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USA
Virginia - McLean
Date: May 01, 2016
Celebration: "23 Nisan" International Children’s Day Celebration
Place: Chesterbrook Elementary School McLean Virginia 1753 Kirby Rd, McLean, Virginia 22101
Information: http://www.atadc.org/Events.aspx?dhpId=1172

New York
Date: April 27 - July 24, 2016
Exhibition: Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs
Place: The Metropolitan Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10028-0198
Information: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/court-and-cosmos

Arkansas - Little Rock
Date: April 23, 2016
Festival: Turkish Food Festival 2016
Place: 1501 Market Street, Little Rock, AR 72211
Information: http://www.turkishfoodfest.com/

Texas - Austin
Date: April 23, 2016
Concert: Middle Eastern Ensemble with Ümit Şimşek
Place: The University of Texas at Austin, Bates Recital Hall
Information: http://ww4.austin.utexas.edu/bsomBridgeApp/calendar/details.aspx?id=32304
Ümit Şimşek is a recipient of the 2016 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship.

Washington D.C.
Date: April 23, 2016
Celebration: April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children's Day Ceremony
Place: Sheridan Circle, Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC
Information: http://www.ataturksociety.org/

Washington D.C.
Date: April 23, 2016
Festival: International Children's Festival
Place: Hardy Middle School, 1819 35th Street NW Washington, DC 20007
Information: http://vasington.be.mfa.gov.tr/

Washington D.C.
Date: April 19, 2016
Fashion Show: Fashion Show by famous Turkish designer Cemil Ipekci
Place: Turkish Embassy Residence
Information: http://vasington.be.mfa.gov.tr/Default.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/turkishembassy/

Washington D.C.
Date: April 15 - 29, 2016
Exhibition: Ara Guler "The Eye of Istanbul" Photo Exhibition and Film Screening
Place: Embassy of Turkey - 2525 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ara-guler-the-eye-of-istanbul-photo-exhibition-and-film-screening-tickets-24547390907

Washington D.C.
Date: April 11 - 14, 2016
Film Festival: The 1st Washington Dc Turkish Film Festival
Information: http://turkishfilmfest.com/2016/

North Carolina - Cary
Date: April 10, 2016
Festival: 8th Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival
Place: Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC 27513
Information: http://nazimhikmetpoetryfestival.org/index.php?id=3
This program is sponsored by a grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation.

New York
Date: April 08, 2016
Concert: Erkan Ogur & Ismail Hakki Demircioglu Concert
Place: DROM, 85 Avenue A, (between 5th St & 6th St), New York, NY 10009
Information: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1084873-erkan-ogur-ismail-hakki-new-york/

New York
Date: April 08, 2016
Opera: “Othello in the Seraglio: The Tragedy of Sümbül the Black Eunuch” by Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlikol
Place: National Sawdust
Information: http://nationalsawdust.org/event/dunya-presents-othello-in-the-seraglio/
Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlikol is a recipient of the 2012-2013 TCF Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art.

New York
Date: April 03, 2016
Concert: Makam New York presents "Mediterranean Crossings" as part of the 5th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop
Place: Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
Information: http://makamnewyork.org/events/concert-mediterranean-crossings/?utm_source=Makam+New+York&utm_campaign=bcec72766d-Mediterranean_Crossings3_7_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6c7337f710-bcec72766d-30989709&ct=t(Mediterranean_Crossings3_7_2016)&mc_cid=bcec7

Texas - Austin
Date: April 02, 2016
Concert: “Mozart alla Turca” Feat. Mansur Bildik
Place: University of Texas at Austin, Middle Eastern Studies, Texas Governors’ Room, UNB 3.116
Information: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/mes/events/event.php?id=40434
Mansur Bildik is a recipient of the 2016 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship.

Texas - Austin
Date: April 02, 2016
Workshop: “The Anatolian long-necked lute “saz”” by Mansur Bildik
Place: University of Texas at Austin, Middle Eastern Studies, CLA 1.302C
Information: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/mes/events/event.php?id=40434
Mansur Bildik is a recipient of the 2016 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship.

