Some spying affairs

Pigeon spy (They were used generally at WWI)

The things which will tell in here are not a movie. If they are, I would already ask to Paul, because he is the best movie critic I know on this planet. First came into my mind, maybe  James Bond; yes he is the most famous British spy character all over the world. Handsome, intelligence sometimes cool sometimes sympathetic. Most beautiful women are waiting to go to bed with him; this is the popular dream of human males:) Bond arouses admiration. Come let’s study some sub-psychology, and we see how British Imperialism puts the world in a shape what they want, while they make the people admire to the spying business.

The quotes in here were quoted from today’s article of Yılmaz Ozdil who is columnist journalist at Turkish Sozcu newspaper.

At the article we can see many spy including Gertrude Bell who is known as “Queen of the Desert”.

I don’t know yet previous dates, but the first name which we face to is John Philby at the article.

The author the book of “The Empty Quarter” John Philby, was a British spy. He knew Arabic like his mother tongue. Supposedly he has been Muslim. He took the name “Sheikh Abdullah”. While we were struggling in the Gallipoli with the British(1915-1916), he was sent to Mecca to assist the Sheriff Hussein who opened the rebel flag against Ottoman. On one hand he organized Arabs who stabbed in our backs, the other side he picked up the concession for the British oil companies, also he has sold historical artifacts to England museums by swiping; he made a fortune.

When he returned to England, he entered into politics, but he was not be elected, he offended. He switched sides in the Second World War, he started to sell the knowledges about his own country, he worked for Hitler on the sly. He was caught, arrested some time later; after he was under house arrest. When the war finished, he left England, he moved to Lebanon. He died because of heart attack. He was buried in a Muslim cemetery in Beirut.

John Philby’n had a son: Kim Philby. He was a graduate of Cambridge like his father, he knew Arabic as fluently, he was a spy also. In 1947, he was sent to Istanbul as consulate secretary. He was tasked with the liaison of CIA and MI6 at Washington. He was recorded at Cold War history as “spy of the century”. Because he was working as double agent. He was the mole. He was recruited by the Soviet secret service, he was selling information to Moscow. He was suspected and was followed. But somehow he couldn’t catched, and he was fired. He went, like his father, he moved to Beirut. Supposedly he was a journalist.

After quite some time, in 1961 Anatoliy Golitsyn who was KGB officer has defected to the United States; Golitsyn sang like a canary*. He disclosed the secrets of Kim Philby. Evidence sought was found finally. Kim Philby who understood that the rope of British will twine around to his neck, went Armenia via Syria, and from there he fled to Russia.

Earlier, he was divorced from his two wife, one of them was a British, the other one was an American. In this time he has married to Rufina Pukhova who was Russian writer, Polish origin. His life has been novel, was filmed in Hollywood. He has been an alcoholic. He tried to commit suicide twice, he couldn’t be succeed. In 1988 he passed away due the heart attack like his father. Russia made a postage stamp for his memory.

After his death, it appeared that while he was working in Istanbul, he delivered Konstantin Volkov who was an officer of KGB and worked in Istanbul consulate general in the USSR and who wanted to emigrate to England, to the KGB with his own hands with master maneuvers. Because there was a mole list into Volkov’s bag, and Kim Philby was written at the top of the list!

If we return again to his father of Kim Philby spy as himself. John Philby who organized Saudis, he was carrying out the organization of Iraq with a woman who has name Gertrude Bell.

Gertrude was a spy. She was a graduate of Oxford. She knew very well seven languages including Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Kurdish. She was very nice. Red hair, green eyes, delicate. She was flaring light around herself. Under the cover of archaeologist’s works she toured every inch of Mesopotamia, she organized tribes. In 1919, she participated as a delegate to the Paris Peace Conference. She has mapped Middle East. She divided the regions as Kurds, Arabs, Turkmen. She drew the borders of present-day Iraq with her hands. Iraqi border which was signed between Turkey and England in 1924, was her work. She also found a king. The son of Sharif Hussein who was John Philby’s buddy, Faisal was sat on the throne of Iraq as a puppet.

