A two-day symposium on Turkish-Islamic Culture on the Aegean and Mediterranean islands was held last week. The symposium opened at the Bedestan in Lefkoşa on Thursday. It was organised by the Yunus Emre institute of Cyprus Social Sciences University (KISBU) and the Cyprus Balkans Eurasia Turkish literature Institution Association to examine the culture and history of Cyprus and all the islands in the Aegean and Mediterranean.
The seminars took place at the Bedestan and the Yunus Emre Institute and presented 38 academic papers by academicians from Cyprus and Turkey.
The first speaker at the symposium was Dr. Oguz Karakartal, lecturer at the European University of Lefke, who argued that Turkish-Islamic culture on the islands should be the theme of films, books etc. He said that the seminar would be a useful way of creating cultural awareness.
Other speakers included Prof. Mustafa Tümer, Professor of Istanbul Civilisation University, Dr. Ismail Gulec and Girne American University Advisor to the Rector. Dr. Umay Türkeş Günay.