Photo Gallery



Bayram Luncheon Photos

Our Washington Area Arkadașlar gathered again this year, but for lunch.  More photos.

Stories from past directories 
Did you read all the stories and photos in the Arkadașlar directories?  We now have those stories and photos put into PDF format to preserve them.  You can view them all here: Stories 1, Stories 2, Stories 3


Warren Kinsman (T-1) passed away May 6, 2022
William Michael Hartman (T-8) passed away April 14, 2022
Larry Colbert (T-4) passed away Feb. 4, 2022
Jean Arrington (T-17) passed away Jan 5, 2022

Paul J Zollar (T-8) passed away Dec. 31, 2021
Wayne Lee Harman (T-12) passed away Nov. 16, 2021

Gaynell Scalise Markowski (T-8) passed away Oct 13, 2021
Warren Pritchard (T-1) passed away Aug. 6, 2021
Sandra Diekmann Brown (T-3) passed away June 9, 2021
Larry R Montgomery (T-8) passed away May 8, 2021

Steven Baim (T-15) passed away Nov. 17, 2020
Richard "Rick" K. Beebe (T-15) passed away Oct 23, 2020
H. Jesse Arnelle (Staff) passed away Oct. 21, 2020
John Auer  passed away on July 21, 2020
Ross J. Pritchard (Staff) passed away July 8, 2020
Jane Frances Hogan (T-10) passed away June 9, 2020
Jack Prejza (T-8) passed away on May 21, 2020


Our website: Explore and enjoy!
     Home: announcements of reunions, meetings, requests
     Archive: board meeting highlights, other items of interest
     Bulletin Board: messages of Turkey-related events around the U.S.
     Events: details about dinners, reunions, other scheduled events
     History: background of our organization & PC Turkey 
     Memories of Turkey:  RPCVs' remembrances of life and events during PC service
     Photo Gallery: photos of and by Arkadaslar members, including reunions & bayram dinners
     Projects:  updates on projects we support
     Services:  listserv, newsletter, directory
     Stories: Memories/stories of our time in training and in Turkey
     Art: art works and services offered by Arkadaslar mmbers
     Books:  works produced by Arkadaslar members
     Links:  Turkish-American associations, embassy, Turkish sites, books on Turkey...





Arkadaslar was a network of 1200 people who served as Peace Corps Volunteers or staff in Turkey between 1962 and 1970 and other friends of Turkey.  Arkadaslar is committed to maintaining the network and fostering continued ties among our Turkish friends, ourselves, and our international communities.

Our membership was open to all former Turkey Peace Corps Volunteers and to all friends of Turkey.
Moved?  New e-mail address?   Please let us know so that we can stay in touch: Linda Scheffer: lmscheffer@aol.com

The 2016 directory was  mailed to all members in early September 2016

Peace Corps recruiting poster from the late 60's or early 70's designed by Gary Jameson (T-9).

Products for Sale
Peace Corps (Anniversary Pendant & more) and Arkadaslar items