Maraş is Turkish
|My ramble on 29th August regarding the forthcoming “peace” talks included a query on the return of the Gazi Maḡusa suburb Maraş “to the rightful owners”.
This appeared to be of immediate benefit only (or mainly) to the Greek Cypriots. However, now the National Council has finally made an official statement that the vast majority of land in Maraş is Turkish “vakiflar” land that was misappropriated by the then occupying power – Britain - and then sold to the Greeks! Suddenly restoring Maraş to the rightful owners (the Turkish religious foundation) is a very good thing!
From Topkapı to Pera Palas
On 8th October, Demetra George Mustafaoglu, will return to Pera Palas Hotel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the well-known Yaratici Cocuklar Dernegi in a concert entitled Hayat Yankanlari-Reflections of Life.
She is an international soprano, former Miss Oklahoma and Grammy List Nominee who helped raise $5M for the restoration of Topkapi Palace's entrance in 2012 for Enos7 with her Andrew Lloyd Webber Concert at the Four Seasons Hotel on the Bosphorous.