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40 years of active presence

Thursday, February 9, 2023
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    HISTORICAL EVENTS

    An extremely strange subject for postcards is the massacre of the Armenians in Adana, Türkiye in 1909. It seems they were printed by Levantines, as the note “Poste Française Mersina” on the front implies, maybe in the frame of the preparations, already under way, for carving up the Ottoman Empire. The stamp of the Ottoman Post indicates that the Ottoman state had not reacted to their distribution – maybe they were not even in a position to…

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