August 17th. We do not forget…

19 August 2016

As the original texts are written in Turkish, English translation is provided for non-Turkish readers. The author apologizes in advance for any and all possible changes and losses in meaning due to translation.

We have recently been running on such a busy agenda that we cannot remember what happened a year ago. And it becomes harder to remember more distant past.

I was in the USA 17 years ago when the August 17th Marmara Earthquake occurred, but I can still remember the sad incident very clearly. In those days, we provided guidance to American NGOs that wanted to help our country after the earthquake. More than 17 thousand people lost their lives in the disaster. May them rest in peace.

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