Category: Talks

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Seminar: The history of pre-Ottoman Turks in Cyprus
 

If you are curious about history or Cyprus, the Cezire Association is organising a fascinating afternoon of talks about the ancestors of present-day Turkish Cypriots. Four speakers will present different aspects of Turkish and Islamic influence on the island before the Ottoman conquest of 1570-71. The panel comprises Dr Gökçe Yükselen Abdurrazak Peler, the Vice […]

Food & Drink
A Pinch of Anatolia: stories about the world’s oldest cuisine

The Yunus Emre Institute’s A Pinch of Anatolia proved an instant hit in October. Starring distinguished Turkish chef Ömür Akkor and master bread baker Şevki Dilmaç, this multi-faceted project included a lecture and supper clubs with rich tasting menus at leading Turkish restaurants in London. The Institute will be presenting a new edition of A Pinch […]

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TCCA to host election debate with three main candidates for Tottenham

The Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) is hosting a three-way election hustings with candidates from the three main parties. Chaired by Kıbrıs Postası columnist Ertanch Hidayettin, the TCCA General Election 2019 debate will feature incumbent MP David Lammy (Labour), and his two main challengers on December 12: communications consultant James Newhall (Conservative) and Crouch End […]

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Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu in London for talks

The Mayor of Istanbul will address British Turks in North London this evening, Thursday 14 November. Ekrem İmamoğlu arrived at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, where he was greeted by members of the  Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) UK branch. Tonight at 5.30pm, Mr İmamoğlu will take to the stage at the Dominion Centre on Wood Green […]

Books
Psychologist Yeşim Guner on panel to discuss ‘Employment Issues Impacting Young People in London’

A chartered occupational psychologist will be using her extensive experience working with young people to generate greater understanding of the issues and solutions they need with employment in the capital. Of Turkish Cypriot heritage, Yeşim Guner sits on the panel of a seminar titled ‘Youth Employment Issues: What’s it Got To Do with Occupational Psychology?’ […]

Books
See Elif Shafak and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon discuss the need for more women to be heard in public life

A co-production with Fane Productions sees First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon meet Elif Shafak, Turkey’s most widely read female author and recently placed under investigation in her own country, in this timely and riveting discussion of democracy and human rights today. Shafak’s universally praised latest novel, has been described as a “piercing, unflinching look at the […]

Books
A talk on ‘Martial Law in the Late Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey’

Turkey is no stranger to martial law. Its roots are steeped in the late Ottoman Empire, when İdare-i örfiyye first appeared as a neologism in the 1876 Ottoman constitution. While the term referred to the sultan’s authority in the Ottoman-Islamic legal tradition, its definition was inspired from the French “état de siège” in the 19th century. […]

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Special London iftar dinner and talk from Prof. İlber Ortaylı on centenary of Atatürk’s landing at Samsun

One of Turkey’s most popular historians will be in London for the annual Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day. Prof. İlber Ortaylı, who lectures at Istanbul’s MEF and Ankara’s Bilkent universities, is a special guest and speaker at an iftar dinner organised by the Çanakkale Anma Platformu (Çanakkale Commermation Platform) at Hilton Hotel Kensington on Sunday, […]