x0x Turkish News for the week ending 24 September 2011
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x0x Turkish News for the week ending 24 September 2011
[This is a transcript of the news broadcast on 24 September 2011]
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* The Turkish daily Hurriyet wrote on Moday that unidentified assailants
in Libya opened fire on a Turkish C-130 cargo plane carrying humanitarian
aid to a region known as Gadhafi's triangle of evil.
Pilots changed their route to escape the bullets, and returned safely to
* The Turkish daily Milliyet said that Massoud Barzani, head of the
regional Kurdish administration in northern Iraq, cancelled a scheduled
conference with Turkish officials in Irbil after the rebel Turkish Kurds
began shedding blood.
Barzani said that no one could talk about peace under such
Turkey wants the Iraqi Kurds to cooperate against the Turkish Kurd
rebels, who have bases in Northern Iraq controlled nominally by the Iraqi
* Two days after Barzani's cancellation of the meeting, a bomb went off on
Tuesday morning in in the Turkish capital. The bomb, which was put in the
trunk of a car, exploded near Cankaya Sub-governor's Office and in front
of an elementary School.
Three people were killed and 34 others were wounded in the explosion.
Seven vehicles burned down due to the explosion.
Police detained two suspects. Eyes turned to the rebel Kurds
organization Kurdistan Workers Party but no one claimed reponsibility.
Meanwhile another attack in Turkey's southeastern province of Siirt
killed four women and injuring two others.
* The Turkish daily Vatan gave place to remarks of President Gul while on
an official visit to Germany. President Gul commented on the transfer of
journalist Dogan Yurdakul, who is under arrest as part of an investigation
into the Oda TV, to the funeral of his wife by a prison vehicle.
"I regret it. Different measures could have been taken," he said.
Meanwhile, President Gul received two German journalists who were arrested
in Iran and released as a result of President Gul's initiatives.
* Turkish President Abdullah Gul's visit to Germany made it to the front
pages of the Turkish dailies when a speech he was set to deliver in a
German university was briefly postponed due to a hoax bomb call.
The Turkish daily Turkiye quoted Gul as saying "I will not bow to any
threat," when the German police offered him to call off the speech at the
Humboldt University. "Either I deliver this speech or I am heading back to
my country right away," the daily quoted the Turkish president as telling
the German authorities. Gul addressed the German students in a different
hall of the university later.
Mr. Gul on Wednesday said the German authorities were aware of the
injustice made to Turks in the country's visa regime, adding German
officials were set to take a step to ease visa procedures for Turkish
"There are many court decisions in Germany and elsewhere in the Eoropean
Union that order for visa-free movement for Turks. It is completely
unacceptable that citizens of Turkey, a candidate for full membership in
the Eoropean Union, face strict visa regimes while nationals of countries
such as Serbia and all others in Balkans receive much more favorable
conduct," Gul said.
* Daily Yeni Safak quoted Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as
saying about the Greek Cypriot administration's gas and oil drilling
activities in the Mediterranean, "we will not allow anyone to use the
Mediterranean as their own backyard. If they continue their drilling
activities, we are going to sign a continental shelf agreement with the
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
* According to the Anatolia news Agency, a row over the Greek Cypriot
administration's move to launch offshore exploratory drilling for oil and
gas in the Eastern Mediterranean has made the headlines in almost all
Turkish dailies in their Tuesday editions.
The daily Hurriyet gave the news with the headline "Drilling for
Provocation," saying the Greek Cypriots had began drilling despite all
warnings made by Turkey.
The daily cited Turkish energy minister as saying that Turkey would soon
start seismic research in the Eastern Mediterranean in cooperation with
the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
"We are also beginning our work. A Norwegian company will do seismic
studies in the accompaniment of Turkish warships," Hurriyet quoted Taner
Yildiz as saying.
The Turkish daily Yeni Safak dubbed the Greek Cypriot side "the Pirate
of the Mediterranean," saying the Greek Cypriot administration defied
international laws by beginning offshore drilling the south of Cyprus.
Meanwhile the daily Vatan said Turkey made a terse warning for the Greek
Cypriot side. The daily cited Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
as saying that Turkey would take every necessary measure including
* Turkish prime minister Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in New York this
week to attend the general session of the UN.
