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Postby RAFAELLA » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:29 am

Turkish girls sold to Arabs

Cyprus Observer 15 May 2009

‘Girls sold to the Arabs’ is a tragedy which has been heard about and spoken about by Turkish Cypriots for generations but there aren't many details about the essence of the issue, about why and how it happened.

Under which conditions did Turkish Cypriots, who are known as loving parents, sell their children? and most importantly, what did those girls live through?

Two Turkish Cypriot journalists, Neriman Cahit and Eralp Adanir, were curious about this issue and they started researching. During their research on the island, scans through libraries and scientific sources proved to be insufficient, so they went directly to the source of the problem.

Journalist Neriman Cahit and TV producer Eralp Adanir went to Amman with the help of the Emel-Isam Muhareb family and interviewed the Turkish Cypriot women who were given to the Arabs as brides. They found some of these women, who are in their seventies, in Palestine Refugee Camps. They spoke to the children and grandchildren of some.

Neriman Cahit and Eralp Adanir are preparing to publish the result of their interviews and research with all the details and they say: “The amount of information we gathered in Amman in one week could not be obtained in Cyprus in several years. It is an unbelievable tragedy(...)

http://europenews.dk/en/node/23102
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Postby Oracle » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:52 am

You can tell a lot about a Culture, from how they treat their Women .... :roll:
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Postby Kuruovali » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:31 pm

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...

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Postby paliometoxo » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:42 pm

what a foward country turkey is.. very advanced to be selling women off still....
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Postby denizaksulu » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:58 pm

paliometoxo wrote:what a foward country turkey is.. very advanced to be selling women off still....



These are Cypriot women.
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Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:02 pm

denizaksulu wrote:
paliometoxo wrote:what a foward country turkey is.. very advanced to be selling women off still....



These are Cypriot women.


I don't think that it is still happening, either ... is it?
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Postby paliometoxo » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:05 pm

this cant be helping the trnc and turkeys struggle to have it recognised...
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Postby denizaksulu » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:05 pm

A distant relative (by marriage) would always talk about his aunt who was sold to the Arabs as a young girl( suspect it as being a dowry marriage). When a young boy he told us how he visited her in Jerusalem. She had become a 'full' Arab. She became a 'female circumciser'. He told us that he found a bag of some dried stuff hanging from the ceiling. He thought they were dried leblebi (salted chick peas). His aunt caught him and chided him. They were the product of her 'profession'. (DESSICATED CLITORI). She used the stuff for herbal remedies. :roll:


:lol: :lol: - Not Funny.. :?
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Postby denizaksulu » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:06 pm

paliometoxo wrote:this cant be helping the trnc and turkeys struggle to have it recognised...


These happened 100 years ago. :twisted:
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Postby Sotos » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:54 pm

Now due to the crisis they have a "buy one get one free" offer. This is why they sell to Arabs. Because they can buy in bulk :lol:
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