Arabs named her “Queen of the desert,”. Never married. She was in love actually. She was in love with Major Dick Doghty-Willie. Misfortune thing was that the Major has married. They sent letters with eachother secretly, they were meeting. But Major Dick was not divorcing from his wife, Gertrude was getting depressed. The issue has solved by us(Turks). We hit Major Dick at Dardanelles Wars(Gallipoli) and the man died. In this way, it did not need to be experienced of any family tragedy.

Gertrude’s hatred of Turks had started with this event. When her lover died, she threw herself to Cairo, she joined the Arab office of the British secret service. She went to Iraq to get things done that I outlined above. Firstly she dug a pit for us(Turks), after she caused the death of herself. In 1926, at the age of 58 by taking an overdose of sleeping pills, she committed suicide. She was buried in the British cemetery in Baghdad.

Before killing herself, she came to Anatolia in many times under the cover of archaelogist’s works. She knew our weaknesses about women, she used this well, she ensured the doors open. It wasn’t enough, we gave a guidance next to her for her walking around as she wanted. She made her work as best. She went all Anatolia cities, including Diyarbakir, Adana, Konya, Cappadocia and etc. Even she climed Cudia Mountain. She listed Kurdish villages. She detailed the Kurdish tribes according to their tendencies; which ones are in favor of government, which are available to betrayed, she took off genealogy. Where are dims, where the transition roads, she did map all. For example, in a letter “I stayed in the Zakho camp,” she was saying. Do you remember the Zakho camp!**

She went to Antioch(Turkey city at Syria border). She made excavation at Karkamıs. At the border of Syria where we see what has become today, she reported the ethnic origins of the populaton while she said “I am visiting churches at the Syrian border”. When she died, she left the 16 diaries with her handwriting, about two thousand letters and seven thousand photos.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk stepped on the land from Samsun city (at the shore of Black Sea) for starting the liberation war. Gertrude has leaked to Anatolia four months later and came to the city of Malatya(eastern Anatolia city). She met with Major Noel who was an British spy and tried to gather Kurdish tribes. While she tried to another eastern city Elazıg she was caught by independence army of Mustafa Kemal(Their name is Kuva-i Milliye). She has been learned Kuva-i Milliye was not like the Ottomans. And she was not able to come Anatolia until the independence war end.

I said before, she never married. But she was sort of mother. Because there was a man who she said “my spiritual boy”: He was Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence. Also he is known, Lawrence of Arabia.

She raised him as own son, she guided to him, she has been mentor for him and she introduced him with influential people. Lawrence of Arabia was saying for this woman who was just bigger himself 20 years: She is no different from my mother, I learned everything I know from her.”

The king of Saudi who gave the medal to Tayyip Erdogan and Abdullah Gul at his hotel where he stayed, he restored Lawrence house in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. And the Saudi king hung a plate at the door of this house with the huge letters “This house is the headquarters of Lawrence who helps us to fight against the Turks”.!

Anyway, the life of Lawrence of Arabia who died in 1953 with motorcycle accident while he was only 46 years old was made a film. It came to the theaters at 1962, it won Oscar in seven categories including best director. By the Library of Congress of USA, because of the historical value, it was taken under protection of the National Film Archive.


It hasn’t been “The End”.

Gertrude Bell’s life also was made the film. Oscar awarded star Nicole Kidman played legend woman spy at the movie of “Queen of the Desert”. It was shot in Morocco and in Jordan. Five thousand figurant was used.

This friday the movie will come to the theaters.

What a coincidence, isn’t it?

*”singing like a canary” is phrase in Turkish and it is using for the ones who are talking too much and giving too much knowledge under hard circumstances.

**Zakho camp: One of the camps of PKK terrorist organization.

The guotes from:

A forgotten Event

The hints of today’s events actually are lying on the past; all hates, all imperialist aims, even almost everything. Nowadays foremost British imperialism and western imperialism are not being talked too much. Today, as if, Quenn Elizabeth is perceived almost as Snow White, all politicians of commons house at history were/are cute like dwarfs and the all heritage of British imperialism is peaceful like Grimm’s tales by most of world public. This is like a kidding! There isn’t any fairy tale in the middle. And Historian Dr. Pat Walsh shows us some forgetten events, thank you to him for doing this.

