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I did my graduate studies at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi in Istanbul under the direction of the Vangelis Kechriotis. My research topic was the Ottoman Süryânî (Syriac) community during the Second Constitutional Period.
The Ottoman Süryânî from 1908 to 1914 #
This is the first academic work to rely on primary sources written in the Syro-Ottoman language and attempts to apply Ottomanist historiography to Syriac history. It was first published by Gorgias Press in 2009 and received its second printing in 2019.
From the publisher’s website:
This work explores the misconceptions about the Ottoman Süryânî community of the pre-World War I era, using a critique of the present day historiography as the context for the discussion. The works of three early twentieth century journalists, provide the material for the study. The author contends that this group cannot be considered as Assyrian nationalists, the traditional argument, that they saw the future of the Süryânî people as best secured by the continuation of the Ottoman Empire, in which they sought a greater presence for their community.
“ A Bibliography of Süryânî Periodicals in Ottoman Turkish” in Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies. 12, no. 1: 287-300.
“A Description of Syro-Ottoman” in Between religion and language: Turkish-speaking Christians, Jews and Greek-speaking Muslims and Catholics in the Ottoman Empire. İstanbul: Eren, 2012.
Adıyaman Tarihi. Unpublished.