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.

Osman Menteşe “Olive and Olive Oil”

Our presentation entitled “ Olive and Olive Oil ” will be made by our member Osman Menteşe, one of the leading olive oil producers in the region. In this presentation, Osman Bey will discuss the following issues (in Turkish):

  1. The Importance of Olive Oil for Health
    2. Which Olive Oil
    3. What does Early Harvest Cold Press mean
    4. What should be considered in Olive Growing and Olive Oil Production?
    5 What should be considered when buying olive oil.
    6.How to use olive oil
    7.How to store olive oil
    8. Olive varieties for oil, for food
    9 Olive varieties of the region
    The 40 minutes presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. 

    Osman Menteşe was born in 1946 in Milas. He lived in Istanbul and studied Economics and Management. He worked as a manager in foreign pharmaceutical companies in the private sector. After retiring in 1998, he came to his ancestral land and cultivated cotton, wheat and olives on his land. But the place of olives in his life is special. He sees the olive tree as a sacred plant that connects to people.

Mehmet Çuhadar “Anatolian Civilizations”

Our next zoom presentation will be made by Archaeologist Mehmet Çuhadar, who has made important contributions to the H3A presentation and excursion programs. In this presentation, Mr. Mehmet will tell the story of Anatolian civilizations from the Neolithic age to the late Roman period using abundant visuals. Language will be Turkish.
 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Semiramis Yağcıoğlu “Siyah Orfe ve Karnaval”

Our next zoom presentation will be performed by  Linguist Pr. Dr. Semiramis Yağcıoğlu. Semiramis hanım will analyze the legendary “Black Orpheus” movie by Marcel Camus in 1959. Before the presentation, you can watch the movie from the link above. The presentation will be in Turkish.

 https://youtu.be/M2WwjUcV-7U  

With his movie “Black Orpheus”, the director MarcelCamus won the Golden Palm (1959), the Oscar for the Best foreign language film  (1960) and the Golden globe  for Best Foreign Language Film (1960). This film, which is a co-production of France, Brazil and Italy, takes its subject from a theater play inspired by Greek Mythology. Director Camus is also the author of the script of the film together with J. Viot. The French director, who passed away at the age of seventy in 1982, also directed movies and TV series.

Hakki Üzel BEETHOVEN

On Sunday, 21 February 2021 at 16:00, you are all invited to Mr. Hakki Üzel’s “BEETHOVEN” Zoom presentation (meeting id 899 3618 7692,  password 660782)

We shall celebrate with you, Beethoven’s 250th birthday, albeit a year late. In the presentation, Hakki bey will examine the content of Beethoven’s works and his time phases as well as the historical events affecting the musician`s work.. The presentation in Turkish will include plenty of audio visuals.