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The Symposium on Turkish Cypriots Atakan and Behaeddin at EMU

 

Atakan and Behaeddin at EMU

The Symposium on Turkish Cypriots that left their mark was held at EMU. Ahmet Vural Behaeddin, one of the first architects to realize the first modern houses in Cyprus, and Ali Atakan, who trained many painters, were the subjects of the symposium.

The Symposium on Turkish Cypriots that left their mark was held at EMU. Ahmet Vural Behaeddin, one of the first architects to realize the first modern houses in Cyprus, and Ali Atakan, who trained many painters, were the subjects of the symposium.

The 5th of the “Trace Turkish Cypriots Symposium" organized by the Eastern Mediterranean University Cyprus Studies Center every two years for values that contribute to the social, political and cultural life of the Turkish Cypriot people was held yesterday.

The symposium, which took place at EMU Faculty of Architecture and was held in 3 sessions after the opening ceremony, focused on Ahmet Vural Behaeddin, one of the first architects of the Turkish Cypriots who built the first modern houses on the island of Cyprus, and Ali Atakan, who is defined as the "teacher of the teachers" and trained many painters.

At the symposium, which aims to introduce Turkish Cypriot values to the society, to encourage research about them and to contribute to the creation of resources about these people, the lives and works of Behaeddin and Atakan and their contributions to the Turkish Cypriot community life were discussed.

Within the framework of the symposium, following the Ali Atakan exhibition opened the previous day, Ahmet Vural Behaeddin exhibition was opened in the Faculty of Architecture.

VALUABLE SESSIONS

EMU Rector Prof. Dr. In his speech at the opening of the symposium, Ufuk Taneri noted that EMU continues its leadership in academic life, with the value it attaches, in the field of culture and arts.

Stating that the values of the Turkish Cypriot community are the values of the entire Turkish world, Taneri expressed his belief that very valuable sessions will be held at the symposium.

EMU Faculty of Architecture Vice Dean Assoc. Dr. Naciye Doratlı stated that the symposium was very meaningful and that one of the values focused on this year is Architect Ahmet Vural Behaeddin.

WORKS LASTED FOR 6 MONTHS

EMU Cyprus Studies Center President Prof. Dr. Ülker Vancı Osam stated that they have been preparing for the symposium for 6 months in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture and stated that they aim to address the values that left their mark in the memory of the society at an academic level.

Osam stated that Architect Ahmet Vural Behaeddin made history as one of the first architects to realize modern houses in the island of Cyprus, and Ali Atakan raised many painters for the Turkish Cypriot art life.

Osam also stated that they held the 5th of the Symposium on Turkish Cypriots Who Left their Mark as a Center, they have organized 6 international congresses, many symposiums and panels so far, they have published 24 books, and the Journal of Cyprus Studies has reached its 34th issue.

 Access Date: 10/03/2021 

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