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STORY OF YAKTO

STORY OF YAKTO

Here you can read about the fascinating history of Yakto.

Posted by in STORY OF YAKTO on June 11, 2014 .

Essay and Photos:
Ender Özbay (Ege University Graduate School of Social Sciences, Department of Art History- Research Assistant; ozbayender@gmail.com)

The road connecting Yakto to Antioch, entrance of the village...

It is night time in Yaqto… Yaqto… A mystery beyond epoches… And now, mingling pitch-darkness with the whiteness of the fog, it’s building hazy walls before my thoughts… I need to set out to thinking with the rhythm of the night. Maybe this is the right way.
 

Maqam Nebi Idris viewed from the window of a ruined old village house.

Trraqq trruqq...

Posted by in STORY OF YAKTO on June 19, 2014 .

Women sorting large piles of silk cocoons, Antioch.
Date Created/Published: New York ; London ; Toronto-Canada ; Ottawa-Kansas : Underwood & Underwood, Publishers, c1913 March 31.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Antioch 14th July celebrations. The Turks march in to stay. The musicians with silk costume get the picnickers to dance.
LC-DIG-ppmsca-17416-00067 (digital file from original on page 37, no. 2008)
http://memory.loc.gov/