The office was opened after the signing of an academic cooperation protocol with the aim of contributing to cultural relations and studies on Turkish language and history. In this context, Dr. Murat R. Şiviloğlu will be the Yunus Emre Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin.
Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Dublin H.E. Levent Murat Burhan, Trinity College Near and Middle Eastern Studies Department Chair Dr. Zuleika Rodgers, Head of the Department of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies Dr. Jürgen Uhlich, Director of London Yunus Emre Institute Mehmet Karakuş, London Yunus Emre Institute Art&Culture Coordinator Ayşe Gökçen Yücel, Yunus Emre Institute Strategy Specialist Fuat Korkmaz attended the opening ceremony.
Trinity College Near and Middle Eastern Studies Department Chair Dr. Zuleika Rodgers
During the opening ceremony, Near and Middle Eastern Studies Head of Department Assistant Professor Zuleika Rodgers thanked Yunus Emre Institute and spoke of their happiness and excitement in coming to an agreement after such extensive discussions were made. London Yunus Emre Institute Director Mehmet Karakuş expressed his thanks and well wishes to Dr. Murat R. Şiviloğlu, who will be taking office, as he will be the connecting person between the Institute and the College.
Director of London Yunus Emre Institute Mehmet Karakuş
“Sounds From Istanbul”in Dublin
The opening ceremony of the Yunus Emre Institute Dublin Contact Office included the distinguished Turkish musicians: Derya Türkan, Dilek Türkan, Atilla Akıntürk, Murat Salim Tokaç and Fahrettin Yarkın. The group’s enchanting performance brought Turkish melodies to Dublin.
“As Respect toTurkey”Conference at Trinity College
The opening of the contact office at Trinity College was also home to the first “As Respect to Turkey” conference which is due to be organized throughout the year.
The conference held on December 6, as the first of many within the scope of the signed protocol, hosted Turkish retired Cambridge University professor Metin Kunt. After being introduced by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies Head of School, Assistant ProfessorJürgen Uhlich, Professor Metin Kuntgave a talk on the Beginning of Ottoman Printing. The talk ended with a Q&A session and thus marked the beginning of the Institutes hopes in Dublin.