Whose Heritage is this Heritage ?

A short essay by Sedef Ateş, May 2022

I am returning from the Pluralism in the Present workshop with question marks revolving around my head. I think to myself “Pluralism in the Present” does this statement present recognition of a pluralist past, and a “new” way of pluralist existence we should invent for the conditions of our day?

In regards to the Ottoman Past we are familiar with the religious organization of society in all aspects, from judicial to habitual and the management of this co-existence (not in a pluralist sense) as part of the Ottoman political tradition which basis itself in Islamic law. With no intention to praise this social system,  what I am trying to say here is that they had a framework to work things out and it seemed to function for the society a certain amount of time.

I have been thinking during the workshop that we might be missing a framework or a structured understanding of pluralism that we can try to apply for our much divided and fragmented world. When we talk about pluralism the discussion boils down to a wage statement of “we shouldn’t think of us vs. them” or “we shouldn’t think our heritage to be ours but as world heritage”. The only question that I can think of is then why are we discussing pluralism? We can as well discuss ways to make all of us the same and identical so we will have no problem at all.

I do not intent to over-simplify the much good intentioned comments which objected my question whether we should consider the Ottoman heritage (many as well call it Egyptian) in Kavala as of ours? Me actually coming from many different backgrounds such as Albanian and Bosnian, I tend to feel a connection to the Ottoman sights, not as a fascination or even nostalgia of the past, but as a culture which sprang from the rich and ancient traditions that came together in Anatolia and many different regions which I feel every right to appreciate (and as well as criticize).

In fact the idea of praising ones heritage, feeling a sense of belonging and putting forward efforts to keep it alive and in dialogue with the present is something we all appreciate and wish for to be supported. This is something that makes us all contend when we see in other groups or communities. It is much appreciation and respect that I have visited the Cappadocia Research Center at Nea Karvali. It makes me still have tears in my eyes to think of those people who even carried a Church wall (in pieces) along with other memorable items (wedding dresses, carpets, pots) within the turmoil of the population exchange in 1923 and managed to turn it into a museum and research center not only to honor their memory but keep the Greek heritage of Cappadocia relevant, visible and accessible.

I think of pluralism as the recognition of everybody’s heritages, lifestyles, sense of belongings, beliefs and the mutual understanding that people have the right to feel connected, to keep their cultures, languages, identities alive, visible and in relevance to our day. As we are in the Pride month, this talks a lot about how important it is to let people honor their identities without any hostility, down looking or with a sense of toleration. Pluralism is like a rainbow which should allow all of us to exist side by side with our cultures, backgrounds and different cosmological and ontological stand points.

There are much questions to ask, and much to be answered. A Sufi story goes as follows, a group of dervishes has been invited to a dinner which all were served a soup with very long spoons. As they were trying to figure out how to eat and orient the spoon with their mouth a dervish thought of feeding the friend across the table. Once they all done the same they all became full with the help of the other. We exist together as long as everybody has the right to cherish their identities and as long as we support and appreciate each other in this quest for co-existence.


Remembering Kavala

A short essay by Eda Saraç, May 2022, Kavala

Borders, check points and passports…The reality of the post-modern life. We need them for our travel experiences even though we share the same heritage and legacy as part of the Mediterranean area.  I look through my passport and throw a bitter smile at the Schengen visa. Supposedly, we share the same region and culture, but still we need lots of documents and paper work to enter into our “komşu”. However, immediately after entering into the country, I forget the fact that I am in a foreign country. The feeling is the same, the taste of food is similar, because we are in our neighbor. I feel nostalgic and emotional because I remember when I was an Erasmus exchange student in Corfu, at the Ionian University. My conditions were much worse than as a poor undergraduate student back then and I smile at the opportunities I have taken in life so far. From being a humble undergraduate student to being a researcher who is funded generously by the Swedish Research Institute. Life is all about the action and development, I ponder. Is this development also related to my volunteer work at the library of Ionian University? Like a kind of compensation of good will and intentions? I have been pondering about all these questions since the beginning of the journey. Life is all about the balance of given and taken things, and somehow I think I have created a good balance with this journey to Kavala.