Pat Walsh


A ‘National Conference on the Eastern Question’ took place in Piccadilly, London, on 8 December 1876. The Convention was attended by 1,200 delegates and The Times noted “we have never known any association for a political object which has obtained support over so large a part of the scale of English society.”

But who is aware of this most significant political event in the life of Britain today?

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The Turk Liberation Struggle in the light of the British documents: Beginning part

“The Turk Liberation Struggle in the light of the British documents” written by German Professor Gotthard Jäschke, and it has been published 1971 by Turkish Historical Institution. Original name is “Der Turk Befreiungskampf im lichte der Britischen dokumente”. What I’ve used to convey to Turkish translation of this book belongs to Cemal Koprulu who was an important Turkish politician writer.

All those which have been chosen through from inside of the tens of thousands of documents were meticulously transferred to the book, is showing us the dominant lies of British imperialism. The book has got has only Turkish translation except outside of the original German. On the Internet or at any library I could not find the translation in English or another language. This was not surprising to me. Usually, impartial examination of British imperialism is not possible with the British publications for some reasons. There are German and Russian sources always, but there is not in English completely.

Another feature of the book is that to tell the truths about what lived of Turks who lived to the darkest days of World War I, more than the other nations with the informations in this book. And the book reveals clearly that the British’s guidance was the main power of occupying forces of the Ottoman Empire at that time.

And British have followed which policies into great disgraces to make an enemy of the publics each other over Anatolia soil, are transferred. (especially the Greeks, Armenians, Kurds and Turks, to be enemies with each other by Bristish imperialism)

I will try to convey some of the documents from the Turkish translation of this book as much as I can. Of course it would be better to translate the original German, but it’s not something I can do. And the experiences in this part of the history, how created its base over what happened today, we will see together. In addition, the ambitions of British imperialism in a wide range which is from India to Middle East are also mentioned in the subjects of this book; not only on Turkey.

Unfortunately, this will not be a single post; I will convey in parts. And thank you in advance for your patience, my Earthling friends.

First, to resolve doubts about how much reliable these historical documents are, I want to give information about the author of the book. Because, in the current world, information pollution is in the final stage. The author of the book, as you will soon read, he was one of very few people who was very knowledgeable about this region and had very experience about region. There is no doubt about the accuracy of all the information in this book.

Professor Gotthard Jäschke

(B. April 8, 1894, Oberpeila, Schlesien – D. December 29, 1983, Essen, West Germany), German historian Professor and Orientalist, Turkologist. He is well-known with his works on especially recently era of Turkish political history. (from the First World War to until the 1970s, and especially Ataturk era of Turkish history).

His diplomatic missions in Turkey and the Caucasus:
He has completed his secondary education in Schiller Gymnasium in Berlin Lichterfelde. 1914 He graduated from the Turkish Department of Oriental Languages Seminar University of Berlin 1914. He has joined the First World War; He was injured severely in the Somme-Py on the Western Front October 1915. When he was healed, entered the government service by giving the exam of the Supreme Court of Prussia (Kammergericht) in Berlin in 1916 ‘s. He has been law doctor In 1917, at the University of Greifswald. He has served as in secretarial 1917/1918 in the German Islamic Science in Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft in Islamic fluorine) and as scientific advisor in the East Intelligence Service in Berlin (Nachrichtenstell flor de Oriente) May-August 1917.

He began his service as being foreign ministry official at Germany consulate in Istanbul Turkey in 13 April 1918. He has been deputy consul in 1923; immediately after, he became the head of foreign passport office. In later years, he was vice-consul in Izmir Turkey between 1924 -26. Then from 1927, he was appointed Tbilisi-Baku-Azerbaijan with the same task.

