Kağıt Türü2. Hamur
For over a century, Kınalıada has been a much favored recreation area for the Armenian community in Turkey. The settlement of Armenians on the island dates back to the first quarter of the 19th century, with the history of the first religious and educational institutions dating back to the middle of the same century. On the island, where for many years the majority of the population was composed of Armenians and Greeks, a serious demographic
change was experienced through the expulsion of Greek citizens from the country in 1964; population growth accelerated after the construction of new buildings on the abandoned properties of the former Greek inhabitants of the island in the 1970s.
This book, like the other books in the Sounds of Silence' series, was prepared with the aim of making visible and heard the stories Armenians in Turkey and abroad, whose roots are in the various regions of Turkey's geography. Within the scope of this study, oral history interviews were conducted in Kınalıada, one of the rare
settlements where Western Armenian culture and language are still kept alive in the public sphere, shedding light on the cu lture's past and showing the importance of the island for the Armenian community, and the transformation it has undergone in the last fifty years.
The book contains, in addition to the twelve interviews conducted with Kınalı İsland's Armenians, in addition to this Narod Avcı wrote an introduction to the history of the island, and Rudi Sayat Pulatyan wrote an epilogue on the methodology of the interviews as well as observations.
The previous books of the series:
The Sounds of Silence: Turkey's Armenians Speak
The Sounds of Silence II: Diyarbakır's Armenians Speak
The Sounds of Silence III: Ankara's Armenians Speak
The Sounds of Silence IV: Izmit's Armenians Speak
The Sounds of Silence V: Kayseri's Armenians Speak
The Sounds of Silence VI: Sivas's Armenians Speak