the sea of marmara

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The Greece Runestones of Sweden

The Greece Runestones are about 30 runestones containing information related to voyages made by Norsemen to the Byzantine Empire. They were made during the Viking Age until about 1100  and were engraved in the Old Norse language with Scandinavian runes. All the stones have been found in modern-day Sweden and most of them were inscribed in memory of members of the Varangian Guard who did not make it home.

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Bir karga bir kediyi öldüresiye bir oyuna davet ediyordu. 
Hep böyle mi bu? 
Bir şeyden kaçıyorum bir şeyden, kendimi bulamıyorum dönüp gelip kendime yerleşemiyorum, kendimi bir yer edinemiyorum, kendime bir yer.’.. Kafatasımın içini, bir küçük huzur adına aynalarla kaplattım, ölü ben'im kendini izlesin her yandan, o tuhaf sır içinden! 
Paniğini kukla yapmış hasta bir çocuğum ben. 
Oyuncağı panik olan sayın yalnızlık kendi kendine nasıl da eğlenir.

Niye izin vermiyorsun yoluna kuş konmasına niye izin vermiyorum yoluma kuş konmasına niye kimselerizin vermez yollarıma kuş konmasına? 

“Öyle güzelsin ki kuş koysunlar yoluna” bir çocuk demiş.

** Nilgün Marmara

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HISTORY MEME → [½] places: Topkapi Palace. 

After the conquest of Istanbul by Mehmed the Conqueror at 1453, construction of the Topkapı Palace was started at the year 1460 and completed at 1478 . The palace was built upon a 700.000 squaremeters area, on an Eastern Roman Acropolis located at the Istanbul Peninsula between Sea of Marmara, Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The Topkapı Palace was the administrative, educational and art center of the Empire for nearly four hundred years, until the reign of Sultan Abdulmecid. Although Palace was abandoned by the Ottoman Dynasty by moving to the Dolmabahçe Palace at middle 19th century, Topkapı Palace was protected its importance everytime.

Germans Ambush British Submarine Due to Turkish Intelligence Coup

The E20, pictured in Britain in 1914.

November 6 1915, Sea of Marmara–Although the land and naval campaign around Gallipoli had stalled, submarine operations past the Straits, in the Sea of Marmara, continued their efforts to disrupt internal Turkish shipping.  Several submarines, both British and French, operated in the small sea, and occasionally arranged ahead of time to rendezvous with each other.  

On October 30, the French submarine Turquoise, the first French submarine to successfully pass through the Straits, was forced to beach itself by Turkish gunfire and was swiftly captured.  The French captain neither sent out any distress signal nor, critically, destroyed her secret papers.  As a result, the Turks now knew about Turquoise’s planned rendezvous with the British submarine E-20, while the Allies did not know they had lost the submarine.  The Turks also captured the latest codebooks, giving them a further intelligence advantage and even allowing them to send signals supposedly originating from the Turquoise.

On November 6, E-20 went to make its rendezvous as scheduled; the procedure was routine and while they waited for the Turquoise to arrive, the captain was brushing his teeth.  Suddenly, the German submarine UB-14 surfaced and fired a torpedo from 500 yards away.  The British were unable to respond in time, and the submarine sank quickly with 21 of the 30 men aboard.

Today in 1914: Execution of German Spy Carl Lody; First at Tower of London in 167 Years

Sources include: Randal Gray, Chronicle of the First World War.