He has served as the head clerk Embassy in Ankara Turkey to 1927 from 1931. In 1931, he began teaching the Turkish Language at Berlin Orient Institute. To 1936 from 1945 (Institute was closed after 1945 because of Russian occupation), he continued to this task with the professor title.

Between the years 1947-1959 he taught about Turcology, Islam, Turkish history, Turkish law and Turkish reforms issues in University Münster / Westfalen as visiting professor. In addition, he has helped those who wish to a PhD and research on these subjects.

Between 1917 and 1983, Professor Jäschke has published nearly 400 books and articles with a circumference of at least 4000 printed pages that deal with only a few exceptions, about the Turkish history.

From the Preface:

The review of the history of our War of Independence by making use of the official reports and British authorities documents, which have not been published until today and belonged to the era of Armistice-Truce, fills a huge gap in this subject. It also provides on another point of clarification of the period of the National Liberation War. It has passed a time over half a century over the most important events in our recent history. The day April 23, in this year(1971), it is the day of fiftieth anniversary of the start of the arduous most serious movement…

…The publication of this important work of Professor Jaeschke, due to shed light us on many aspects, it is a happy coincidence. Thus, we can draw a clearer picture of those days were the period of a life and death for our nation;…we understand loud and clear that all these hostile world which wants to realize to their imperialist ambitions on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire, how they got down to the job within behavior about corruption and deception…

…Indeed, in this case, the history facts, which has presented to the world by a valuable expert Professor Jaeschke as a result of long study and research after the opening of British archives to researchers in recent years, is an important contribution to quality history of our National Independence.

…Some facts can be understood from documents published in this work:

On March 3, David Lloyd George (1916-1922 United Kingdom prime minister) says that:
“The Turks can be taken to control only using a power they can not resist”*

One day later, De Robeck with Defrance who have a voice and decision in this regard, say these words and received a joint decision:

“If Allies push the peace on Turks, they obliged to weaken Turks resistance at Istanbul where is the only possible place which the allies are strengthen the state, and could come and superior to the Turks.”

…We can see many important events with unknown documents about the history of our National Liberation; we can learn some insight into the events. Preparation of the Treaty of Sevres, the related documents about Malta prisoners, hidden documents of the London Conference emerges in this work…

Quotes from “The Turk Liberation Struggle in the light of the British documents” V.1 / P.7-9

It will continue…

For a hint about British imperialism facts on the documents:
*“…Using the power Turks can not resist”(!!!), only this shows the British imperialism plan how will be bloody and deathly over particularly Turks and the other Anatolian ethnics. But there is more and more…

Bibliography resources for informations about Professor Gotthard Jäschke’s life in this article:

O what of that, O what of that, What is there left to say?

Bloody Sunday (January 30, 1972 )

43 years before, today, 26 civil rights protesters and bystanders were shot by soldiers of the British Army.

Names of those, who are remembered with respect and who killed by the British imperialism at that day:

Patrick (‘Paddy’) Doherty (31)

Gerald Donaghey (17)

John (‘Jackie’) Duddy (17)

Hugh Gilmour (17)

Michael Kelly (17)

Michael McDaid (20)

Kevin McElhinney (17)

Bernard (‘Barney’) McGuigan (41)

Gerald McKinney (35)

William (‘Willie’) McKinney (26)

William Nash (19)

James (‘Jim’) Wray (22)

John Young (17)

John Johnston (59)

John Johnson was shot twice on 30 January 1972 and died on 16 June 1972. His family is convinced that he died prematurely and that his death was due to the injuries received and trauma he underwent on ‘Bloody Sunday’.

” O what of that, O what of that, What is there left to say? ” the quotes from the poem of “The Curse of Cromwell,” by William Butler Yeats

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Money tells a lot of things

The money, that the people carry in everyday, says a lot. During almost exactly a century, nearly half the planet, saw this woman face on the surface of the money. And, most of them continue to see. You can hear nasty rumors about who manages to the world in real. The secret is stored in the image on the money face. Well, what makes the privileged to owner of this picture? This question is the real question that the people should be asking to themselves on the planet.