I am a Ph.D. candidate at Bilkent University, Turkey. I wrote a master's
thesis on the early Turkish immigrants in US (1900-1930) and I am writing
my dissertation on the same subject. Last year I was a Harvard fellow and
I lived in Boston to do more research on the Turkish immigrants,
especially from Diyarbakir, Harput, Malatia, and Tunceli in eastern Massachusetts cities including
Peabody, Lynn, and Salem. I found your message and I am very excited. I
also did various interviews with the children of Turkish immigrants in
Peabody and Salem, MA.
I'll be very
grateful to you if you can provide me more information about your
grandfather. I really want to learn more about your grandfather as a part
of this project. Do you have some documents?
I am going to be in New York in April to give a talk on the early Turkish
immigrants in US at Columbia University.
The link below is an article about my research that is published in Salem
I'll be very glad if you can email me back.