mentioned she would would try to change the subject. As far as I know she gave birth to 2 children (a girl and boy) in Palestine but was very unhappy. During the war with all the carnage that was going on she made her way onto one of the refugee boats and headed back to Cyprus. She unfortunately could not take her son back with her and she returned with her daughter. She never saw her son again.

Always wanted to document her life story but unfortunately never got aroud to doing it. Maybe some things are best left untold...

K


That's a very sad story K. :(

... I hope humanity has moved on, and that we shall never again see mothers and children parted from each other in those ways.
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Postby Jerry » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:18 pm

Back in the sixties I met up with a GC who I had studied with in the UK. He came from one of the wealthiest families on the island. One day he took me to visit a large citrus estate they owned outside Famagusta. They employed most the TCs from the local village. My friend asked me if I wanted a girl, I wasn't sure what he meant but he said I could have a TC girl if I wanted one, the parents "didn't mind". I refused his kind offer but it was obvious that his family were considered to be Lords of the Manor.

I also remember asking him if the GC manager employed there was scared being surrounded by so many TCs. "He has two bren guns hidden in the roof" he said.
I often wondered if they were ever used in anger in 1974.
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Postby yialousa1971 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:00 am

This is what Turks used to do with Greeks, sell them in the slave markets in Egypt.
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Postby denizaksulu » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:37 am

yialousa1971 wrote:This is what Turks used to do with Greeks, sell them in the slave markets in Egypt.



Why single out Turks? The British were in the forefront of slavery; how did the Americas get there black African populations. There are no European so called 'xivilised' nation who has not dabbled in this 'human misery' trade.
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Postby denizaksulu » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:24 am

http://www.essay-911.com/samples/Slavery.htm


Might be an Eye Opener. I think the Greeks invented slavery :lol: like everything else.
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Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:54 am

denizaksulu wrote:http://www.essay-911.com/samples/Slavery.htm


Might be an Eye Opener. I think the Greeks invented slavery :lol: like everything else.


Slavery is a very ancient institution. Mention is made of it in the Code of Hummurabi, considered to be the oldest surviving codified statute which was introduced by the epomynous Mesopotamian king who ruled from 1792-1750 BC. For example:

17. If any one find runaway male or female slaves in the open country and bring them to their masters, the master of the slaves shall pay him two shekels of silver.
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Postby Oracle » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:13 am

denizaksulu wrote:http://www.essay-911.com/samples/Slavery.htm


Might be an Eye Opener. I think the Greeks invented slavery :lol: like everything else.


No they didn't invent it, but they did abandon it as a bad idea thousands of years ago.

So, what made the Turks think it was a good idea to resurrect it? .... after everyone else, also, decided it was a bad idea!
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Postby denizaksulu » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:29 am

Oracle wrote:
denizaksulu wrote:http://www.essay-911.com/samples/Slavery.htm


Might be an Eye Opener. I think the Greeks invented slavery :lol: like everything else.


No they didn't invent it, but they did abandon it as a bad idea thousands of years ago.

So, what made the Turks think it was a good idea to resurrect it? .... after everyone else, also, decided it was a bad idea!


Read what Plato said about slavery. If it was good for the Greeks its damn well good for the others. :wink:


I was only responding to Yialoussa response. 'Seek and ye shall find'.
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