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WORKSHOP: From Enemies to Allies 4th Workshop

WORKSHOP: From Enemies to Allies 4th Workshop

Istanbul | Koç University Rumelifeneri Campus

26 - 27 September 2019, 09:30 - 17:00

British Institute at Ankara – Koç University – British Association for Turkish Area Studies presents:

From Enemies to Allies 4th Workshop:

Britain, Turkey and NATO 1945-1960.

This workshop will focus on the relationships between Britain, Turkey and NATO between 1945-1960, with talks from Professor Ilter Turan (Bilgi University), Dr Joshua Walker (German Marshall Fund of the United States), and many others. 

  • Session 1: Britain, Turkey and the Western Alliance 1945-52
  • Session 2: Britain, Turkey and the Middle East 1952-58
  • Session 3: The dominant political personalities
  • Session 4: Britain, Turkey and Cyprus 1954-60
  • Session 5: Britain and Turkey after the Baghdad Pact

It will be held over two days at the Rumelifeneri Campus of Koç University, Sarıyer, Istanbul. A limited number of places are available. To register, please email Stephen Mitchell: mitchank@gmail.com.


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2019 Oliver Gurney Memorial Lecture

2019 Oliver Gurney Memorial Lecture

London | Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House

30 October 2019 19:00 to 20:30

Professior Mirko Novák (Bern University) will deliver the bi-annual BIAA Oliver Gurney Memorial Lecture on 'Kizzuwatna-Hiyawa-Cilicia: A region at the interface of Anatolia, the Levant and Cyprus in light of the excavations at Sirkeli Höyük'

The ongoing Swiss-Turkish excavations at Sirkeli Höyük, one of the largest Bronze and Iron Age settlements in Cilicia, have shed new light on the cultural history of one of the most fertile regions of modern Turkey. Known in the Bronze Age as Kizzuwatna and in the Iron Age as Hiyawa/Que, its history is characterised by constant fluctuation between independence as a minor kingdom and belonging to one of the great empires of the Near East – namely Mittanni and the Hittite and Assyrian empires. The exploration of Sirkeli Höyük has so far resulted in the astonishing discovery of a large, complex, cityscape which consisted of a bipartite citadel, a vast lower town, an upper town complete with necropolis, a quarry and a water reservoir, as well as a suburb and several extramural workshop areas.

This lecture will trace the eventful cultural history of Cilicia using the example of the ancient site of Sirkeli Höyük.

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