Massachusetts - Boston
Date: April 02, 2016
Documentary Film: "Istanbul Unveiled" A Travel Documentary Film by Serif Yenen
Place: Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Information: www.istanbulunveiled.com

New York
Date: April 01, 2016
World Premiere: Orchestra work “Harabat / The Intoxicated” by Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlikol
Place: Carnegie Hall
Information: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/4/1/0730/PM/American-Composers-Orchestra/
Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlikol is a recipient of the 2012-2013 TCF Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art.

New York
Date: April 01 - 30, 2016
Solo Exhibition: "A distance as close it can be" by Carol Szymanski
Place: Elga Wimmer PCC
Information: http://www.elgawimmer.com
Carol Szymanski is a recipient of the 2014 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship.

Texas - Austin
Date: March 31, 2016
Workshop: A Bağlama workshop for the University of Texas Middle Eastern Ensemble by Mansur Bildik
Place: University of Texas at Austin
Information: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/mes/index.php
Mansur Bildik is a recipient of the 2016 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship.

Massachusetts - Boston
Date: March 17 - April 23, 2016
Festival: 15th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival
Place: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Information: http://www.bostonturkishfilmfestival.org/

Ohio - Dayton
Date: March 12, 2016
Event: Teacher Workshop featuring Dr. Adil Baquirov, Member of the Dayton Board of Education, and area teachers who participated in the 2014-15 Teacher Study Tours.
Place: Ahiska Turkish American Center, 1306 East 5th Street, Dayton, OH
Information: http://www.wright.edu/ucie/dcowa/events/2016-03-12-tcf.html
This program is sponsored by TCF and organized as part of the "Spotlight on Turkey" national educational program in partnership with the World Affairs Councils of America.

California - Los Angeles
Date: March 11, 2016
Concert: Sertap Erener Concert
Place: Los Globos, 3040 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, California
Information: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1041591

Washington D.C.
Date: March 10, 2016
Film Screening: "A Struggle for Home: The Crimean Tatars" will be screened as part of the DC Independent Film Festival
Place: Carnegie Institute for Science, 1530 P Street NW, Washington, DC.
Information: http://dciff-indie.org/2016-documentaries/a-struggle-for-home/

Massachusetts - Medford
Date: March 09, 2016
Event: "Sema: A Ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes" accompanied by live music of Orkestra Marhaba
Place: Tufts University Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center
Information: http://as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter/events/calendar.htm

California - San Francisco
Date: March 06, 2016
Concert: Concert by Sertab Erener collaborated with Roxody Productions and Serdar Ilhan Productions
Place: Rickshow Stop - 155 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sertab-erener-concert-tickets-20099373768

New Mexico - Santa Fe
Date: March 05, 2016
Event: Teacher Workshop with Prof. John Dobson, Santa Fe Institute, Ottoman Empire to Modern Turkey and the Republic after Atatürk.
Place: Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Room, 6401 Richards Ave.
Information: http://www.sfcir.org/santa-fe-cir-teacher-tour-to-turkey-continues-for-a-seventh-year/
This program is sponsored by TCF and organized as part of the "Spotlight on Turkey" national educational program partnership with the World Affairs Councils of America.

Washington - Seattle
Date: March 05, 2016
Event: Teacher Workshop exploring Turkey’s history, culture and cuisine with Prof. Onur Bakıner and TCF Study Tour past participants.
Place: Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA
Information: https://www.world-affairs.org/programs/community-programs/calendar-of-events/reflections-from-turkey-exploring-politics-culture-and-cuisine/
This program is sponsored by TCF and organized as part of the "Spotlight on Turkey" national educational program in partnership with the World Affairs Councils of America.

New York
Date: March 03 - 04, 2016
Concert: Sertap Erener Concert
Place: DROM, 85 Avenue A, (between 5th St & 6th St), New York, NY 10009
Information: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1038719-sertab-erener-thursday-march-new-york/

Massachusetts - Cambridge
Date: March 01 - 02, 2016
Opera: Othello in the Seraglio: The Tragedy of Sümbül the Black Eunuch by Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol
Place: OBERON
Information: http://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/othello-seraglio-tragedy-s%C3%BCmb%C3%BCl-black-eunuch
Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol is a recipient of the 2013 TCF Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art.

