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Quoted from Prof.Dr. Fahri Işık...

''Nothing is as it seems''.

Xanthos (Xanthos) Inscription - Anatolian Lycian Language - 5th century BC, Kınık/Fethiye

"The 19 letters of the alphabet called "taken from Hellenic" out of 29 in total, unlike the Phoenician copy letters written in Hellenic, were added to a common alphabet for the Hellenic world in Athens in 402 BC. It is a product of the original Anatolian-Miletian alphabet... And the view that they did not migrate from Athens, but were native to Anatolia, like the civilization they created, has now started to sit on the agenda of ancient science, and the one-sided "Hellas" approach to the subjects in ancient science It should not be surprising as it is the natural result of a multi-faceted approach, not with the "Athens" prejudice, but also with the "Anatolia/Miletus" option."

It was obvious that it would not be easy to attribute a civilization that Ancient Science had not even felt the need to question its "Hellen identity" for 150 years to its "Anatolian" roots.

Because Akurgal (Ekrem), the world-renowned and respected name of Anatolian archeology, also carried the "Hellenism" of Lycian art into his doctoral study, as"B.C." 6th century Lycian Greek Reliefs”, It would not be easy to convince our own people of an opposing view.

Also, on the one hand, in the context of the Ionians, "Western Civilization, whose art and culture was Eastern/Anatolian and which they created with Anatolian yeast, was brought to the 'homeland' on the west side of the Anatolian Aegean. It would be claimed wrongly that the colonists who brought culture to Anatolia were the Athenians, because the writing and language are Hellenic”.

On the other hand, somehow the civilization of Lycia, a people whose "writing and language were indigenous", could also be "Hellenic", because this time their arts were Hellenic em> would happen. These views, which include the miracle(!) of being able to reach the same goal with two opposing reasons, belong to Akurgal, just like the Westerners. Do writing and language determine the identity of a civilization, or is it the quantity of art and thought? It is not possible to understand this on the basis of the aforementioned logic. The only thing that is understood is that every civilization in Western Anatolia must be "Hellenic" in any case (!?!).

It is a pity that our younger generation of ancient scientists could not get rid of the ease of seeing the Hellenic influence in Lycia on the basis of writing; Forgetting that Hellenic was written instead of the local script, without the will of the society, upon the order of Alexander of Macedon, and leaving aside the need to evaluate this together with archaeological findings, they reduced this effect to "noting the bilingual inscriptions under Persian rule". It is as if the Seljuk Turks, whose official language and script were Persian, became "Persianized" with this!!!?"

Prof.Dr.Fahri Işık

“The way to own a homeland is to know the historical events that took place in that land, to know the civilizations that were born, and to own it.

Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK

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Muzaffer Haluk Hızalp was born on 30.11.1962 in Istanbul. He completed his primary education at Erenköy and Yıldız Primary Schools, his secondary and high school education at the French Saint-Benoit Boys' High School, his university education at Istanbul University Faculty of Economics, and his undergraduate education at Istanbul University.He completed his higher education at King's College, England.


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