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Yunus Emre Institute is a Turkish cultural center. We promote Turkey, Turkish language, its history and culture and art, make such related information and documents available for use in the world, provide services abroad to people who want to have education in the fields of Turkish language, culture and art, to improve the friendship between Turkey and other countries and increase the cultural exchange.

As an institution affiliated to the Foundation, Yunus Emre Institute is carrying out studies for Turkish teaching in the cultural centers established abroad to accomplish the purposes of this law as well as conducting culture and art activities to promote our country, and giving support to scientific researches.

Starting to operate in 2009, Yunus Emre Institute has more than 58 cultural centers abroad. Apart from the Turkish education given in the cultural centers, Turkology departments and Turkish teaching are supported with the co-operations made with different educational institutions in different countries. Several activities are organized to promote our culture and art through cultural centers, and our country is represented through national or international events.

Upcoming events (5)

Humans of the Ottoman Empire: Sufis

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The Ottoman Empire maintained a diverse society spanning three continents for six centuries. Join us for a conversation with Dr. John Curry from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) about Sufis on March 5th. Sufis are a group of religious monks that were once common throughout the Middle East. What were their beliefs? How did they influence Ottoman culture? Learn more from Dr. Curry, an expert on religious beliefs in the Ottoman Empire, in this conversation moderated by Ottoman scholar Dr. Sisman. Dr. Curry is a scholar of the Ottoman Empire and other Islamic civilizations in the Medieval and Early Modern periods. His work ranges from surveys of the history of Islamic civilization to focused studies on religious groups. Some of his works on Sufism include editing Sufism and Society: Arrangements of the Mystical in the Muslim World,[masked] and writing “‘The Meeting of the Two Sultans’: Three Sufi Mystics Negotiate with the Court of Murad III” and “The Intersection of Past and Present in the Genesis of an Ottoman Sufi Order: The Life of Cemâl el-Halvetî (d. 900/1494 or 905/1499) and the Origins of the Halvetî Tarîqa.”

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Virtual Turkish Coffee Happy Hour

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Turkish Coffee Happy Hour is back! Join us online via Zoom as we walk you through the rich history behind the Turkish coffee tradition and the one-of-a-kind brewing process that is behind this delicious and iconic drink. We’ll walk you through the Turkish coffee brewing process step by step and you’ll even be able to play Turkish coffee trivia for the chance to win a Turkish coffee set! Turkish Coffee was inscribed in 2014 on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity so this is an essential tradition in Turkish culture. This event will give you the opportunity to explore a world heritage item through the culturally fascinating tradition of Turkish Coffee. Tickets are first come first serve so reserve your spot today!

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Humans of the Ottoman Empire: Scientists

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In the 2nd edition of this series, we will learn about how scientists were influential actors in Ottoman society. Our guest Dr. Harun Küçük of UPenn, an expert on science in the Ottoman Empire, will help us understand how science was practiced in that time period, what sort of discoveries science was making, and how these results filtered through to citizens in the empire. Dr. Sisman will moderate our conversation with Dr. Küçük.

Dr. Küçük is a scholar of science in the Ottoman Empire. His most recent published work, Science without Leisure: Practical Naturalism in Istanbul,[masked], explores the relationship between money and natural philosophy in the empire. He is currently working on a source book about Ottoman sciences between 1400 and 1700 with his colleague Dr. Aguirre-Mandujano.

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Ancient Wonders Lecture Series: Göbeklitepe

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In this edition of Ancient Wonders, join us for Göbeklitepe with archaeologist Dr. Lee Clare. You will learn about the most recent discoveries at one of the oldest settlements in human history from the lead archaeologist on the site. Dr. Clare will also take your questions about the settlement and daily life in the Neolithic era in a Q&A session.

Göbeklitepe is one of the oldest discovered human settlements in the world. Located in Şanlıurfa, the site was settled roughly 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. It is known for its over 200 t-shaped stone monoliths that can weigh up to 10 tons each. Excavations have been ongoing since 1996, and the site was added to the UNESCO Heritage list in 2018.

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Past events (41)

Ancient Wonders Lecture Series: Troya

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