During the great starvation; - in Ireland 1846-1851
the death of 1,5 million people and children the sole
humanitarian relief came only from the Emperor of
Turkey (Ottoman Empire)


The unique Emperor of
Turkey (Ottoman Empire)
Sultan Abdülmecid Han 1847


Photo: The Ottoman “Prince Burhanettin Han 2008,,

The unique Ottoman  - “Prince Burhanettin Han,, was the grand son, of the “Ottoman Emperor Sultan Abdülmecid Han the I.,,Prince Burhanettin Han,, Cem (born February 2, 1920 - died October 31, 2008 in New York USA at the age of 88).

He was the heir apparent to the headship of  “The Ottoman Dynasty,, (from 1100 until 1923). He was born in Besiktas/Istanbul Turkey at the Dolmabahce Pallace II.

Photo: The Maingate Dolmabahçe Pallace (II.) Ottoman Empire "The Imperial City Istanbul" - Turkey.

Photo: The Ottoman “Prince Burhanettin Han 2008,,

UniquePrince Burhanettin Han,,  from the Ottoman Dynasty; - served in the U.S. Army as Senior Major,, during the operation Over Lord,, D'Day at the Normandy “Utah Beach,, Uncle Red and Tare Green.

Photo: Prince Burhanettin Han - and his comrads during the Operation Over Lord,, in June 6, 1944 at 06.30  D'Day - Normandy “Utah Beach,,

Photo: The map of  Normandy “Utah Beach,,
and “Omaha Beach,, in north west of France.

Photo:Operation “Over Lord,, in June 6, 1944 at 06.30 D'Day - Normandy “Utah Beach,, and Omaha Beach,,

The Supreme Allied Commander WW. II. Hon. U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower during inspection at the Utah Beach/Normandy.

Photo: Normandy Utah Beach “Uncle Red,, and “Tare Green,, June 6, 1944 at 06.45.

The Ottoman Prince Burhanettin Han,, served in the U.S. Army as Senior Major,, during the II. World War; in his first combat - operation “Over Lord,, - at the,

D'Day - Normandy and Utah Beach,,
The Movie Trailer
Saving Private Ryan I

Photo: Normandy Utah Beach,, Please Note, not seen in the film; - “Saving Private Ryan,, the “Utah Beach,, it was the location of C-Company and where Peter Ryan, one of Private James Ryan, brothers was killed.

Photo: Normandy-Utah Beach, C-Company where Peter Ryan - and Preston Neiland - was killed, the friends and comrads of Prince Burhanettin Han,,

Photo: Normandy “Omaha Beach,, Please Note, as seen in the film; - “Saving Private Ryan,, the Omaha Beach,, it was the location of Lets go 29,,

and where Sean Ryan, one of Private James Ryan, brothers was killed.

The four Ryan brothers James Ryan; - Peter Ryan Utah; - Daniel Ryan NG; - and Sean Ryan Omaha.

The Movie Trailer
Saving Private Ryan II.

After Utah Beach,, fought the Ottoman Prince Burhanettin Han,, as “Senior Major,, and his comrads; - against Nazi-Germans, Vichy Government of France,  and Nazi-Germanys occupation in France 1940-1945.

Photo: Prince Burhanettin Han and his comrads
Utah Beach
“Uncle Red,, in June 6, 1944 at 15.00

The Ottoman “Prince Burhanettin Han,, as “Senior Major,, and his comrads; - Liberated France, - Liberated French People; - Liberated countless victims from concentration camps (Death Camps); - and Liberated France from Nazism; - for your information please go to - Utah Beach I. - Utah Beach II. - Utah Beach III. and  Omaha Beach I. - Omaha Beach II. - Omaha Beach III.

The Supreme Allied Commander WW - II. Hon. U.S. General Dwight  D. Eisenhower during inspection of death camps in France. For your information please go to concentration camps (Death Camps) in France Vittel, Drancy, Natzweiler, Paris, Gurs, in total 70 concentration camps was installed in France; - Please go to Desperate

Turkish Embassy preserving the American Jazz Music culture against neglect, the 1'st ever Jazz Concert with Afro Americans 1934 in Washington &. USA.

