Welcome to the Turkish Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This program offers many exciting opportunities to learn Turkish and to study, conduct research on, and learn more about Turkey and Turkish/Turkic populations across the world. UNC-Chapel Hill is one of few universities in the United States to offer Turkish language courses, to have a number of faculty and students specializing in Turkish Studies, and to organize a series of events in Turkish Studies.
Join Turkish Student Association for Chapel Hill Turkish Day, to celebrate Turkish culture and Nevruz (the coming of spring) this Saturday, March 23rd, from 4-7 p.m. at Turk Evi in Chapel Hill. There will be plenty of free food and drink, as well as dancing, performances, and live music. Some of the entertainment will include a performance by the Bosphorus Chorus and belly dancing! This event is sponsored by the Aziz and Gwen Sancar Foundation, the Bridge to Turkiye Fund, and the American Turkish Association of North Carolina.
We would love to see you, your friends, and your family there! Turk Evi is located at 743 East Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC.
Following the event at Turk Evi, we will be co-hosting an international music and dance night starting at 10 p.m. at Talullas Turkish Restaurant, 456 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC. No cover charge, and you must be at least 18 years old. Bring your friends and party with us to celebrate the coming of spring!
Check out the Facebook page for “International Flavors at Talulla’s”! http://www.facebook.com/events/514984891886979/
Directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
Thursday, January 31
7 pm Varsity Theater
Free and open to the public.
A surprising look at modern Turkey, the crossroads of East and West. For years, Turkey has been run by a stridently secular business and political elite, while its devout Muslim citizens have been pushed to the political and economic fringes. But now, even the most committed Muslims are embracing Western-style capitalism and commerce—and are ascending in Turkish society at the ballot box and in big business. This Wide Angle documentary captures a modern—and to many Westerners, surprising—face of Islam rarely seen in the American media. The program follows prominent members of Turkey’s up-and-coming business community—including two rival fashion entrepreneurs, one of whom has founded his company on Islamic principles—as they develop and carry out their manufacturing and marketing strategies. In addition, Turkish political cartoonist Salih Memecan discusses his work, Islam’s relationship with the West, and the benefits of Turkey’s association with Europe with anchor Daljit Dhaliwal. (57 minutes) Introduction and discussion led by UNC Prof. Banu Gökariksel.
Part of the Cinema of the Global Middle East Film Series, Ackland Film Forum
Sponsors: North Carolina Public Radio WUNC is the Official Media Sponsor of the Ackland Film Forum. Cinema of the Global Middle East Film Series sponsored by ART\Islam, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.
Monday, October 22nd
Screening: Verrücktes Blut/ Deli Kanlı/ Crazy Blood
In German with English subtitles (100 min.)
Followed by Q&A with playwright, Nurkan Erpulat
Duke University, Perkins Library 217, 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 23rd
Reception and Talk
Nurkan Erpulat, “Representing Turkish Women on the German Screen”
UNC-CH, Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, 6 pm
Final Turkish Coffee Day Flyer: ”Turkish Coffee Day,” and will be held on October 10th, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Hamilton 569. We envision this event as having a lecture component on the history and significance of Turkish coffee, followed by a short video demonstrating how to make Turkish coffee, a tasting of coffee, and perhaps even a raffle of Turkish coffee sets at the end! Organized by Turkish Student Association. Thanks to sponsors: Turkish Embassy go Washington, D.C. and Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi.
As part of Middle East Film Series, the Turkish film “Nar” (Pomegranate) by Ümit Ünal will be screened on October 16, 2012 at 7pm at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill. “Nar” won several awards at the 12th International Film Festival in 2011. For more information about the film please visit: http://www.nar-film.com/eng/default.html