Archive for Samuel Krech

Istanbul: January 19

Today we woke up, boarded buses, and headed for a new part of Istanbul.  Our first stop was the Panorama 1453 Museum which is an amazing work of art depicting the siege and capture of what was then known as Constantinople by Sultan Mehmed II(the conquerer) in, who would have guessed it, 1453.  The siege […]

Turkey: At the Crossroads of East, West, North and South, January 5 – On Campus Class

Today in our class discussion we talked about the massacre of the Armenian population in Turkey during the first World War along with the Kurdish minority in Turkey and it’s terrorist organization the PKK(Kurdistan Workers’ Party). On the Armenian massacre or “genocide” topic we discussed the two differing views that the Turkish and the Armenian […]