An extract on #alacati
His first book, Azab Aga, was published in April 2004. Culum wrote the factually accurate history of his family in this book, not changing the names of characters and events. The book's events took place in the first half of the 20th century.
The compilation of the stories to which he listened while in the region of Alaat was the theme of his second book, Alaatili, which was published in June 2006. The book's events center around a lawyer of Greek origin from New York City who seeks the roots of his family in Alaat, which was a Greek settlement for almost a century.
Culum was inspired by the true stories of the eme Peninsula when he authored his third novel Kalenin Glgesinde eme, which became available to readers on April 2009.
The airline was established in Istanbul in 2010 by Krad Arusan (Chairman of the Board), although it took a further two years to get all the required certification from the Turkish aviation authorities. It is part of the Burulas Havacilik Group. It ceased operations in June 2015, citing financial difficulties, most likely driven by a drop in wealthy Russian tourists (source: http://www.todayszaman.com/business_seabird-airlines-sputters-to-a-halt_387464.html)
The Seabird Airlines fleet is made up of the following aircraft (at February 2015):
4 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
All aircraft are leased from Kenn Borek Air in Canada. Two were returned to the lessor during the winter season 2014/15.
The town of Chios was devastated, causing many casualties, partly due to the narrowness of the streets. In the rest of the island, 25 out of the 64 villages were destroyed with another 17 badly damaged. In both eme and Alaat about 40% of the houses were destroyed.
The number of casualties on the Turkish mainland was low, possibly due to most of the inhabitants leaving their houses to watch the passage of the passenger ship Aya Evangelistra from the shore.
The epicenter of the earthquake was in the southeastern part of Chios where intensities reached IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale. Isoseismal maps show an elongation west to east with an area of intensity VIII (Severe) affecting the western end of the Karaburun Peninsula of the Turkish mainland. Vertical movements of up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) were observed. Magnitudes ranging from Mw = 6.5 to Ms= 7.3 have been estimated for this event.
A minor tsunami was reported, based on the presence of fresh sand in a garden in Chios, but there is no other information available.
There were many strong aftershocks, the most damaging being on 5 April, 11 April (2), 12 April, 13 April, 18 April, 20 May, 9 June and 26 August.