Monthly archives: January, 2020

Sumgait – February 1988

Sumgait – February 1988

I vividly remember – the year was 2003, summer, I was at my relatives in the village during vacation. Uncle Sasha grumbled something and then began to talk about February 1988 in Sumgait. He talked calmly, collectedly, and without emotion about what he had seen and experienced during the pogroms. All these numerous films where …

Tax Based On Nationality In Turkey – 1942

Tax Based On Nationality In Turkey

A new property tax (Varlık Vergisi) was approved by the Turkish parliament on November 11, 1942. It was proposed by then Prime Minister Mehmet Şükrü Saracoğlu. The stated idea was the establishment of an additional tax on the property of Turkish citizens to raise funds for the country’s defense should it enter WWII. Here, it …