Although typed the draft by Tony proved difficult for the OCR process but after significant work the result is here.
This “whopper”, just decoded from Mehmed’s Selcuk typesscript, is a key element in our documentation – notably for the book. I have even added Mehmed’s then footnotes of guidance on its juxtaposition with regard to other texts.
Fragment from Mehmed’s Persian diary with some fine nuggets
Mehmed’s account of the visit to the Turkmen land of Persia, the Sahra. Key chapter material
Part of Tony’s “innermost” impressions and good stuff for the chapter
Mehmed’s article for the “Ceylon Observer” on horse-racing Turkmen-style. Occasional editorial flip-flops in Colombo led to a fragment about a Turkmen wedding emerging between the galloping steeds
Nigel’s first impressions on entering Iran published in “The Hindu” June 24, 1962Persian Panorama
Musings by Mehmed in a Cayhane published in the “Ceylon Observer” (no date)AT THE GATEWAY TO ASIA Mehmet in Ceylon Oberver
Squeezed between the mountains and the Caspian, a Turkic world apart in the wide spaces of Persia
When a new turbojet meets up with an airfield in the middle of Iran