He also met with President Obama. Syria, Arab Spring, deployment of the
anti-missile radar in Turkey, Israel-Turkey tension and fight against
terrorism were high on the agenda of the meeting.
President Obama offered condolences to the families of bomb attack
victims in Turkey, and said that U.S. support in fight against terrorism
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, Foreign Affairs Minister
Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister for European Union Egemen Bagis, Justice and
Development Party Deputy Chairman Omer Celik, Turkish Ambassador to the
United States Namik Tan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff Gen. Hulusi
Akar and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were also in attendance
at the meeting
Turkish prime minister asked US to supply with Predator unmanned drones.
He said the US agreed to it.
According to the AA, Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Friday's
issue Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's address to the 66th Session of
the United Nations General Assembly.
Sabah daily newspaper wrote that Erdogan gave clear messages regarding
tragedies in the world and recent developments from Somalia to Palestine,
from Arab Spring to Israel and Cyprus.
Sabah quoted Erdogan as saying that the UN was not showing a leadership
that would boost humanity's hopes, and saying that it was Israel who used
phosphate and atomic bombs, and there were not any sanctions against it.
Erdogan said Turkey had no problems with the Israeli people. The paper
also quoted Erdogan as saying that the Greek Cypriot administration should
end initiatives that could cause tension in the region, otherwise Turkey
would do what it had to do.
* The international credit rating agency Standard & Poor's raised Turkey's
local-currency sovereign ratings to "BBB-/A-3" from "BB /B".
The agency also affirmed its national scale ratings on Turkey and the
country's foreign-currency sovereign ratings at "BB/B".
The Istanbul Stock Exchange rose significantly after the rating
increase. The benchmark National-100 index rose more than 3,500 points and
reached a value of 61,721.84 points.
ARTS AND CULTURE
* According to the Anatolia News Agency Istanbul Technical University's
the Turkish Music State Conservatory and Bosnia?s Sarajevo University
Music Academy have signed a cooperation agreement in the field of
education and art.
Istanbul Technical University will open its doors for Bosnian students
with this agreement.
The project is being undertaken with the support of Istanbul Technical
University'; the university has so far collaborated with 11 institutions
in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Speaking of Bosnia, Rengim G?kmen, the general manager of Turkey?s State
Opera and Ballet and the musical director of the Presidential Symphony
Orchestra, conducted the season opening concert for the Sarajevo
Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday night.
The orchestra performed Turkish composer Ulvi Kemal Erkin?s ?Symphonic
Movement", as well as the ?Violin Concerto? in the first part of the
concert. In the second part, the orchestra played Johannes Brahms? 4th
Renowned Turkish violinist Cihat Askin, who also performed at the
concert, won a standing ovation.
The concert was possible through the support of the Sarajevo Culture and
Promotion Office in Turkey. Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation Deputy
Chairman Mirsad Kebo and officials from the Sarajevo Embassy to Turkey
also attended the event.
* Hurriyet Daily News reports that the fourth International Caravanserai
Meeting began Sept. 17 in Turkey's south eastern province of Malatya. The
project hosts exhibitions, panels and seminars on issues such as history,
archaeology, culture and arts from Melita to Battalgazi. The project will
be held in Battalgazi, known as Old Malatya, until Sept. 27.
The project is organized by the Battalgazi Governor?s Office, the
Battalgazi Municipality and In?n? University. The project aims to save
Turkey?s archaeological sites and the district?s historical fabric, which
reflects the heritage of Malatya. It also aims to reveal Battalgazi?s
cultural and artistic heritage for our country and introduce Battalgazi to
The project in Malayta introduces the district?s place in history and
today to domestic and international visitors.
Within the framework of the project, a culture and arts center in the
east will host artists and art lovers. It will transform the province into
a place where science and art lovers come together.
Heritage and history are the two main focuses of the meeting. The
seminars and events target to introduce Battalgazi, who lived in Anatolia
1,400 years ago, and bring the Battalgazi district into the realm of
global cultural tourism.
