Category: Talks

Books
Journalist Sami Kent’s “spellbinding” new book on Turkiye, The Endless Country, to be launched at the Stoke Newington Bookshop

It seems apt that writer and radio broadcaster Sami Kent will be launching his debut book about Turkiye in the heart of the Turkish community in North London later this month. Part memoir, part history and politics, The Endless Country allows Kent to revisit the land of his father, technology entrepreneur Osman Kent, who left […]

Cabaret
Award-winning artist Nil Yalter celebrates legacy of Aşık Nesimi ‘In the Land of Troubadour’: a night of poetry, songs and more!

Widely considered a pioneering feminist video artist, Nil Yalter seeks to question the male gaze and give a platform to socially marginalised groups through her work. Yalter was recently awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award at the Venice Biennale and her work continues to resonate far and wide. She now brings a brand […]

Books
Former Times Turkiye correspondent to give talk based on new Istanbul book

Standing at the gateway between Europe and Asia, Istanbul lies at the centre of the most pressing challenges of our time. With environmental decay, rapacious development and tightening authoritarianism straining its social fabric to breaking point, it represents the precipitous moment civilisations around the world are currently facing. In and around its crumbling Byzantine-era fortifications […]

Film
Serkan Nihat’s debut feature film Exodus to open the London Independent Film Festival

Exodus, the debut feature film of a British Turkish Cypriot director Serkan Nihat, will open this year’s London Independent Film Festival (LIFF). The festival specialises in promoting “first- and second-time filmmakers telling amazing stories with limited budgets”. The festival opening gala and screening will take place at the multi award-winning Genesis Cinema in East London […]

Books
Özlem Warren to sign copies of her new vegetarian cookbook Sebze at Yunus Emre Institute London

The  Yunus Emre Institute London will be hosting an evening with acclaimed Turkish cook and author Özlem Warren, whose latest book ‘Sebze: Vegetarian Recipes From My Turkish Kitchen’ goes on sale in the UK this week. Özlem will be delving into her new cookbook ‘Sebze’, which is packed with delicious Anatolian-inspired easy-to-follow vegetarian recipes that […]

Film
Brighton and Hove Amnesty group to screen The Decree and discuss the impact of the 2016 Turkish coup attempt

An attempted coup in Turkiye on 15 July 2016 resulted in huge repercussions for thousands of ordinary civilians in the country who suddenly found themselves targeted. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued an emergency decree in the wake of the failed coup resulted in over 160,000 public sector workers and civil servants being instantly fired […]

Mind
New York ‘civilizations’ lecture to explore Dersim in the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkish State

New York University will be presenting a talk that will explore the historical journey of Dersim (now called Tunceli), a mountainous region in eastern Anatolia with a predominantly Kizilbash Kurdish population, as it transitioned from the Ottoman Empire to the modern Turkish state. The talk will be by historian Cevat Dargin of Columbia University, who […]

HP News
Frontline Club panel to debate ‘legacy of the Gezi Park Protests and the future of democracy in Turkiye’

In 2013, police brutality against a peaceful group protesting the destruction of Gezi Park – one of the few public green spaces in Istanbul – prompted an unprecedented wave of demonstrations that soon spread across Turkiye.  The focus of the protests soon morphed into riots against the ruling AKP government’s escalating authoritarianism, then headed by […]

Cookbook
Exclusive opportunity for Dubliners to learn about Turkish vegetarian flavours from top cook Özlem Warren

Özlem Warren is an award-winning food author and cook who has helped bring Turkish cuisine to the forefront of the international culinary world through her talks, recipes and workshops. In mid-March, she teams up with the Yunus Emre Institute Dublin for the second instalment of the Institute’s ‘Culinary Crossroads: A Journey Through Turkish Flavours Series’. […]