  The existence of similar atmosphere of Kavala with Gelibolu or Ayvalık also strikes me. Even the old Greek men staring at the people and gossip are similar to our Turkish grandfathers who chat and stare at the people in these coastal towns. The mutual similarities are so many that I don’t have a real chance to think about what differs us, to be frank. The next day, entering into the Swedish Research Institute in Kavala, we find ourselves with the chance to think about the tobacco industry and the people who occupied themselves with this particular business. I understand that there is a lack of narration about these families who sustained the tobacco trade in Kavala. Who were they? What were their names? How many people were they?  What kind of lives did they lead? All these questions seem so obscure in the stairs of Swedish Institute. At this particular moment, I realize and think that I would have been much better of being a historian who specializes in writing family histories. I kind of feel envy towards the historians in our group. I also feel a bit jealous because they understand Ottoman and try to figure out the writings on the walls and scribblings that we come across in Kavala. At that moment, again I understand how important it is to learn languages.

  Dr. Cengiz Sisman’s humble attitude towards his young and aspiring colleagues amazes me. I long to be like him when I aspire to be a much more experienced scholar in the future. He appreciates and elevates his young colleagues among everyone, and this humble attitude makes me much valuable. I strongly think that he is a wonderful mentor.

  All in all, the freedom to try out different tastes, the chance to meet extraordinary colleagues and the brainstorming sessions has definitely given me a wonderful break from the routine and tedious life, and provided me with the reality that there is the availability of another life out there and we can definitely obtain that chance.


University of Freiburg offers 4 Three-year PhD Positions

The Research Training Group 2571 “Empires: Dynamic Change, Temporality and Post-Imperial Orders”, funded by the German Research Council (DFG) invites applications for 4 Three-year PhD Positions (f/m/d)

  • Application deadline: 30.06.2022
  • Publication date: 03.05.2022
  • Start-date: 01.11.2022
  • Part-time position (65 %)
  • Id no.: 00002242


The Research Training Group (RTG), comprising the historical disciplines of Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary, Eastern European and Eastern Asian History and the disciplines of Sociology, Political Science, Romance Studies, English Literary Studies, African Studies as well as (via the EUCOR network) Islamic Studies, investigates imperial transformations leading up to the emergence of post-imperial orders with a focus on the effects, adaptations and medial reflections of imperial temporal orders.

Dissertations are expected to focus on three main lines of research: the transformation and temporalities of imperial a) spaces, b) economies, and c) institutions and normative structures. For further information on the RTG please visit:

The RTG is committed to support gender, ethnic and cultural diversity and strongly encourages international applicants.



STRASBOURG 27.04.2022

Political scientists from 21 countries in Europe and North Africa today voiced shock and revulsion at the decision of a Turkish Court to sentence 64 year old Osman Kavala to spend the rest of his days in prison without any possibility of parole.The Association of Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe (ASPS) said the decision to find the Turkish Human Rights defender and philanthropist guilty of trying to overthrow the government on trumped up charges was a travesty of justice in defiance of a binding ruling of the Strasbourg-based European Courtof Human Rights to release him.

The ASPS called for the immediate release of both Osman Kavala, founder of the Turkish School of Political Studies and of the 7 other defendants in the case,including their colleague, Hakan Altınay, Director of the Turkish School who were all sentenced to 18 years in prison. This is a blatant and unacceptable attempt to silence civil society, stifle pluralism and limit political debate which is the core concept of a democratic society for which the 46 member Council of Europe was set up to promote and defend, the ASPS said.