The meeting is also hosting an exclusive exhibition on video art, which
is curated by Firat Arapoglu. The exhibition includes works by G?l?in
Aksoy, Yeni Anit, Mehmet Ali Boran, Saliha Kasap, Ali Ibrahim ?cal, Mehmet
?g?t, Suat ?g?t, H?lya ?zdemir, ?agri Saray and Serdar Yilmaz.
* We told you about a new event dubbed the "Art Beat" that was about to
start last week in Istanbul. The Hurriyet Daily News reported more about
how the event developed during week.
The event drew more than 35,000 visitors during five days of operation
at the L?tfi Kirdar Congress and Exhibition Center.
?The interest of Turkish and foreign art circles in the event was above
our expectations. More than half of the [1,000] artworks on display were
sold. The amount of sales totaled nearly 10,000 Turkish Liras,? Art Beat
Project Director Arhan Kayar said.
* H?rriyet Daily News reports that the Efes Pilsen Blues Festival, an
autumn fixture in Turkey?s concert calendar, will start Friday and
continue until Oct. 29 at venues around the country.
John Mooney, a representative of Mississippi blues music, will headline
the 22nd Efes Pilsen Blues festival, but the month-long event will also
feature, among others, Lucky Peterson, an American contemporary blues
musician who fuses soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll, as well as Rick
Estrin and his group the Nightcats.
This year?s festival will host 24 concerts in 20 different provinces.
?Within 21 years the festival has hosted 84 groups in Turkey,? said Emre
Topsakaloglu, Efes Turkey?s communications director.
?The festival has hosted 256 musicians and a total of 338 concerts have
taken place in Turkey thanks to the festival,? he dded.
The festival will visit the provinces of Adana, Hatay, Mersin, Kayseri,
Konya, Antalya, Denizli, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Trabzon, Ankara,
Eskisehir, Bursa, Balikesir, Istanbul, Edirne, ?anakkale and Izmir in
addition to northern Cyprus.
* According to the Hurriyet Daily News, huge demand for tickets to five
?Richard III? shows in Istanbul has spurred organizers to stage an encore
presentation of the sold-out show on Oct. 8 at 3 p.m.
?Richard III,? starring U.S. actor Kevin Spacey, staged its world
premiere in June in London to great acclaim.
* Hurriyet Daily News reports that a poetry festival will start in Mardin
The festival aims to increase the power of poetry, literature and art.
The initiative for the event, which is being led by American poet Michael
Rothenberg, will begin at the same time in European and Middle Eastern
countries. The aim of the festival is to show the world how it is possible
to live without discrimination.
The Turkish part of the festival will be coordinated by Firat Demir and
will occur simultaneously in Mardin and Istanbul and bring together the
country?s poets to convey messages of peace.
The panels in Mardin and Istanbul will begin with the commemoration of
Turkish poet Seyhan Er?z?elik, who died last month. The panels in Istanbul
will continue at the Akbank Art Center and feature Turkish poets such as
Mungan, M?ld?r, Keskin, Erg?len, Demir, Y?cel Kayiran, Enis Akin, Akif
Kurtulus, Elif Sofya, Anita Sezgener, S?reyyya Evren and Pelin ?zer.
* Organizers of the 48th International Golden Orange Film Festival, which
will run from Oct. 8 to 14, have announced the films that will compete in
the International Feature Film Competition, reports the Hurriyet Daily
* Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof?s ?Goodbye,?
* Moroccan director Leila Kilani?s ?On the Edge,?
* South Korean director Kyu-Hwan Jeon?s ?Dance Town,?
* Greek director Stathis Athanasiou?s ?Dos,?
* Hungarian Torok Ferenc?s ?Istanbul My Dream,?
* Romanian-origin French director Cornel Gheorghita?s ?Europolis,?
* Israeli Nadav Lapid?s ?Policeman,?
* Turkish-German director Yasemin Samdereli?s ?Welcome to Germany,?
* Polish director Bartosz Konopka?s ?Fear of Falling,? as well as
* ?Do Not Forget Me Istanbul? by seven directors ? Eric Nazarian, Stefan Arsen Ijevic, Omar Shargawi, Stergios Niziris, Aida Begic, Hany Abu-Assad and Josefina Markarian ?
will all compete for the prestigious award.
