International KIBATEK Cyprus Turkish Literature and Litterateurs Symposium Was Held

 “IV. International KIBATEK Cyprus Turkish Literature and Litterateurs" Symposium was held on 7-8 November 2022 at Marmara University Göztepe Campus.

Marmara University Turkic Studies Institute Director Okan Yeşilot said “We are honored to host this event, which is accepted as a "national cause" by Marmara University. We hope that this meeting will contribute to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus taking the place it deserves in the international community. On this occasion, we would like to thank the President of the TRNC, Ersin Tatar, who supported to hold this symposium, Marmara University Rector Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt, KIBATEK Turkey President Metin Turan, Cyprus Turkish Cultural Association President Dr. Ahmet Zeki Bulunç, Cultural Advisor to the Presidency of the TRNC Prof. Dr. Oğuz Karakartal, KIBATEK Foundation Honorary President İsmail Bozkurt and our lecturers who presented papers.”

In the opening conference, Prof. Dr. Grazyna Zajac talked about the Turkish Cypriot Literature course she taught at the Jagiellonian University and gave examples of the materials she used in her presentation titled "Teaching the Turkish Cypriot Literature Course at the Polish Jagiellonian University".

International KIBATEK Cyprus Turkish Literature and Litterateurs Symposium was held simultaneously in the İbrahim Üzümcü Conference Hall and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Conference Hall. Turkish Cypriot children's literature, Turkish Cypriot theatre, Turkish Cypriot novels, poems and fairy tales, novels of Cypriot writer İsmail Bozkurt, literary elements in Turkish Cypriot radio and newspapers, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and Turkish Cypriot contemporary literature teaching in Turkish Cypriot Literature issues were discussed in the symposium, which 64 academicians and researchers attended.