While welcoming the on-going infringement proceedings concerning Turkey’s non-compliance with the ECHR’s ruling, the ASPS underscored that the Kavala verdict was a political decision and called for immediate political action on the part of the Council of Europe, the European Union and their member States to reaffirm their commitment to Europe’s fundamental values and to salvage their credibility. The longer illiberal autocrats (…) are allowed to get away with cynically flouting the values and principles to which all member states of the Council of Europe and of the European Union have voluntarily and solemnly committed themselves, the more they will erode the very foundations of the European project, the ASPS said.

Urging all European democracies to stand up for their values the ASPS said Europe’s two leading institutions, the European Union and the Council of Europe must act now to safeguard democracy, peace and security for future generations before it is too late.


The Association of Schools of Political Studies (ASPS) was set up in July 2008 by the Directors of the Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe to play an enhanced role in the management of their programme, to strengthen links between the Schools and foster their activities.

The first School was set up in Moscow in 1992. Since then other Schools have been established in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia andHerzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo*, Moldova, North Macedonia,Montenegro, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Nils Muiznieks became President of the ASPS in November 2018. He was the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights from 2012 to 2018. Previously he had held several important posts in Latvia including Minister responsible for social integration, Director of the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI) and Director of the Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies.


Jack Hanning, Secretary General +33675797327

Arina Knyazeva, Project manager +33766197794


Hafıza ve Gençlik için yeni dönem başvuru süreci başladı!

Hafıza Merkezi’nin bu yıl ikincisini yürüteceği Hafıza ve Gençlik projesi için yeni dönem başvuru süreci başladı! Dünyadaki ve Türkiye’deki güncel hafıza çalışmalarını ve mücadelelerini genç kuşak ile birlikte tartışmayı, onlarla birlikte özgün hafızalaştırma işleri üretmeyi hedefleyen bu projenin ikinci döneminde yaşları 20 ila 30 arasında değişen katılımcıların başvuruları beklenyor.

Her gün karşılaştığımız şiddet, nefret ve ayrımcılıklar nasıl bir tarihten besleniyor? Bugünkü hafıza mücadeleleri ırkçılık, çoğulluk, kamusal alan, kent hakkı, toplumsal cinsiyete dayalı eşitsizlikler ve aktivizm gibi temalara hangi açılardan, nasıl ışık tutuyor? Bugünü anlamlandırma çabamızda hatırladıklarımızın ve unuttuklarımızın rolü ne? Başka deneyimlerden gelen insanlarla nasıl karşılaşmalar yaşıyor, kendi hikayemize uzak olanlarla nasıl iletişim kuruyoruz? 

Geçmişin getirdiği yük ne zaman bir değişim talebi yaratıyor? Hafızalaştırma çabaları bu değişimde nasıl bir rol oynayabilir? Toplumsal hafızaya dair yeni ifade biçimleri susturulanlara ve bastırılanlara nasıl bir ışık tutabilir? Tekil bir anlatıya karşı çoğul ve eleştirel bir hafıza sahasını kolektif bir şekilde nasıl inşa edebiliriz? 

Hafıza ve Gençlik projesi kapsamında gençlerle birlikte bu soruların peşine düşeceğimiz ve özgün hafızalaştırma işleri ortaya çıkarabileceğimiz bir yolculuk hayal ediyoruz. 

Proje, katılımcılarını eleştirel ve özgür fikirlerin baskı altına alındığı bir ortamda toplumsal hafızanın yaratıcı ifade biçimlerini birlikte aramaya davet ediyor. Bu davet, farklı mekân, zaman ve topluluklara dair bastırılan ve susturulan geçmişin günümüze yansımalarına, sonraki nesillerde bıraktığı izlere ve farklı hatırlanma biçimlerine odaklanıyor. 

Hafıza ve Gençlik’in 2021 yılında yürüttüğümüz ilk döneminde yaşları 18 ila 25 arasında değişen toplam 20 katılımcıya yönelik bir atölye programı düzenledik ve katılımcıların kendi hafızalaştırma projelerini gerçekleştirmeleri için destek sunmuştuk.

Neden bu proje?

