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Bayram Dinners - 2016  Several 2016 Bayram dinners will be held in early November including but not exclusive to: Maine/New Hampshire, Washington DC, Florida, and Oregon/Southern Washington.  More information is in October's Buralarda or contact Sandy Anderson at TurkeyDost@aol.com.  We will post photos and reports as we receive them.  \

Arkadașlar Reunion 2016 in Arlington, VA
Lots of photos from the September 2016 reunion! 

Turkey-10 Leo Hogan (extreme right) and other RPCVs meet with their congressman, Dan Donovan (R-NY) during the NPCA and our Arkadaslar Global Reunion.  Leo is wearing one of the shirts we had printed for the last Global Reunion in 2011. Photo courtesty of NPCA

Relief painting prepared by children at the Sevinç Abla School

If you would be interested in owning this beautiful 2016 painting prepared and donated to Arkadașlar by talented children of Sevinç Abla School in Adana, Turkey Arkadașlar, please contact Sandy Anderson

News of Groups and More
Turkey-13's Bio Book

Cover of Turkey-13 Bio Book 

As you've read in Buralarda, the Turkey-13's put together a beautiful bio book with write-ups from each of their members.  We're providing examples from their book in hopes that other groups will decide to do something similar.
     Linda Harris Budan
     Ed Klinger
     Ann Boylston Violi

Kent Haruf's final book published posthumously
From Sandy Anderson: "Kent Haruf, T-8, was a good writer, and recognized author.  I've compared him to Faulkner in terms of his feelings for and insight into his community.  Others see Willa Cather (My Antonia). His language is straight-forward within space, much like life on the Great Plains in the north-eastern corner of Colorado.  Kent died last fall, and they have recently printed an unpublished book of his, Our Souls at Night.  This book review is at the Washington Post, and I copied the photo also from the Post."

Recently obtained Obituaries:
  Barbara Bryan (T-13) passed away October 17, 2016
  Pinar Arcan (FOT) passed away Sept. 17, 2016
  Steve Poppick (T-10) passed away August 18, 2016
Philip L Konkel (T-15) passed away May7 31, 2016
Ronald L Rabin (T-15) passed away Feb 15, 2016
Mary Jo Posnak Hulen (T-14) passed away May 24, 2016

Gene Zajac (T-13)  passed away April 27, 2016
Jack Sharpe (T-4) passed away March 3, 2016
Patrick J. Fitch (T-9) passed away Jan. 17, 2016

Our website: Explore and enjoy!
     Home: announcements of reunions, meetings, requests
     Archive: board meeting highlights, other items of interest
     Bulletin Board: messages of Turkey-related events around the U.S.
     Events: details about dinners, reunions, other scheduled events
     History: background of our organization & PC Turkey
     Membership: benefits and form
     Member News: news of interest about our members
     Memories of Turkey:  RPCVs' remembrances of life and events during PC service
     Photo Gallery: photos of and by Arkadaslar members, including reunions & bayram dinners
     Projects:  updates on projects we support
     Services:  listserv, newsletter, directory
     Stories: Memories/stories of our time in training and in Turkey
     Art: art works and services offered by Arkadaslar mmbers
     Books:  works produced by Arkadaslar members
     Links:  Turkish-American associations, embassy, Turkish sites, books on Turkey...





Arkadaslar is a network of 1200 people who served as Peace Corps Volunteers or staff in Turkey between 1962 and 1970 and other friends of Turkey.  Arkadaslar is committed to maintaining the network and fostering continued ties among our Turkish friends, ourselves, and our international communities.

Our membership is open to all former Turkey Peace Corps Volunteers and to all friends of Turkey.
Moved?  New e-mail address?   Please let us know your new contact information.

A new 2016 directory was  mailed to all members in early September 2016

Board Meetings

Next Meeting:
Tues. Feb 7, 2017
6:30 pm
   Atilla's Restaurant Columbia Pike

Peace Corps recruiting poster from the late 60's or early 70's designed by Gary Jameson (T-9).

Products for Sale
Peace Corps (Anniversary Pendant & more) and Arkadaslar items