TURKISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY GETS A NEW PRESIDENT
July 23 2008
President of the Turkish Historical Society (TTK) Prof. Dr. Yusuf
Halacoglu has been removed from his post. Prof. Dr. Ali Binici may
take his place.
Bia news center – Ankara 23-07-2008
Head of the Turkish Historical Society (TTK) Prof. Dr. Yusuf Halacoglu
has been removed from his post. Halacoglu is back at his old post at
Gazi University in Ankara. Prof. Dr. Ali Birinci is expected to take
According to cnnturk.com, today (July 23) new assignments regarding
the posts in some ministries were announced in the Official
Gazette. Halacoglu’s removal was included. There was no explanation
regarding why he was removed from his post.
Halacoglu found out about his removal while in holiday in Bodrum. He
said that he did not care about the removal, that it was a burden
"It is normal"
Halacoglu said, "This is something that can happen anytime. One day
you do your duty for your state, another day you are back to being
a scientist. These are normal things. I take it as normal."
Last year on August 19, Halacoglu had participated in a conference
at Kayseri in Central Turkey about "AvÅ~_ar people in Turkish History
and Culture" and claimed that Kurds living in Turkey were Turkmen and
Kurdish Alevis living in Turkey were Armenian descendants. (NZ/EZO/TB)