Zeki Beg Letters

Zeki Beg was an Ottoman Turkish friend of Kaspar’s ( Hampartzoum’s brother) Master in Bursa. Zeki Bey was the sensor for the Post Office in Kharput who had the job of monitoring all mail incoming and outgoing. Hampartzoum used the Alias “Rushdie” (a Turkish name) living the life as an incognito Turk for 6 years and would write letters on behalf of other Armenian survivors discretely to find relatives living outside Ottoman Turkey.