Turkey V taken at the
Experiment for International Living, Brattleboro, Vermont, September 1964.
Robinson Sawmill History by Harlan
President İsmet İnönü
As my memory of dates and places is no
longer exact, I've been referring to my copy of a book written by a
fellow Turkey V member. To Make a Difference: A Peace Corps
Memoir, Turkey 1964-66 by Julie Woods Smith Olson. If you want
a "trip down memory lane," I recommend reading this book.
Turkey V arrived in Ankara October 15, 1964. We
were housed at the ever-popular Otel Berlin in Ulus. In addition to some
in-country lectures, language instruction, indoctrination, etc., we were
treated to a reception and "meet and greet" with President
on October 22nd. Our 52 or so Rural Community Development volunteers
were broken into smaller groups for photos with the President.
Julie indicates that "we were invited to a tea party presented by the
Ministry of Village Affairs on the top of a high building with a
marvelous view of the city at night."
In the photo, I"ve named all of our group, but forgot
to add a reference to the ever-present portrait of Atatürk
on the wall.
Tureky-5s in the photo are, Left to Right: John Meigs,
Jesse Arnelle - CARE, Sall (Meigs) Caslon, Tana Jones Dugan, Bill
Taylor, İsmet İnönü,
Chuck Laskey - CARE, Paul Ahlquist, Ellen Corley, Barbara Bussy, Char
(Miller) Jirousek, Paul Bussy, Mike Miller, Eric Hutchinson (?), Bruce
Larson, and Mady Boland Kenny.
-- Barbara Bussey, (T-5)
[Taken from the Arkadașlar Membership Directory 2016, Türkiye,