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Some called them Levantines
TURKEY, 2005
  by AGON - Thursday, 1 November 2012

They came to Izmir from Europe the 17th century. They were Italian, French, British, Dutch, Maltese. They settled and they made business. They built railways and theatres, and they imported new cultural elements in Izmir. They were members of famous families: the Girauds, the Wittalls, the Baltazzis, the Forbeses, the Arkases, the Dutilhs, the Barriogottis, the Van der Zees, the Penetties. They were married with people with different culture and religion. The Westerns called them Levantines, from the word Levant (East): those who left Europe and went to the East…

 


Director: RAGIP TARANC
Producer: UNIVERSITY OF DOKUZ EYLUL