18 July at 21:00 Car story

Eftal Köklü, our esteemed member and Bodtum president, will add the story of the automobile to his “pan epistemic” (universal) contributions telling us about automobile history, the effect of automobile on modern social life, automobile culture, automobile as a cultural object and automobile in cinema. The talk is in Turkish.

Aydın Şimşek “The future of literature, the literature of the future”

This Sunday’s (Turkish) zoom presentation  “The future of literature, the literature of the future” will be performed by Mr. Aydın Şimşek who has an impressive background as a poet, writer and animator of literary platforms. 

Mehmet Çuhadar “Mysterious world of rugs”

In this presentation, H3A member archeologist Mehmet Çuhadar will take us in a journey to the mysterious world of carpets where everything about carpets shall be talked about : the world’s oldest carpets, Silk Road, Yoruk tents, Ottoman Empire Workshops, Renaissance Painters who painted Turkish carpets, to the most expensive carpets in the world. The presentation language is Turkish.

Mehmet Çuhadar graduated from Ankara University DTCF Classical Archeology Department and worked at Konya Archeology Museum and Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museum. Mehmet Çuhadar, who worked as an archaeologist in local and foreign excavations; He guided groups related to Archeology, Art and Faith Tourism. Mehmet Çuhadar, who has been interested in antique carpets and rugs since his youth, worked as a consultant for Carpet companies in Istanbul and Cappadocia. He gave conferences on Turkey at home and abroad, wrote guidebooks on Cappadocia and Konya regions. 

Mehmet Çuhadar currently works on the history and archeology of the region in Bodrum, where he lives.

Eftal Köklü “Far East trip notes and Photographs”

H3A member and BODTUM president Eftal Köklü, will present his notes and photographs of a 42-day trip, including seven stops in four Far Eastern countries, part of a cruise tour and a long stay – in Singapore – in January and February 2020.

Born in 1951 in Bursa, to a family immigrated to Turkey during the 1924 population exchange, Eftal Köklü graduated from Saint Joseph French Boys High School in 1970 and then from METU Civil Engineering department. As an engineer, manager, contractor and consultant, he took part in the management of various construction projects and companies, many of which were abroad (Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia). Eftal Köklü has been living in Bodrum Bitez for the last 9 years with his spouse Pharmacist Filiz Hanım and has a son and two grandchildren. The presentation is in Turkish but will contain interesting documentary pictures of the countries visited.

Mehmet Çuhadar “Faith Tourism in Turkey”

The Culture and Tourism Ministry has listed the 18 most popular faith tourism spots in Turkey in a promotional brochure, titled “Turkey, the Homeland of Faiths.”

In this presentation, Archaeologist Mehmet Çuhadar sheds light on the beliefs and religions that emerged or spread in Anatolia since the Neolithic age. He talks about magnificent temples, sacred shrines, the monuments of monotheistic religions in Turkey. He explains how this unique richness of beliefs is reflected in faith tourism in ancient times and today. 

Mehmet Çuhadar, who graduated from Ankara University DTCF Classical Archeology Department, has worked at Konya Archeology Museum and Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museums. Mehmet Çuhadar has written  several books about Konya and Cappadocia  and has given numerous lectures , about Turkey”s Cultural Heritage, domestically and abroad.