Turkish Embassy commemorating the 77th anniversary

Late Ambassador Mr. Mehmet Münir Ertegün as Jazz and music lover opened the residence front door of the Turkish Embassy in the U.S. capital Washington to all African-American Jazz musicians during some of the darkest periods of racism in America in the 1930's and 1940's the tradition is still continuing today with new Jazz concerts and the ghosts are jamming again. All that Jazz at the Turkish Embassy Washington USA.

Turkish Embassy 1934 Washington USA

Adele Girard Jazz Concert in 1934
 Turkish Embassy Washington USA

Turkish Embassy 2011 Washington USA

The Ertegün brothers were the sons of the second Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. In 1930’s and 1940’s at the Turkish Embassy Residence in Washington, they held (The first racially integrated jazz concert ever given in Washington &. USA). “Ahmet and Nesuhi were diplomats at heart with the given sitrict rules of Justice, Ethic and Moral, from their Ambassador Father Mehmet Münir Ertegun; - bridging cultures and bringing all kind of people and nationalities together under one roof with one common objective: celebrating music. (Washington was Embassy Residence for 178 Nations).

Embassy Music Hall .I

Ambassador M. M. Ertegün &.Wife

Embassy Music Hall .II

The Turkish Embassy in Washington was (The hot Jazz Temple) in 1930's and 1940's with Mr. Barney Bigard, Mr. Rex William Stewart, Mr. John Malachi, Mr. Brown, Mr. Lawrence, 1907-1988, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Johnny, Mrs. Girard Adele, Mr. Duke Ellington, Mr. Count Basie, Mr. Teddy Wilson, Mr. Zutty Singleton, Mr. Louis Armstrong, Mr. Tommy Dorsey, Armstrong band, Joe Marsalis, Benny Morton, Mezz Mezzrow, Jay Higginbotham, Lou McGarity, Henry Allen, , Lester Young, Meade Lux Lewis, Leadbelly, Joe Sullivan, Edmond Hall, Mary Lou Williams, Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Lee, Red Allen, Joe Sullivan, Edmond Hall, James P. Johnson, Ellis Larkins, Kansas Fields, Cliff Jackson, Bill Coleman, Joe Thomas, John Kirby, Sidney Catlett, Kid Ory, Slim Gaillard, Wingy Manone, Eddie Condon, Nappy Lamare, Art Hodes, Hot Lips Page, Max Kaminsky, Steve Lacy. Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, Carroll Dickerson, Roy Eldridge, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Benny Goodman, Charlie Shavers, Red Norvo, Buck Clayton, Ben Webster, Lena Horne, Helen Ward, Frankie Trumbauer, Jack Teagarden, Lester Young, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Barney Bigard, Ben Webster, Eddie Barefield, Buck Clayton, Vernon Brown, George Auld, Gene Krupa, Clint Neagley, Ziggy Elman, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Thelonious Monk, Stan Kenton, Ray McKinley, Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter, Israel Crosby, Teddy Wilson, Benny Morton and Martin Luther King was among the guests for many times durig the Jazz sessions and concerts in the 1930s and 1940s Turkish Embassy Washington and all kind of Jazz musicians in 1930's and 1940's, Harpists, Saxophonists, Trombonists, Women jazz musicians and many, many others.

"Mr. Davey Yarborough Washington jazzman and educator said in the Turkish Embassy Washington" You feel the history coming up the steps, you can feel it when you set foot in the place, there's a sense of energy, a sense of ancestry that you get to absorb. If Lester Young and all others played here, their spirit is still here, "Blacks and whites couldn't sit together in most places in Washington or other places in America. Here they could all sit together and enjoy the beautiful music.