Günümüzde geçmişin kendisi ve nasıl hatırlandığı mevzusu; resmi özürlerden imza kampanyalarına, sömürge sonrası araştırmalardan Black Lives Matter hareketine, yeni hafıza mekanlarının inşasından heykel yıkımlarına, Rusya’nın Ukrayna’yı işgaliyle birlikte sıkça telaffuz edilen soğuk savaş döneminden Neo-Nazi benzetmelerine kamusal alanda gittikçe daha görünür ve tartışılır hale geldi. Türkiye özelinde de ana muhalefet partisi başkanının “helalleşme” çağrısını takiben, geçmişle yüzleşme yeniden güncel bir politik mesele haline geldi. Böyle bir sürecin kimlerle, hangi yöntem, araç ve söylemlerle yürütülmesi gerektiğine ilişkin kamusal alanda çok sayıda kimisi eleştirel kimisi destekleyici tartışma yürütüldü. Hafıza Merkezi olarak biz de bu proje kapsamında yürüteceğimiz çalışmalarla;

  • Türkiye’nin farklı şehirlerinden ve toplumsal kesimlerinden gelen gençlerin toplumsal hafıza ve geçmişle yüzleşme alandaki bilgilerini, meraklarını ve uzmanlıklarını artırmalarını sağlamayı,
  • Türkiye’deki farklı halkların geçmişlerine ilişkin özgün hafızalaştırma işleri üreterek alana katkı sunmalarını,
  • Çeşitli deneyim, birikim ve hafızalara sahip gençler arasında diyalog kurulmasına katkı sunmayı, 
  • Bugünün hakikat, haklar ve kimlikler ekseninde şekillenen mücadelelerini geçmişin izini sürerek birlikte sorgulamayı ve anlamlandırmayı amaçlıyoruz.


Projenin temel faaliyetleri, gençlerin aktif katılımıyla yüz yüze gerçekleşecek atölyeler, gençlerin alanda uzman danışmanların ve hafıza merkezi ekibinin desteği ve işbirliği ile üretecekleri projeler ve hafızalaştırma alanındaki yenilikçi literatür ve çabalara ilişkin yürütecekleri araştırmalardan meydana geliyor. Ayrıca, atölye çalışmalarını ve proje üretim sürecini zenginleştirmek için tarihsel olaylara ilişkin mekanlar, anıtlar veya arşivlere saha ziyareti de düzenlenecek. Katılımcılar tarafından üretilen hafızalaştırma işlerine, Memorialize Turkey isimli Türkiye’deki hafızalaştırma çabalarından bir seçki sunduğumuz web sayfamızda yer verilecektir. 

Proje çıktılarını işbirliğine daha açık bir şekilde sunmak; alandaki farklı paydaşlara ses vermek ve bu alanda üç farklı dilde üretilen (Türkçe, Kürtçe ve İngilizce) akademik çalışmaları, söyleşileri, multimedya araçlarını birer çevrimiçi kaynak olarak daha geniş bir kesime ulaştırma hedefiyle mevcut Memorialize Turkey web sayfasının genişletilerek kolektif bir platforma dönüştürülmesi yine temel faaliyetlerden biri olacaktır. 


Proje kapsamında düzenlenen tüm etkinlikler için seyahat, konaklama ve yemek harcamaları karşılanacaktır. Katılımcılara üretecekleri projeleri desteklemek üzere araştırma bursu verilecektir. 

Ne zaman? 

18 ay sürecek olan proje, Haziran 2022 – Aralık 2023 tarihleri arasında gerçekleşecek. Bu süre boyunca 5 yüz yüze atölye ve 2 saha ziyaretinin gerçekleştirilmesi planlanıyor. Katılımcıların üretecekleri hafızalaştırma projelerinin ise 2023 yılının Ekim ayı sonuna kadar tamamlanması öngörülüyor.

Ne bekliyoruz? 

