Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.
What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.
On Saturday, 24 July 1920, Battle of Maysalun: The French defeat the Syrian army, whose leader Yusuf al-‘Azma is killed. French troops occupy Damascus, and depose Faisal I of Syria as king.
On Friday, 24 July 2015, Turkey begins a series of airstrikes against PKK and ISIL targets after the 2015 Suruç bombing.
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