Category: HP Top Stories

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School of Turkish: a new term beckons for those ready to embark on a learning journey

Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the fundamentals of Turkish or a seasoned speaker seeking advanced proficiency, the School of Turkish offers online courses tailored to all levels. The UK-based school’s innovative curriculum ensures a comprehensive learning experience for pupils of all ages, catering to their diverse needs and language objectives. Adult classes are […]

Festivals
Elixir Festival 2024: enjoy an uplifting evening of Anatolian music from singer-songwriter Olcay Bayır

Singer-songwriter Olcay Bayır is one of the UK’s foremost artists of Alevi and Kurdish origin. Her the Anatolian songbook is inspired with the rich musical tapestry that spans Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Greek, fused with the sounds of the Mediterranean and Balkans, including flamenco and rebetiko. Live at Paddington’s Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s […]

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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 […]