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Turkish Poetry Night

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Turkish Flagship and the Turkish Students Association at Indiana University invite learners and speakers of Turkish to participate in this year’s Turkish Poetry Night, Thursday, February 16th from 7:00-8:30 PM (IU campus location TBA). There will be Valentine's Day-themed refreshments and prizes for the best performers in each of three categories: Turkish learners, native speakers of Turkish, and speakers of other Turkic languages (presenting in Turkish). Special consideration will be given to those who have memorized their poems and those presenting original poems!

Does formal equality lead to real equality for women’s rights in Turkey? An empirical approach to women’s inheritance rights in Turkey

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

Governments across the World have implemented new laws that promote women's rights. Yet there is still uncertainty about whether the gender progressive laws improve women's lives. There are both theoretical and empirical reasons to believe that formal legal reforms are insufficient unless they consider a variety of obstacles such as accession to courts.

Turkish Flagship hosts: Visiting Musician Yusuf Benli

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 2:00pm

Please join Turkish Flagship and the Turkish Students Association for a pre-Thanksgiving break performance! Turkish visiting scholar Yusuf Benli will play traditional Turkish and Alevi music on the bağlama
saz. Tea and light refreshments will be served. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


Upcoming IAUNRC Graduate Student Brown Bag: Zeynep Elbasan, "From Trabzon to Constantinople: Molla Sheikhzade Yahya Efendi’s Convoluted Route to the Top as an Ottoman Sufi Master in the 16th Century"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 12:00pm

This presentation illustrates that transformation through analysis of Yahya Efendi’s conversion narratives, social composition, and his mobility within the bounds of his patronage under Süleyman. Yahya’s transformation naturally had political aspects as well, clearly visible in how Yahya’s opinions of Ottoman bureaucracy became entirely negative. I trace these developments with a prosopographical approach and analyze the relations between Yahya Efendi, Süleyman, Şehzade Mustafa, and Selim II.


Syria: Toward a New Cold War?

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On Friday, October 21st, 2016, the Center on American and Global Security and the Center for the Study of the Middle East organized a panel entitled, “Syria: Toward a New Cold War?” The panel was composed of Lee Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress, providing a US perspective; Dina Spechler, Associate Professor of Political Science, providing a Russian perspective; Feisal Istrabadi, Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East, providing a regional perspective; and Sumit Ganguly, Director of the Center on American and Global Security, serving as moderator.

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Turkish-Israeli Relations: Back from the Brink?

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

Since the events of the Mavi Marmara in May 2010, ongoing negotiations between Turkey and Israel to resolve the disputes between them have been marked by a series of ups and downs.
The normalization agreement between Turkey and Israel of June 2016 is a positive development, given the regional challenges facing both countries. While Turkey and Israel may find it

The Acquisition of "Other" "Different" "Lesson Common" "Distant" Languages: A Critical Need

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On October 7, 2016, Dr. Silvina Montrul gave a lecture entitled "The Acquisition of "Other" "Different"  "Lesson Common"  "Distant" Languages: A Critical Need."  She presented at IU's Second Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL-2). Professor Montrul received her PhD in Linguistics from the Department of Linguistics at McGill University.

Neden Nasreddin Hoca Komiktir?/ Why is Nasreddin Hoca Funny?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Neden Nasreddin Hoca Komiktir? / Why is Nasreddin Hodja Funny?
Dr. Göker Aydın, IU Kelley School of Business
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Ballantine Hall 206
7:00 PM

Nasreddin Hodja is claimed by many nations, but he plays a large role in Turkish humor. According to some accounts, he also shares a hometown with Dr. Göker Aydın. In his talk, Dr. Aydın will give examples of Nasreddin Hodja jokes and anecdotes, explain the wit behind them, and lead a discussion about whether and when they are “funny."

Turkish Republican Day Celebration

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

TSA Committee invites everyone for a celebration of the Turkish Republican Day. We will be happy to see you there.

6.00 Introduction

6.20 Keynote Speech: Professor Cigdem Balim
Subject: Women and Children of the Republic

6:50 Mini Concert by the Turkish Flagship Program Students

7:00 Keynote Speech: Professor Ilhan Basgoz
Subject: The First Decade of the Turkish Republic

7:30 Live Concert by Istanbul Breeze and Dinner

Turkish Culture Night at the Hutton Honors College

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sponsored by: Turkish Flagship Center and Hutton Honors College


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