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Old 11-15-2004, 03:18 PM   #1
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For those of you who don't know(probably all of you here), I am half-American, half-Turkish(my mother is a Turk). I've lived my whole life in the U.S., but I still feel strongly about recognizing my other half(I've been to Turkey six or seven times). For that reason, I can't very well look at one nationality and say that's who I am, because I am both. Same with flags. Anyway, I needed a creative outlet the other day, so I found both the American and Turkish flags online, and pasted them together. This is my flag. This is who I am. P.S. I apologize if this isn't the right place, but I just thought the idea of nationality fit in here.

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Old 11-15-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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Very nice!

I'm half American/I like to say at least half Irish
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Old 11-15-2004, 03:21 PM   #3
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I'm Amercian through and through. My relatives were some of the first to colonize here. Before that they were Scots/Irish.
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Old 11-15-2004, 03:27 PM   #4
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Go Hellas



Don't worry, Turkey is on my top 20 countries I would like to visit.
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Old 11-15-2004, 03:32 PM   #5
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Don't worry, Turkey is on my top 20 countries I would like to visit.
It's a beautiful country. Also, one of the only countries in that region that has some semblance of consistant sanity, thanks to the legacy of the great Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. You'll love it.
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I had a great teacher who died about ten years ago in a freak accident. Anyway, he taught US Government and always went on about how he loved this country and told us stories about coming to the US from Italy when he was six years old. When he died, he had an Italian flag draped over the top third of his casket [where his head was], an American flag in the middle [where is heart was] and a University of Michigan flag on the bottom [where his legs were -- he ran track for U of M]. Anyway, just thought of that.
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OMG, I am absolutely fascinated with Turkey. My avatar is a painting I did about a year ago called "Dream of Istanbul". I was terribly upset and hurt about the terrorist attacks in Istanbul so I did that painting in four days. If I ever make it back across that great big pond, my destination is Turkey!
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Verte I was wondering how long it would be before you posted in this thread!!!!
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It was only a few years ago that I realized that I am actually "half Slovak"....my maternal grandparents were both from completely Slovak families, and I actually found their records on ellisisland.org, all of which was extremely interesting to me. The other "half" is a mix of Scottish, Welsh, and English.



I really would like to visit some places in the Middle East, as well as Slovakia, someday. Beautiful...and interesting cultures too. =)
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I like the way Mother Theresa put it: "By blood and origin I am Albanian. My citizenship is Indian. I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the whole world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the heart of Jesus."

My ethnicity is: 50% Croat, 25% Italian, 25% German. My nationality is Canadian.
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I have my eyes on Central Asia, maybe follow the path of Alexander, but then Mongolia would be a definite, reading about Roy Chapman Andrews expedition it just blew my mind, the protoceratops it was all very cool. I do confess that this alias of mine matches well to my own wanderlust.
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I like the way Mother Theresa put it: "By blood and origin I am Albanian. My citizenship is Indian. I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the whole world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the heart of Jesus."

My ethnicity is: 50% Croat, 25% Italian, 25% German. My nationality is Canadian.

Very eloquent....
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Old 11-15-2004, 07:35 PM   #13
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By blood I am 50% American and 50% Turkish. My citizinship is U.S. I am a 20 year old atheist, male. My political leanings are that of an ultra-liberal.

Is that enough information?
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100% Irish by blood.
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Verte I was wondering how long it would be before you posted in this thread!!!!
Yeah, at one point my "location" was Ayasofia Museum, Istanbul! I don't know how many people thought I was a Turk! For the record, I'm completely Scotch-Irish.
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