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In the Footsteps of Pilgrims: Rediscovering the Ottoman Hajj

For their Arts and Culture Lecture Series, Yunus Emre Institute in London hosted Andrew Petersen, Director of Research in Islamic Archaeology at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, for the online talk titled, “In the Footsteps of Pilgrims: Rediscovering the Ottoman Hajj”. Petersen, who has many publications on the Ottoman pilgrimage and his book “The…

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Artists in Conversation: Soraya Syed

Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House organised the second program in the “Artists in Conversation” series in which Turkey’s traditional arts and crafts will be promoted by major contemporary artists, the second guest was classically trained calligrapher, artist and filmmaker Soraya Syed. In the program moderated by Zeynep Iqbal, Soraya Syed shared her project with the…

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The Netflix Ecosystem: A Focus on Turkish Series

Yunus Emre Institute in London, as a part of their Arts and Culture Lecture Series, held a talk, “The Netflix Ecosystem: A Focus on Turkish Series” with guest speaker Orçun Can, a PhD student from the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College University. In the conversation moderated by Carla Figueira, a…

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Artists in Conversation: Nuria Garcia Masip

Yunus Emre Institute in London and the Leighton House Museum launched their joint “Artists in Conversation” series, explaining Turkey’s traditional art with important contemporary artists. The guest artists are invited to discuss their experiences and thoughts as well as to explain the unknown aspects and rituals of their respective art. In this context, the first…

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The Self-formation of Turkish International Higher Education Students

As part of its Young Academic Seminars series, the Yunus Emre Institute in London was pleased to virtually host “The Self-formation of Turkish International Higher Education Students”. This timely discussion was undertaken by Yusuf İkbal Oldaç, who is currently a PhD student at Oxford University, and was moderated by Turgay Durak. The fascinating talk revolved…

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Online Shadow Play: Karagöz&Hacivat

Karagöz & Hacivat Shadow Play is an educational project launched by Yunus Emre Institute in London that aims to promote an understanding and appreciation of Turkish culture as well as establishing a bridge between students coming from different cultural backgrounds. Performer Ada Burke is a British actress, born in Turkey. Since joining Yunus Emre Enstitüsü…

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Humanitarian Diplomacy, Soft Power and Covid-19

On 21st April 2020, the Yunus Emre Institute in London hosted the ‘Human Diplomacy, Soft Power and Covid-19’ conference online. Part of the Institute’s Arts & Culture Lecture Series, the talk was given by Ömer Salha who works in the International Diplomacy and Soft Power field at SOAS University and moderated by Dr Carla Figueira…

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Book Launch & Talk: Ayfer Tunç

With great pleasure, the Yunus Emre Institute in London hosted its first ‘Meet the Author’ event of 2020 with the book launch of Ayfer Tunç’s new novel, ‘Madhouse’ in collaboration with Istros Books who translated the work. Starting with an introduction by Dr Mehmet Karakuş, the director of Yunus Emre Institute in London, and followed…

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Karagöz&Hacivat at Luton Turkish Weekend School

For our educational content project, we are continuing to perform the traditional Turkish shadow play Hacivat&Karagöz at primary schools across the UK. This time we performed the traditional shadow play, Hacivat&Karagöz at Luton Turkish Weekend School. After the performance, a painting workshop where children painted the Hacivat Karagoz activity book took place. Stay tuned for…

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A Pinch of Anatolia- Meet Musa Dağdeviren

A Pinch of Anatolia, launched in 2019 by Yunus Emre Institute in London to introduce the rich Anatolian cuisine and its heritage, hosted its first event of 2020 with famous chef and food anthropologist Musa Dağdeviren. The talk organized on 26Th January at King’s College London started with Yunus Emre Institute Director Dr Mehmet Karakuş.…