The films will be evaluated by a jury consisting of Dutch director Marleen Gorris, Iranian director and artist Niki Karimi, Georgian director Tamara Tatishvili, Cinema Writers Association member Asli Sel?uk and director and producer Buket Ilhan.
* The first Rome Turkish Film Festival, which is organized with the
contributions of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry and the Turkish
Embassy in Rome, started Wednesday night in the Italian capital.
Speaking at a press conference at the Casa del Cinema, Rome-based
Turkish director Ferzan ?zpetek, who is also the honorary chairman of the
event, said the festival had been one of his dream for a number of years.
The stars of the festival?s opening film, ?The Hunting Season", Sener
Sen and Cem Yilmaz, were also present at the opening.
Thirty films directed by Turkish directors will be shown during the
* Istanbul's Is Sanat Culture Center has released its 2011-2012 program,
reports the Hurriyet Daily News. The opening concert will take place on
Oct. 25 and will include Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra and Efe
The center aims to cover a rich schedule, including dance shows, jazz,
classical concerts, activities for children and poetry readings.
* Beyoglu Municipality is hosting the Istanbul International FICTS
Festival, a competition for sports-related films, reports the Anatolia
Speaking during a meeting prior to the festival?s kick-off Friday at
Mimar Sinan University?s Fine Arts Department, Beyoglu Mayor Ahmet Misbah
Demircan said sports were a significant component of culture.
Movies chosen in the competition will participate in the grand finale in
Milan together with the winners from 15 countries holding similar
contests. Demircan said the municipality could host FICTS? grand finale in
Some 75 movies applied for the competition, 25 of which passed the
preliminary elimination, FICTS festival Turkey coordinator Can Sara?oglu
said, adding that the festival?s jury included Osman Sinav, Serdar Akar,
Ugur I?bak and Emre Zeytinoglu.
* According to the Anatolia News Agency the Turkish State Theaters, which
will open the new season with the world premieres of 12 plays, are hoping
to reach 2 million viewers this year, according to the theaters? general
?Since theater is live, there is a very close and warm relation between
artists and viewers. But the number of our seats is insufficient when
compared to the world. Despite that, I hope we will reach 2 million
viewers this year,? State Theaters General Director Lemi Bilgin recently
told Anatolia news agency in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir.
Bilgin said they would open the new season in Diyarbakir in a new
theater building. ?We will open the curtain with a play by Tamer Levent.
We are here to view rehearsals and to overcome problems.?
The general director said there would be more than 30 plays in the new
season. ?There will be more plays by the end of the year. We have 100 new
productions. In our 60th anniversary, we had premieres for 60 new plays.
This year, we will have the world premiere for 12 plays. We have technical
and administrative staff in seven provinces.?
* Hurriyet Daily News reports that Tinariwen, a band from the Sahara
Desert region of northern Mali, took the stage at Istanbul?s Babylon on
The band of Tuareg musicians formed in refugee camps in Libya but
returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s. The group first started
to gain a following outside the Sahara region in 2001 with the release of
The Radio Tisdas Sessions and performances at the Festival au Desert in
Mali and at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Their popularity rose
internationally with the release of the critically acclaimed Aman Iman in
* Egypt will be the guest of honor at the 30th Istanbul Book Fair when the
huge event takes places between Nov. 12 and 20 at the T?YAP Fair and
Convention Center in Beylikd?z?. reports the Hurriyet Daily News.
As part of this year?s theme, Egypt?s literature and culture will be
promoted at its stand between Nov. 12 and 15.
Since November 1982 when the first book fair was held with the
participation of 28 publishers, the Istanbul Book Fair has brought
together millions of readers, writers, publishers, poets, editors,
scholars, translators, academics and other stakeholders in the industry to
produce a truly diverse representation of the sector in the country.
The Book Fairs Advisory Board, meanwhile, has chosen Ferit Edg? as the
writer of honor for the 30th anniversary event. Interviews and panel
discussions on the life and works of Edg? will be held throughout the
fair, in addition to an exhibition of his selected works and events from
The advisory board has declared this year?s theme to be ?Hope: Dream or
Reality?? and plans to host a number of renowned foreign writers with this
goal in mind.
