BIAA-TBA LECTURE: Cultural Routes in Turkey: The Phrygian Way

09 December 2015 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture by Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Sarı (Ankara University) held at the Turco British Association  - Türk İngiliz Kültür Derneği
(Bestekar Sokak No. 32, Kavaklıdere, Ankara. Tel: 0312-4191844)

In this talk Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Sarı briefly introduced the cultural routes in Turkey and talked in detail about the Phrygian Way and the inspiration for establishing it. The Phrygian Way, one of the long-distance walking and cycling routes in Turkey was made for trekkers and cyclists to explore not only the beauty of the Phrygian Valleys through which it passes, but also the countless Phrygian, Roman, Byzantine, and Seljuk monuments and traces.

In order to show the richness and diversity of the region the presentation included a photoshow with images taken during the establishment of the road that will be screened at the end of the talk.

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Sarı | Born in Diyarbakır, received his Bachelor of Science degree (Engineering Physics) from Hacettepe University in Ankara and continued his graduate education in the United States with a scholarship from the Turkish Government.  He received his Ph.D in 2001 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego. In 2001 he returned back to Turkey and joined the Engineering Physics Department, Ankara University where he is now a full-time professor. He is actively involved in hiking and an amateur photographer. He is a member of the team establishing the Phrygian Way and participates in the Directing Board of the Cultural Route Society of Turkey.

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