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Cemal Kafadar receives Turkey’s Presidential Grand Award in Culture and Arts

January 24, 2011

CMES Professor Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, was one of three recipients of Turkey’s 2010 Presidential Grand Awards in Culture and Arts. In a ceremony at the Çankaya Presidential Palace on December 15, 2010, Turkish President Abdullah Gül presented Professor Kafadar with the award for his work in history. The two other recipients were Ergin İnan, for painting, and the Istanbul Modern Arts Museum.

Turkey’s Presidential Culture...

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“The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City”

April 29, 2010

CMES Associate Susan G. Miller is co-editor of a new book published by the Aga Khan Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Contributors to the volume include William Granara, Professor of the Practice of Arabic at CMES, and CMES graduates Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Karen Leal, and Emily Gottreich.

Entitled “The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City,” the book contains 50 color photographs and illustrations and is available from Harvard University...

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Ekin Tusalp Offered Koç University Fellowship

April 22, 2010

CMES congratulates Ekin Tusalp, who has been offered a Junior Residential Fellowship at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations. The 9-month fellowship is for study on her dissertation, “'The Kings of the State of Meaning and Discourse': Ottoman Scribal Service in the late 17th century.” The RCAC fellowship is awarded to 10 PhD candidates per year, who are expected to devote themselves full time to their research, and to give 2 lectures on their work during their stay in Istanbul. Ekin is a PhD student in the joint Middle Eastern...

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CMES in the Media: Lenore Martin in Middle East Progress

April 18, 2008

Lenore Martin writes on Turkey's Constitutional Crisis on March 31, 2008 for Middle East Progress.

Turkey’s Constitutional Crisis—From Lose-Lose to Win-Win
By Lenore G. Martin, professor of political science, Emmanuel College; associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. Original Commentary for Middle East Bulletin.
posted on 04/14/08


The March 31, 2008 decision of Turkey’s Constitutional Court to hear a case...

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CMES in the Media: Lenore Martin in Boston Globe

November 2, 2007

Lenore Martin discusses the relationship between Turkey, Iraqi Kurds, and the United States in the August 30, 2007 edition of the Boston Globe. Read the full op-ed The Missing Player in Gulf Security on boston.com.

By Lenore G. Martin | August 30, 2007

THE BUSH administration recently proposed to sell $20 billion in sophisticated weaponry to the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. This move spotlights the need for allied support...

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Hrant Dink Memorial Concert Feb. 16

February 12, 2007

On Friday, February 16 Armenian-Turkish musician Arto Tunçboyaciyan will perform a concert in honor of slain Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink. The concert has been organized by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in the hopes that the message of Arto's music will encourage reflection on the life of a great man. The concert will take place in Paine Hall at 8:00 p.m.. Entrance is free of charge.

Hrant Dink was murdered on Friday, January 19 outside of his office in Istanbul. Dink was a journalist and a champion of free speech in Turkey. He also encouraged understanding between...

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CMES Associate, Lenore Martin, publishes piece in Washington Post

December 10, 2006

Lenore Martin, a Research Associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard, recently published an article entitled "Turkey's Iraq Problem" in The Washington Post.

The article begins:

"Although the world is paying more attention to Hezbollah and the Iraq insurgency, there's another guerrilla group that poses a severe threat to the stability of the Middle East.

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), operating from havens in northern Iraq, has been attacking Turkish security forces in...

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