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Zeki Ergas, Turkish, American Writer, journalist. Avocations: swimming, travel, walking, poetry. M C. Recipient grant for post-doctoral work in Eastern Africa, Institute Development Studies, Geneva, 1970. Member Communauté Israélite de Genève, since 1993, Second lieutenant liaison officer Turkish Brigade, Korea, 1959-1960.

Background

Ergas, Zeki was born on May 9, 1939 in Istanbul, Turkey. Arrived in Switzerland, 1961-1978, 1988. Son of Isaac and Hélène (Recanati) Ergas.

Education

License economics, Geneva University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Economy/African Studies, Geneva University, 1972.

Career

African correspondent Cumhuriyet, daily newspaper, Istanbul, 1965-1967. Research fellow Harry S. Truman Research Institute Advancement Peace Hebrew University Jerusalem, 1978-1981. Lecturer, research fellow Institute International Studies, University California, Berkeley, 1981-1983, 87-88.

Research professor African studies program School Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, 1983-1987. Free-lance author, novelist, since 1989. Project director American Paralysis Association, Fairfax, Virginia, 1984-1985.

Achievements

  • Avocations: swimming, travel, walking, poetry. M C.

Membership

Second lieutenant liaison officer Turkish Brigade, Korea, 1959-1960. Member Geneva Writers Group (committee since 1997).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, walking, photography.

Connections

Married Simone Carron, July 19, 1974. Children: David, Jeremy.

father:
Isaac Ergas

mother:
Hélène (Recanati) Ergas

spouse:
Simone Carron

children:
David Ergas

Jeremy Ergas