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Remembering Sandy Anderson

It is with profound sadness that we remember our dear friend and an Arkadașlar mainstay, Sandy Anderson, who passed away unexpectedly on March 5, 2017.  All of us in the Arkadașlar community are still reeling from the shock of her untimely death. Sandy was the "go-to" person for getting questions answered about Arkadașlar on everything from our database of members, the directory, the listserv, the special publications (photo books), the annual bayram dinners, and much, much more.  She collected news for Buralarda, the website, for the different training groups.  She was a terrific organizer, correspondent, historian, writer, educator, colleague, and friend.  We will all miss her greatly.   March Buralarda with tribute to Sandy AndersonSandy's obituary.

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

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 participating members. Layout was done by Dale Evans, T-13.  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

Russell Whitesel passed away April 2, 2017
Michael L.Shapiro (T-5) passed away March 21, 2017
* Dr. Thomas J. O'Hare passed away March 14, 2017
* Dr. Richard "Stace" Stacey (PC Staff) passed away March 12, 2017
* Sandra Comstock Anderson (T-13) passed away March 4, 2017
* David G. Bringedahl (T-2) passed away Feb 20, 2017
* Dale Hultengren (T-15) passed away Feb 14, 2017
* Robert J Baum (T-8) passed away May 17, 2016
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 May 31, 2016

* Recently obtained and posted obituaries

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

Board Meetings

Next Meeting:
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