Katılımcılardan kendi projelerini üretebilmek için gerekli enerji ve zamanı ayırmalarını ve 18 aya yayılan bu uzun erimli program kapsamında düzenlenen atölyeler sırasında kolektif fikir üretme sürecine aktif olarak iştirak etmelerini bekliyoruz. Tüm atölyeler, proje sürecinin parçaları olarak birbiriyle ilişkili bir şekilde kurgulanıyor ve düzenli katılım gerektiriyor.

Kimler başvurabilir? 

Toplumsal hafıza alanı ile, tarih, sosyoloji, mimarlık, hukuk, güzel sanatlar gibi farklı disiplinler veya sivil toplum aracılığıyla ilişkilenmiş; bu alanda belirli bir bilgi birikimine ve deneyime sahip gençlerden başvuruları bekliyoruz. Ancak bu çağrı aynı zamanda hafızalaştırma alanına kişisel ilgi, merak ve çabası olan gençlerin başvurularına da açıktır. 

Daha önce yeterince ilgi görmemiş, görünür olmayan hafıza sahaları, temaları üzerine eğilmek isteyen ve yaratıcı bakış açısı ve yöntemler geliştirmeye hevesli, yatkın gençlere ulaşmasını önemsiyoruz. Atölyelerin konularını belirleyen ağır insan hakları ihlalleri, ırkçılık, toplumsal cinsiyet, ekolojik yıkım gibi temaları ilişkin hafızalaştırma proje başvurularına öncelik verilecektir.


  • 20 – 30 yaş aralığında olması,
  • Türkiye ve dünyadaki gelişmelere ilgi duymaları,
  • Bildiklerini sorgulamaya hevesli olmaları,
  • Kolektif ve yaratıcı üretme süreçlerine uyum gösterebilmeleri,
  • Proje boyunca meselelere farklı bakış açıları sunabilmeleri, 
  • Öznel ve toplumsal deneyimlerinden getirdikleriyle tartışmaları zenginleştirme motivasyonuna sahip olmaları beklenmektedir. 

Nasıl başvurabilirsiniz? 

Aşağıda belirtilen belgeleri içeren başvurunuzu 16 Mayıs 2022 tarihine kadar adresine iletmeniz yeterli. Hafıza ve Gençlik’e kişisel projenizle ya da 2 kişi ortak olarak yürüteceğiniz bir projeyle başvurabilirsiniz.

  • Niyet mektubu 
  • Önerdiğiniz hafızalaştırma projesine ilişkin tarihsel bağlam ve yöntemleri açık ve detaylı şekilde anlatan bir metin
  • Özgeçmiş

Halil Can in conversation with Janina Karolewski

Dear friends and interested parties of the Turkey Europe Center,
We would like to invite you to our next event in the lecture series
60 years German-Turkish recruitment agreement – HERE WE ARE!
invite, which we are organizing this summer semester in cooperation with the State Center for Political Education in Hamburg .

Halil Can (Berlin) will speak about Alevi-Zazaki affiliations in movement across borders . The evening will be moderated by Janina Karolewski.
The event will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 6 p.m. ct.
in lecture hall H of the main building of the University of Hamburg g
(Address: Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg ).
Wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory at the event.

Further information on the event can also be found on our website: .

We look forward to you!

