As the years pass, and as one generation gives way to the next, our collective knowledge of the villages of our forefathers slips slowly away. It is my sincerest hope that this web site will provide a forum to share information about Efkere, Turkey, a village in central Anatolia.
The information presented in this web site has been obtained from several sources: First-person written accounts, interviews with former residents of the village, Arshag Alboyadjian's 1937 book entitled Badmootiun Hye Gesaria, as well as other literary sources which are credited in the site.
I am also indebted to people all over the world who have written to me with valuable input after having seen this website.... Read More
The following is a partial list of Armenians living in Efkere and registered in Ottoman records between 1831 and 1860. The list is incomplete, and I do not have details at this point as to the exact dates when these records were obtained. I will update this page with more information... Read More
This website is dedicated to my grandfather, Garabed Charles Kojaian, a proud son of Efkere.