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Date: February 13 - November 27, 2016
Exhibition: “The Golden Age of King Midas” exhibition of artifacts from the ancient site of Gordion
Place: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Information: http://www.penn.museum/information/press-room/press-releases/1009-treasures-from-turkey-to-be-featured-in-world-premiere-exhibition-at-the-penn-museum
This program is sponsored by a major grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation.

SWITZERLAND
Zurich
Date: March 16 - 22, 2016
Exhibition: Exhibition of Anatolian Kilims presented by Hisar Anadolu Destek Derneği
Place: Consulate General of Turkey in Zurich, Switzerland, Weibergstrasse 65, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
This program is sponsored by a grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Pardubice
Date: June 13 - 16, 2016
Presentation: "Sustainability of Natural Dyes Nowadays" by Dr. Recep Karadağ, TCF Cultural Heritage Preservation and Natural Dyes Laboratory-DATU, at the XXIV. International Congress “Federation of Associations of Textile Chemists and Colourations”
Place: University of Pardubice | Faculty of Chemical Technology
Information: http://ifatcc2016-pardubice.upce.cz/

AUSTRIA
Vienna
Date: March 15, 2016
Workshop: “Gemischt, Karışık, Mixed” Workshop with Mansur Bildik
Place: Kulturzentrum Spittelberg im Amerlinghaus
Information: http://www.amerlinghaus.at/index.htm
Mansur Bildik is a recipient of the 2016 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship.

CANADA
Toronto
Date: February 06 - June 26, 2016
Exhibition: A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now
Place: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1
Information: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/exhibitions/city-transformed-images-istanbul-then-and-now

GERMANY
Berlin
Date: April 18, 2016
Lecture: "Paintings and Albums in 18th-Century Istanbul and 21st-Century Berlin" by Amanda Phillips
Place: The Museum of Islamic Art, Pergamon Museum, Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Information: http://www.cornucopia.net/events/paintings-and-albums-in-18th-century-istanbul-and-21st-century-berlin/
Amanda Phillips is a recipient of the 2009-2010 TCF Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art.

Berlin
Date: April 01 - 10, 2016
Group Exhibition: "BUFFET D'ART"
Place: Meinblau Projektraum
Information: http://www.meinblau.de/en/preview.html
Ali Dolanbay is a recipient of the 2013 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship.

ITALY
Padua
Date: October 20 - 22, 2016
Presentation: “Characterization of 19th Century Istanbul Kandilli Yazmas (hand painted textiles)” by Dr. Recep Karadağ, TCF Cultural Heritage Preservation and Natural Dyes Laboratory-DATU, at the Textiles and Dyes in the Mediterranean Economy and society, VI. Purpureae Vestes International Symposium
Place: National Museum of Altinum (Museo Nazionale Altinate)
Information: http://purpureaevestes.weebly.com/

Pisa
Date: October 05 - 08, 2016
Presentation: “Turkey Red“ by Dr. Recep Karadağ, TCF Cultural Heritage Preservation and Natural Dyes Laboratory-DATU, at the Dyes in History and Archaeology 35
Place: Auditorium of the Polo Piagge Università di Pisa
Information: http://www.scich.it/dha35/

Roma
Date: April 19 - May 03, 2016
Exhibition: Paul Veysseyre: Turkey – The Eye of the Traveller
Place: L'Argonauta – Libri per Viaggiare, Via Reggio Emilia 89, 00198 ROMA (near Porta Pia)
Information: http://www.cornucopia.net/events/turchia-locchio-viaggiatore-di-paul-veysseyre/

Rome
Date: December 11, 2015 - April 30, 2016
Group Exhibition: "Istanbul: Passion, Joy, Fury"
Place: MAXXI- National Museum of the 21st Century Arts
Information: http://www.fondazionemaxxi.it/en/events/istanbul-passione-gioia-furore/
Pınar Öğrenci is a recipient of the 2015 TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship.