All the best and stay healthy,

Your TEZ team,
Tobias Völker & Corry Guttstadt
Management Turkey Europe Center

Gülfem Alıcı
Spokesperson Turkey Europe Center
Halil Can (Berlin),
Alevi-Zazaki affiliations in motion across borders
Moderator: Janina Karolewski
Workers were called, families came. Guest work from Turkey in Germany should only be temporary. But it became a constant movement, across borders. Along with the migration, the affiliations brought with them also began to move and were newly intertwined in the exchange. In addition, marginalized families with Alevi-Zazaki affiliations experienced their coming-out and recognition only in the diaspora. Using their multi-generational family biographies, it should be described as an example of how the migration to work as a guest worker was designed as a conflictual as well as creative process of transformation and as identity and interweaving work between the unequal social positions of insider and outsider.
The families (members) become visible as actors who, by shaping their lives, also shape and sustainably change the (migration) societies in which they live or with which they are connected.
In their transnational, cross-generational entanglement relationships, a transcultural, creative space is created for a practice of action and a social perspective beyond dominant norms and demarcations.dr des. Halil Can is a political scientist and holds a doctorate in European ethnology with a focus on migration, diversity, intersectional discrimination, racism, empowerment/power sharing and Alevi studies. He is currently working as a research associate at the Technical University of Berlin in the research project “Berlin Police Study”.Janina Karolewski is an Islamic scholar and works at the Center for the Study of Manuscript Cultures , University of Hamburg, in one of Prof. Dr. Raoul Motika on the impact of the Turkish script reform on the manuscript culture of Alevi communities.

Publications by Halil Can :- (2021): Grandchildren: inner generation: “I want to learn Zazaki!”. In: Heinrich Böll Foundation (ed.): Online dossier. 60 years recruitment agreement between Germany and Turkey . A family story. URL: .- (2013): Alevi-Zaza Belongings beyond Borders: Insider/Outsider Attributions and Identity Empowerment Strategies in Transnational and Multigenerational Family Spaces between Turkey and Diaspora. In: Journal for German Politics and Society. Asiye Kaya (issue ed.): Special Issue: The Fiftieth Anniversary of Migration from Turkey to Germany Issue 107, Vol. 31/2, pp. 79-92.– (2008): Outsiders against their will: The ‘coming out’ of Alevism in the diasporic generation of grandchildren or remembrance and identity work via the digital memory of the Internet. In: Sökefeld, Martin (ed.): Alevis in Germany , identity processes of a religious community in the diaspora . Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 155-194.
TEZ Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1 , East Hamburg 20146 Germany

Memorialize Turkey

This collection of information on memorial projects in Turkey highlights examples of memorialization among the many groups and individuals that have suffered harm or grievance over the past 100 years in the late Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey. This selection neither claims to exclusively cover all the memorialization efforts, nor argues to include all different components of the memory scene in Turkey. Our aim is, rather, to provide a selected anthology of different memorialization efforts, which is open to contribution and collaboration.

Turkey has a controversial past with forms of state violence, represented by a one-sided and rigid conventional national memory. Alternative memory narratives have been brutally repressed, denied or manipulated in the long history of memory conflicts. This rigid picture, however, began to change at the commencement of the 2000s, and a new memory space, a contentious political, cultural and symbolic space, opened up when the discourse of democratization and accession to the European Union was high on the official agenda. One can even talk about a memory boost in the context of the post 2000’s Turkey. Different contentious groups, initiatives and platforms flourished on how to interpret the dominant narratives of memory and the repertoire of state violence in Turkey. Several narratives of the past began to be disseminated in the public sphere by different competing political and cultural groups such as different Muslim and conservative groups and platforms, feminist initiatives and women groups, Kurds mobilized in the hinterland of the Kurdish political movement, radical leftists, nationalist and secular initiatives, Jew and Christian communities and divers LGBTIQ movement, which altogether formed contentious fragments of memory.

It would be wrong, however, to limit the memory boost solely with the initiatives occurred at the beginning of 2000s. Various political movements already established several memory initiatives in relation with their political commitment and struggle. Beginning by the end of the 1980s, therefore, different political initiatives were establishing an alternative memory scene where there were dealing with the past including themselves as a political actor. These groups, mostly related with different political organizations such as Kurdish political movement or feminist organizations, continued their struggle in the new conjuncture of the memory boost and diversified the alternative memory scene in Turkey.

The memory boost came under overwhelming pressure after the radical change of the political climate in Turkey. Following the blatant demise of the peace process in the context of the Kurdish conflict in 2015 and the failed coup attempt in 2016, the public space opened up in relation with alternative memorialization works, led by public institutions, civil society organizations or political initiatives, has been closed down. In Kurdish cities, memorials and parks built in times of peace were destroyed and renamed. Still, both more historical attempts of alternative memorialization and truth telling efforts such as Saturday Mothers/Persons or more recent memory initiatives such as memory walks organized by civil society organizations are ongoing. Also, in recent years, Turkey’s memory scene witnessed the rise of many independent memory initiatives. These projects were mostly based in digital spaces, either next to or instead of physical spaces, and were more innovative and participatory in their approaches.


