Balkan Wars 1912-1913: a documentary

In 2013, I made a translation for Cem Fakir’s Balkan Harbi 1912-1913 documentary. I transcribed what Vasilis Nikoltsios was saying in Greek, and then translated it into Turkish. I didn’t prepare the subtitles though, i.e. I didn’t cut the whole into shorter pieces that would be timed to fit available time (which of course involves…

“Tunisie, une mémoire juive”

(Featured image: Wikimedia Commons.) Last night I came across a very interesting documentary on TV5: “Tunisie, une mémoire juive” (I just found out that you can find it on youtube). It retraces the history of Tunisia’s Jewish community. I didn’t know anything about Tunisia’s Jewish community, but I knew a thing or two about Algeria’s…

Μια εκλογική αναμέτρηση που έχασαν και η Δεξιά και η Αριστερά

* Μετάφραση άρθρου του Αχμέτ Ινσέλ, που δημοσιεύτηκε στη Cumhuriyet στις 25 Απριλίου. (Featured image from Wikimedia Commons.) Οι δύο υποψήφιοι του δεύτερου γύρου των γαλλικών προεδρικών εκλογών έχουν ένα ενδιαφέρον κοινό στοιχείο. Ο Εμανουέλ Μακρόν, ο οποίος ήρθε πρώτος με ποσοστό 23,9 των ψήφων, ορίζει τον εαυτό του ως “δημοκράτη που βρίσκεται και δεξιά…

Documenting the refugee exodus

(Featured image: Wikimedia Commons) I came across this blog post, titled “Passing through – memories from the Western Balkan route”. For a long time, I have been thinking that the effort of large numbers of refugees to reach Europe (I dislike the term “refugee crisis”), and Europe’s response to it, is not just an important…

1908, un tournant national irréversible

* This is the final chapter of my PhD thesis, presented at the EHESS in 2013, entitled “Une nation impériale. Construire une communauté politique ottomane moderne au lendemain de la révolution de 1908.” [An imperial nation. Constructing a modern Ottoman political community in the aftermath of the 1908 revolution.] (Featured image: Wikimedia Commons) La révolution…