At the time, - Washington was still deeply in segregation, prejudice, racism and oppression, the fact that these concerts, jam sessions in the Turkish Embassy from 1934 til 1940s were racially integrated and was significant. And it ruffled a lot of feathers. In those days 193O’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’ties in America the society and nobody accepted the black Americans, especially white musicians.

A southern Senator at the time wrote a letter to the Turkish Ambassador - “Mr. Münir Ertegün in Washington and saying: Everybody knows the way how to treat blacks in America; - why blacks were allowed to enter  the Turkish Embassy residence through the front door and you keep allowing them to enter the Turkish Embassy residence through your front door.
Don't you think this is a little bizarre? Ambassador Mr. Ertegün in his reply to the Senator said: ‘Yes we
always take in, our friends through the front door.  If you like, you are welcome too, but we will take you in through the back door.
However, if you prefer, when you come by you may enter through the back door.’  As the Ambassador, it is my privilege to open the front doors of my house to all of you, unite our cultures and share our common love for jazz ” Bridget Arnwein DC Jazz Music Examiner.
This was particularly significant considering the times in America; -  breaking Jim Crow “SEPARATE but equal” laws were punishable offenses.
But any jazz is notable at 1606 23rd St. NW, where the Erteguns proudly flouted the conventions of segregated Washington by welcoming black musicians through the front door. This was done, as Ahmet Ertegun liked to point out, much to the consternation of "outraged Southern senators," who complained to his father, Ambassador Mehmet Munir Ertegun, about the practice.
He said, ‘It is my practice to have my friends enter through the front door of the Embassy. 

In fact, - Mr. Ahmet Ertegun was arrested too; - in once after coming out of a “Blacks Only” club in Washington D.C. USA when he was just seventeen years old.

We should always remember "Mr. Ahmet Ertegun and Atlantic Records Company and Mr. Nesuhi Ertegun" they gave to the people all over the world for 60 years the soundtrack of their lives; - and countless of whom still do not know their name.


"The Erteguns contribution to American culture cannot be measured; - They nurtured some of the finest jazz, rhythm 'n' blues, rock, soul, country, pop, instrumental, progressive, philly sound, gospel in combination with, rock and roll and hipp hopp, talent and developed an outlet for creative musicians to flourish and share their art with all of us. They were at the forefront of a period that respected artists and entertainment people protected their intellectual rights, and made sure they were well paid for their contributions in America, Canada, South America, Africa, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, England, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and China. Their likes are sorely missing in today's bleak and often crass entertainment business. The Erteguns were not only influential in changing the social mores and color barriers of Washington, but New York and other entertainment venues across the american country and world wide. They were true gentlemen, and true patrons of the arts; - the New York Times ASHLEY SOUTHALL 2010.

Photographs: from Turkish Embassy Washington USA, Relatives of the Ertegun Family memebers, friends, private collectors, the Golden Age of Jazz the William P. Gottlieb Collection at the Library of Congress William Gottlieb, the late Washington Post jazz columnist and photographer.


A year before he died; - Mr. Ahmet Ertegun told an interviewer how he’d like to be remembered in America; - In a Diplomatic language he said “I did a little bit to raise the dignity and recognition of the greatness of African-American music and people in America and World Wide (for 60 years). (No one ever loved the American music as much as he did Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic Records Company). Told by Music Industry in America.

We the people of Ireland&Turkey we know very well and we will never forget our true world history to make a better future for all of us.

The pictures and content are from Turkish&Irish Ambassador and Diplomats, Topkapı Pallace Istanbul/Turkey, Archives of Topkapı Pallace Istanbul/Turkey, City of Dublin/Ireland, City of Drogheda/Ireland, Football Club of Drogheda/ Ireland, Naval Museum Istanbul/Turkey, Naval Museum Dublin/Ireland, Naval Museum Drogheda, private collection, Turkish&Irish family members around the world, the William P. Gottlieb Collection at the Library of Congress.

And from the Emerald&Turkish family member Mehmet Ali Yıldız Istanbul/Turkey.

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