The Book Fair will bring together close to 600 domestic and foreign
publishers and nongovernmental organizations and will be held concurrently
with ARTIST 2011, the 21st Istanbul Art Fair.
* Melis Alphan of Hurriyet Daily News reports that the 12th Istanbul
Biennial, organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts with the
sponsorship of Ko? Holding, is billed as one of the most important art
events of the year.
The event, titled ?Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial) 2011,? features
displays of artistic works from the Middle East.
This year, Istanbul Foundation for Culture received a grant of $50,000
from the Ford Foundation to support the participation of Arab artists.
* According to the Anatolia News Agency Sefika Kutluer will perform with
French Le Mans Orchestra at the openig concert. The second International
Sefika Kutluer Festival, which is organized in the name of Turkey?s famous
flute player Sefika Kutluer, kicks off Saturday with an opening concert by
the French Le Mans Symphony Orchestra.
The festival will take place at the Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum
in the Turkish capital, Ankara, and last through Oct. 27.
The world-renowned Swiss orchestra Lucerne Strings, the Russian Kremlin
Chamber Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Austrian Strauss
Ensemble are among the orchestras that will perform at the festival, which
will be closed with a concert by the European Union Chamber Orchestra.
Seven concerts will take place during the festival.
Further information about the festival can be found at
* According to the Hurriyet Daily News, the 18th Golden Film Festival is
continuing with screenings and various events in the southern province of
Adana. Already an international success, celebrated director Nuri Bilge
Ceylan?s film staged its Turkish premiere at the festival
The first International Golden Boll Film Symposium, which is being held
in conjunction with the 18th Golden Boll Film Festival, also kicked off
Wednesday at the Seyhan Hotel.
Symposium Chairman Professor Oguz Adanir said academics were pursuing
closer relations with the film sector both in Turkey and around the world.
?This is why the International Golden Boll Film Symposium is very
important. Academics and filmmakers here will be able to exchange views
and develop future projects.?
The Symposium will end Saturday with events such as the ?Special Forum
on Yilmaz G?ney? and the ?Present and Future of Turkish Film.? The
speeches presented during the Symposium will later be compiled in a book.
EXCHANGE RATE for the U.S. dollar in New Turkish Liras: 1.83
High and Low Temperatures in Degrees F, Weather
Ankara, in central Turkey: 77/52 Mostly Cloudy
Antalya, on the Mediterranean: 82/68 Partly Cloudy
Istanbul, in northwestern Turkey: 81/64 Mostly Sunny
Izmir, on the Aegean: 82/63 Mostly Sunny
Trabzon, on the Black Sea: 75/68 Heavy Showers
Van, in Eastern Turkey 70/48 Thunderstorms
Black Sea measured at Trabzon 75
Marmara Sea measured at Tekirdag 72
Aegean Sea measured at Izmir 77
Mediterranean Sea measured at Antalya 81
* Premiere League
* Results for week: 3
Fenerbahce - Manisa Sp 1 - 1
B. $ehir Bld. Sp - Ordu Sp 1 - 1
G. Antep Sp - Kayseri Sp 1 - 2
Karabuk Sp - G. Saray 1 - 1
Antalya Sp - Mersin Idman Yurdu 1 - 2
Eski$ehir Sp - G. Birligi 0 - 0
Ordu Sp - Ordu Sp 1 - 1
Bursa Sp - Be$iKta$ 1 - 2
Ankaragucu - Ordu Sp 1 - 2
In games played so far this weekend: 4
Kayseri Sp - Fenerbahce 0 - 1
Mersin Idman Yurdu - G. Antep Sp 2 - 0
Manisa Sp - B. $ehir Bld. Sp 0 - 2
Ordu Sp - Karabuk Sp 3 - 1
Standing in the league as of week ending 3
1 - Eski$ehir Sp 7
2 - Fenerbahce 7
3 - B. $ehir Bld. Sp 7
4 - Bursa Sp 6
5 - Be$iKta$ 6
6 - Antalya Sp 6
7 - Mersin Idman Yurdu 6
8 - G. Saray 4
9 - G. Birligi 4
10 - Karabuk Sp 4
11 - Ordu Sp 4
12 - Samsun Sp 4
13 - Kayseri Sp 3
14 - Sivas Sp 3
15 - Manisa Sp 2
16 - Trabzon Sp 2
17 - Ankaragucu 0
18 - G. Antep Sp 0
* Fenerbah?e?s female fans succeeded in removing the testosterone from the S?kr? Sara?oglu stands for one special night Tuesday with their rousing support during a 1-1 draw with Manisaspor in a groundbreaking Spor Toto Super League contest.