POLAND
Warsaw
Date: September 21 - 23, 2016
Congress: The Fourth International Congress of Turkology "Turkic Peoples Through the Ages and Lands…"
Place: “Stary BUW” (Old Library of the University of Warsaw), ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Warsaw
Information: www.orient.uw.edu.pl/congress_of_turkology.html

TURKEY
Istanbul
Date: May 26, 2016
TCF Istanbul Lecture Series: "Birinci Dünya Savaşı Döneminde Osmanlının Tarihi Eserleri Koruma Gayretleri" by Prof. Dr. Fatma Ürekli
Information: http://www.turkishculturalfoundation.org/lectures.php?ID=1
Seminar will be in Turkish.

Istanbul
Date: May 24, 2016
Lecture: "Disremembering the Ottoman Past: Problems of Turkish Film Historiography" by Nezih Erdoğan
Place: Sismanoglio Megaro, Istiklal Caddesi No 60, 34433, Galatasaray-Beyoglu, Istanbul
Information: http://www.mfa.gr/turkey

Istanbul
Date: May 24, 2016
Lecture: "Reflections of Asio Minor in Greek Cinema" by Yannis Papadopoulos
Place: Sismanoglio Megaro, Istiklal Caddesi No 60, 34433, Galatasaray-Beyoglu, Istanbul
Information: http://www.mfa.gr/turkey

Edirne
Date: May 23 - 27, 2016
Presentation: “TCF Cultural Heritage Preservation and Natural Dyes Laboratory-DATU“ by Dr. Recep Karadağ, TCF Cultural Heritage Preservation and Natural Dyes Laboratory-DATU, at the Republic of Turkey Minister of Culture and Tourism, International Research Excavation and Archaeometry Congress
Place: Trakya University | Balkan Congress Centre
Information: http://www.kultur.gov.tr/

Konya
Date: May 12 - 14, 2016
Presentation: “Non-Destructive and Micro-Analytical Methods in the Restoration of Textile Cultural Heritage“ by Dr. Recep Karadağ, TCF Cultural Heritage Preservation and Natural Dyes Laboratory-DATU, at the VI. International Turkic Art, History and Folklore Congress/Art Activities
Place: Selçuk University | Congress Centre
Information: https://www.selcuk.edu.tr/dosyalar/files/206/VI_KonyaBro%C5%9F%C3%BCr(3).pdf

Izmir
Date: May 06 - 08, 2016
Cultural Tour: TCF-Culinary Arts Center Presents: “Exploring the Culinary Culture of the Aegean Region” with Asst. Prof. Ahmet Uhri
Information: http://www.yemeksanatlari.org/en/upcoming-events.htm

Istanbul
Date: April 28, 2016
Talk: "The Sea Walls of Istanbul and Proposals for Their Preservation" by Nisa Semiz
Place: Istanbul Research Institute
Information: http://en.iae.org.tr/Event-Detail/The-Sea-Walls-of-Istanbul-and-Proposals-for-Their-Preservation-Nisa-Semiz/73

Istanbul
Date: April 21, 2016
TCF-YESAM Lecture: “Artists Tables“ by Sevim Gökyıldız
Place: YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Cağaloğlu, İstanbul
Contact: Banu Özden, 0212 522 2800, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Information: http://www.yemeksanatlari.org/en/upcoming-events.htm
Seminar will be in Turkish.

Istanbul
Date: April 19, 2016
Lecture: "Fin de siecle Alexandria: Histories, Memories and Literary Representations" by Ourania Polycandrioti
Place: Sismanoglio Megaro, Istiklal Caddesi No 60, 34433, Galatasaray-Beyoglu, Istanbul
Information: http://www.mfa.gr/turkey

Istanbul
Date: April 19, 2016
Lecture: "Remembering Late Ottoman Beirut: Reminiscences and Histories" by Malek Sharif
Place: Sismanoglio Megaro, Istiklal Caddesi No 60, 34433, Galatasaray-Beyoglu, Istanbul
Information: http://www.mfa.gr/turkey

Istanbul
Date: April 16, 2016 3:00 pm
Documentary Film: “Tables of Istanbul / Sofra Sofra Istanbul” documentary film screening by Dr.Zeynep Kılıç of Alaska University
Place: YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Cağaloğlu, İstanbul
Contact: Banu Özden, 0212 522 2800, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
This program is sponsored by a major grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation.