Anteb’in Ermenileri – Kitap Söyleşisi

Tarihçi Ümit Kurt’un “The Armenians of Aintab, The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province” (Antep Ermenileri, Bir Osmanlı Vilayetinde Soykırım Ekonomisi) isimli kitabı 13 Nisan 2021’de yayımlandı. Kitap, 1895’ten Cumhuriyet dönemine Antep özelinde Ermeni mülklerine el koyma sürecine odaklanıyor.

Kendisi de Antepli olan ve bir vakitler Antep’te Ermeniler’in yaşadığını tesadüfen öğrendikten sonra bu alanda yoğunlaşan Kurt’a göre şehri diğer vilayetlerden farklı kılan en belirgin özellik, eşrafın Ermenilerin tehciri hususunda merkezi elitleri ikna etmesi; şehirde şiddet ikliminin dinamiklerini ilmek ilmek örmesi.

Hafıza Merkezi’nden Barış Akademisyeni Noémi Lévy-Aksu ile birlikte Ümit Kurt ile kitabını ve yazılış serüvenini konuşacağız.

15 Nisan Cuma günü saat 13:00’te İstanbul İsveç Araştırma Enstitüsü oditoryumunda ve eş zamanlı olarak YouTube üzerinden canlı yayında!

Sınırlı sayıda katılımcı ile gerçekleşecek etkinlik için email atınız.

Detaylı bilgi için:


CFP : Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Balkans, Anatolia and Beyond

Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Balkans, Anatolia and Beyond
Wednesday, 24 August- Friday, 26 August 2022
Faculty of Islamic Studies of the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Keynote Speakers:
Jason Goodwin historian and bestselling author of a series of novels set in the Ottoman Empire and the acclaimed Lords of the Horizons
A History of the Ottoman Empire
•Dr Dženita Karić postdoctoral researcher at the Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology, HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin

Deadline for paper proposals is 30 April 2022.
Please send your abstract to:

For further details, registration, information on accommodation and other arrangements, including an optional excursion to Mostar on Saturday 27 August, please go to:

Deadline for registration is 30 June 2022

Final reminder for paper proposals submission for this 3 day Seminar organised by ASTENE the Association for
the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East) in association with the Faculty of Islamic Studies of the
University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


“Ne adil ne de yasal: Osman Kavala Davası” haftaya Cuma!

Osman Kavala’nın haksız tutukluluğu yargının siyasi amaçlar için kullanılmasının dikkate değer bir örneği. Cezalandırılmak istenen kişiye göre suç uydurmanın, komplo teorilerinin delil yerine kullanılmasının ve sadece hukuk normlarının değil muhakemenin de reddinin bir örneği.

Bütün bu haksızlıklara rağmen Osman Kavala nezaketinden ödün vermeden kendi durumunu öne çıkarmadan yargı bağımsızlığının ve hukukun üstünlüğünün önemini vurgulamaya devam ediyor. Bugün 1612 gündür haksız ve dayanaksız şekilde içeride tutulsa da idealleri için mücadele etmekten vazgeçmiyor.

Haftaya Cuma günü saat 14:00‘te İstanbul İsveç Araştırma Enstitüsü’nün oditoryumunda Anadolu Kültür’den Asena Günal ve Hafıza Merkezi’nden Murat Çelikkan‘ı Türkiye’deki İnsan Hakları ve Adalet perspektifinden Osman Kavala davasını konuşmaya davet ettik.

Etkinliğimize fiziksel katılım sınırlı olduğundan gelmek isteyenlerin adresine bir mail atmaları rica edilmektedir.

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