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Oral History Studies

The southwest of the Bozburun Peninsula has been surrounded by a unique rural landscape that is multi-layered and multicultural from the Early Iron Age to the present day. With the aim of shedding light on the recent history of the Late Ottoman and Early Turkish Republic of this multi-layered cultural landscape, oral history interviews are being conducted with the inhabitants of Taşlıca and Söğüt, and these interviews are being recorded visually and audibly. Through comprehensive field research documenting the period of the 1923 Population Exchange and Greek villages in the region such as Phoinikoudi, Saranda, and Karamaka, as well as studies to be conducted in the Ottoman archives, it is aimed to identify the socio-cultural life of the region, recent traditions, and all tangible and intangible cultural heritage elements.