Prevent this! Don't let the name of Taşkale change As we heard, the name of Taşkale was being changed. Prevent this, it would officially be Taşkale's suicide. Rather than changing the name, smart remedies should be sought for Taşkale, whose population has fallen to 500 today, where 5 thousand people once lived.
The village, which was named Kızıllar in the records of 1914, was renamed" Taşkale "in 1952 because this name evokes communism. Now it is on the agenda to change its name once more. Do not be happy immediately, you are asked to give a brand new name, not the old name.
In the article by Orhan Yüksel shared in Karaman Promotion Platform (KARTAP); It was mentioned that a feverish work has been carried out inside for the promotion of Karaman and in this context, the name of Taşkale should be changed to "Atayurdu". As a justification, we said that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's ancestors are from Taşkale and we wish to brand Karaman.
Our Regional Historians Şerafettin Güç; "Kızıllar Yurdu", from which "Kızıl Hafız" ancestry came from. So Taşkale name does not change. The names "Kızıllar, Kocacık" still lie in the depths of history. If you go to the Balkans, ask any Yoruk tribe where the "Reds" are; Karaman says "Taşkale". The whole world knows Taşkale - Where are the Reds. Objected to the name change by saying “.
I personally oppose this with all my soul. I am one of those who do not like to change the name of not only Taşkale but anywhere else. If it will change, I think it should be given the old name. Let me tell you before the criticism comes, the issue has nothing to do with Atatürk. So my objection is not due to the name Atatürk. Why shouldn't the name change, let me explain;
1) The name of a city, village, hamlet or stream, hill or location cannot be named after" I named it ". So much so that some names are formed over hundreds of years. An event, an important person-society, or geographical and cultural characteristics in the region gives the region its name. For example, someone did not name Bozyazı, it probably took it from its geographical shape.