Istanbul
Date: April 12, 2016
TCF Istanbul Lecture Series: "An impressive probate inventory of 1588: antiquarianism and collecting in the Ottoman world" by Prof. Dr. Tülay Artan
Information: http://www.turkishculturalfoundation.org/lectures.php?ID=1
Seminar will be in English.

Istanbul
Date: April 07, 2016
TCF-YESAM Lecture: "Culinary Aspects of Olive Oil" by Dr. Zeynep Delen Nircan
Place: YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Cağaloğlu, İstanbul
Contact: Banu Özden, 0212 522 2800, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Information: http://www.yemeksanatlari.org/en/upcoming-events.htm
Seminar will be in English.

Istanbul
Date: April 07 - 17, 2016
Film Festival: The 35th Istanbul Film Festival
Place: http://film.iksv.org/en/program
Information: http://film.iksv.org/en/program

Istanbul
Date: April 07 - 29, 2016
Exhibition: “Unutmanın Değil Hatırlamanın Zamanı / Time To Remember But Not To Forget" Postcards of Turkish-Armenian history
Place: Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center
Information: http://www.msgsu.edu.tr/#gallery_modal_707

Istanbul
Date: March 31, 2016
Talk: "The Image of Mimar Sinan in Today’s Popular Culture" by Asst. Prof. Aysun Aydın Öksüz
Place: Istanbul Research Institute
Information: http://en.iae.org.tr/Event-Detail/The-Image-of-Mimar-Sinan-in-Today%E2%80%99s-Popular-Culture-Asst-Prof-Aysun-Aydin-Oksuz/66

Istanbul
Date: March 15, 2016
Lecture: ""The New Town is beautiful". Iconography of the Hamidiye district in Thessaloniki (1885-1912)" by Vassilios Colonas
Place: Sismanoglio Megaro, Istiklal Caddesi No 60, 34433, Galatasaray-Beyoglu, Istanbul
Information: http://www.mfa.gr/turkey

Istanbul
Date: March 15, 2016
Lecture: "The Memoirs of Dr. Meir Yoel: An Autobiographical Account on Social Change in Ottoman Salonica at the Turn of the 20th Century" by Rena Molho
Place: Sismanoglio Megaro, Istiklal Caddesi No 60, 34433, Galatasaray-Beyoglu, Istanbul
Information: http://www.mfa.gr/turkey

Istanbul
Date: March 09, 2016
TCF-YESAM Lecture: "Anatolian Cuisine through the Eyes of the Itinerants" by M.Bülent Varlık
Place: YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Cağaloğlu, İstanbul
Contact: Banu Özden, 0212 522 2800, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Information: http://www.yemeksanatlari.org/en/upcoming-events.htm
Seminar will be in English.

Istanbul
Date: March 03, 2016
TCF Istanbul Lecture Series: "Archaeology, technology, and sustainability: Approaches to the past in the Gediz Valley, western Turkey" by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chris Roosevelt
Information: http://www.turkishculturalfoundation.org/lectures.php?ID=1
Seminar will be in English.

Istanbul
Date: February 16 - April 28, 2016
Exhibition: The Şişli Mosque - An Ottoman Building in the Early Republican Era
Place: Istanbul Research Institute
Information: http://en.iae.org.tr/Exhibition/The-Sisli-Mosque/194

Istanbul
Date: January 20 - March 29, 2016
Group Exhibition: "ART 7/24 Vol. 4"
Place: ARMAGGAN Art & Design Gallery
Information: http://www.armaggangallery.com/en/upcoming-exhibition.html

Izmir
Date: December 11, 2015 - March 20, 2016
Exhibition: Testimony of Anatolian Antiquity, Muharrem Kayhan Collection
Place: Arkas Art Center, Izmir
Information: www.arkassanatmerkezi.com