The Turkish Football Federation, or TFF?s, very own solution to tackling
crowd violence in domestic games produced a surprisingly positive outcome,
with 41,663 women and children filling the stands at Kadik?y?s S?kr?
Until last weekend, teams were forced to play silent matches behind
closed doors in punishment for crowd trouble in the form of negative
chants or throwing objects on the pitch. However, the TFF took the
peculiar step of opening the stadium?s doors to women and children under
the age of 12 in order to end the silent matches.
The decision was initially the topic of heated debate due to the notion
that inviting only women to the stadiums in ?punishment? could be
However, Tuesday?s match proved that such a punishment could be one of
the nicest things to happen to a club and produced some of the most
heartwarming photographs seen in Turkish football, which has been
dominated by a gripping match-fixing scandal since the beginning of July.
Fenerbah?e?s female fans, some accompanied by husbands or boyfriends,
lined up early Tuesday to obtain the free tickets. Further tickets were
released after the first 15,000 were given out. And when the kick-off time
came, the girls went in, and the boys were left out ? many of whom
continued to shout in support of their team from outside the ground.
It was unnecessary, however, since the 41,663 fans inside the ground
were already loud enough. Even though the noise was more of a collective
shout than the usual roar at the stadium and although the atmosphere was
more like a rock concert than a football match, the support was amazing.
?They don?t know many chants but they love to love,? Banu Yelkovan, one
of the most prominent female football writers in the country, said in
daily Radikal?s Wednesday edition. ?Sel?uk Sahin [one of the least
favorite figures among Fenerbah?e fans] probably got the biggest ovation
of his career.?
Feryal Pere, a devoted Fener fan, wrote in the Radikal: ?There were
50,000 canary chirps, 50,000 stories in the stadium. It was so beautiful.?
When Issiar Dia scored the goal to give Fenerbah?e the lead, he was
hailed in social media as ?the only man who can make 41,000 women happy.?
Naturally, then, the scorer of Manisaspor?s equalizer, ?mer Aysan, should
be the biggest heartbreaker.
In the last minute, Semih Sent?rk scored a goal, only to see the strike
disallowed for offside. The television replays showed he was onside,
however, but it did not matter a lot for the women at the stadium.
A Kanalt?rk reporter approached women after the game, only to find that
a few were not aware that the goal did not count.
?It was a good result,? one said to the reporter. ?It was 2-1 and we are
She was right. That match was nothing less than a victory. Not only for
Fener lovers, but also for fans of the beautiful game.
[Saat 18:30 and 19:30 'da iki kez okuyun]
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Turkish Film Poster Exhibit: Golden Age of Turkish Cinema
October 12, 7:00 pm, Pigott Hall, Room 113
Burcu Karahan- Richardson (Stanford University)
Film Screening: Turkish Pop Cinema (2005) & Tarkan vs. the Vikings (1971)
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September 17 - October 9
Renegade Turkish actor/filmmaker Yilmaz Guney (1931.84) created a cinema
that took key elements of Turkish and Kurdish outlaw folklore and merged
them into a hypnotic blend of Italian and Hollywood Westerns, Third World
cinema, and social realism. This series features eight of his films,
including the 1982 winner of the Palme d.Or at Cannes, Yol.
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Azeri Turkish classes: Check with the ACSNC center web pages for dates and times: http://acsnc.org/
All are welcome to attend and learn more about the rich and beautiful Azeri tongue.
16400 Lark Ave. Ste # 260
Los Gatos, CA 95032
*** Turkish Classical Music Chorus started practices again.
They are looking for singers and players of instruments
Join them on Friday evenings in San Jose
Please contact with Sema Oktay for the details.
Sema_Aksu_Oktay [at] yahoo [dot] com
TELL YOUR FRIENDS who might be interested joining the chorus.