Books
Ermeni Sorunuyla İlgili İngiliz Belgeleri (1912-1923) - British Documents on Armenian Question (1912-1923)
Author : Tolga Başak
Year : 2018
Language : English
ISBN : 978-605-82518-8-5
Price : 30.00 TL

AVIM published the book, containing a selection of documents, entitled “British Documents on Armenian Question (1912-1923)” compiled by Associate Professor Tolga Başak. Tolga Başak’s study contains numerous documents from the National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Records Office, the Parliamentary Archives, House of Lords Records Office and Oriental and India Office Collection at the British Library as well as from the private papers of the well-known British Statesmen such as David Lloyd George and Bonar Law and makes an important contribution to historians, political scientists and scholars in other fields interested in the Armenian Question.  Tolga Başak’s study contains 367 documents covering the period 12 December 1912—16 June 1923. The author also provides a lengthy introduction chapter to let the readers better grasp the contents of the documents as well as period in which they were written.

Previously Bilal Şimşir published a 4-volume collection of British Documents on the Ottoman Armenians covering 1856-1895 period. Dr Başak’s study can be seen in many ways as a complementary and follow-up study to Bilal Şimşir’s seminal work. The documents discovered by Tolga Başak throws important light onto the role played by Great Britain and other great powers in the emergence and exacerbation of the Armenian Question. In addition Başak’s provides important information on the manner in which the Armenian Question has been used by British Propaganda Office during the war by providing samples from the correspondence of Arnold J. Toynbee among others.

Turkish-Russian Academics: A Historical Study on the Caucasus
Author : AVIM
Year : 2016
Language : Turkish
ISBN : 978-605-60619-6-7
Price : 20.00 TL

Turkey and Russia, having proximity and a shared destiny with each other due to being historical neighbors, have had many ups and downs throughout history ranging from hostilities and war to friendship, support and cooperation. 

With globalization setting in and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Turkish-Russian relations grew to become multi-faceted and multidimensional, providing a rich ground for scientific academic studies and research.

History no doubt is still a prominent field. Joint publications, symposiums and conferences on history carried out in the recent period have been concrete indicators of the developing cooperation between Turkey and Russia. Maintaining and developing this cooperation is of vital importance for the future.

As a result of contacts and meetings with the esteemed head and academicians of the Turkish Studies Programme of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oriental Studies, the idea has emerged to compile a book on the work of some distinguished Turkish and Russian historians and academics, particularly on the history of the Caucasus region. In accordance with this understanding, the Center for Eurasian Studies (AVİM) is pleased to edit this historical academic study in a book.

We are grateful to all the participants for their valuable contributions, all outcome of meticulous academic work. 

We also trust this initiative will help to encourage Turkish and Russian historians and academics to pursue more extensive and comprehensive studies and inspire them to accelerate their work.

Gürcistan'daki Müslüman Topluluklar: Azınlık Hakları, Kimlik, Siyaset
Author : Ayşegül Aydıngün, Ali Asker, Aslan Yavuz Şir (Editörler)
Year : June 2016
Language : Turkish
ISBN : 97605601974
Price : 30.00 TL

This book was rendered possible thanks to the project titled Gürcistan’daki Müslüman Topluluklar: Azınlık Hakları, Kimlik, Siyaset (Muslim Communities in Georgia: Minority Rights, Identity and Politics).

Within the context of this project, the discrimation towards the four Muslim communities in Georgia – Adjarians, Borchali Turks, Meskhetian Turks, and Kists – and its consequent outcomes were analyzed in terms of minority rights, identity and politics. In this context, Georgia’s commitments within the framework of its memberships in international organizations, treaties to which Georgia is a part of, legal arrangements as a result of these treaties and the effects of these arrangements on Muslim minorities were analyzed in comprehensive field researches conducted in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey between September 2015 and March 2016. Interviews were conducted not only with members or leading figures of the said communities but also with officials from government agencies, politicians, NGO specialists and academicians. In this manner, the status of Muslim minorities were analyzed in an objective manner by taking into consideration different opinions and assessments. We present this book, which is the product of intensive hard work and devotion, to all our readers who are interested in the subject.

Armenian Diaspora: Diaspora, State and the Imagination of the Republic of Armenia
Author : Turgut Kerem Tuncel
Year : December 2014
Language : Turkish
ISBN : 9786056061950
Price : 35.00 TL

Armenian Diaspora: Diaspora, State and the Imagination of the Republic of Armenia is the slightly revised version of Dr. Turgut Kerem Tuncel’s doctoral dissertation titled Mayr Hayastan Im Hairenik: Memory and the Politics of Construction of the Armenian Homeland that he defended in June 2014 at Università degli Studi di Trento Sociology and Social Research Doctoral Program. In his book, Dr. Tuncel examines the construction of the Republic of Armenia as a homeland after the collapse of the Soviet Union along the Armenia-Diaspora nexus through the analyses of the Armenian state discourse, the discourses of the major new-generation diaspora organizations in the U.S. and the discourses of the young Armenians, mostly U.S citizens, who undertake volunteer work, internships, and ‘homeland tourism’ programmes in Armenia organized by those organizations.

The book was first published in December 2014. The second edition of this book was launched in August 2015.

Ermeni Sorunu Temel Bilgi ve Belgeler (2. Baskı)
Author : Ömer Engin Lütem (Editör)
Year : July 2009
Language : Turkish
ISBN : 978-605-60619-1-2
Price : 15.00 TL