Panel Discussion Entitled: Turkish in the Balkans

The Department of Turkish Language Teaching at the Faculty of Education at International Balkan University is organizing a panel entitled “Turkish in the Balkans” focusing on the deep-rooted history of the Turkish language and its influence in the Balkans.


The eminent figure in Turkology and former President of the Turkish Language Association, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bican Ercilasun, will take us into the depths of Turkish with his speech titled “The Oldest Ages of the Turkish Language”, witnessing its journey from ancient times to the present day.


Retired Faculty Member of Hacettepe University’s Faculty of Literature, Prof. Dr. Bilge Ercilasun, will present her paper titled “Rumelia and Atatürk in Turkish Novels”, providing insights into the richness of Turkish in Rumelia and information about Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, whose roots trace back to the village of Kocac─▒k in North Macedonia.


Dr. Nuray Tamir will share her work titled “Studies on Rumelian Dialects in Turkey”, announcing the richness of Turkish in Rumelia and studies in this field.


Under the moderation of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aysun Demirez, a faculty member of the Department of Turkish Language Teaching at the International Balkan University; we invite you on an enchanting journey to hear and discover the deep-rooted history of Turkish and its impact in the Balkans.


We look forward to welcoming you to an event where we will spend a delightful day in the magical world of history, literature, and language.


­čôů Date: June 6, 2024  

ÔĆ░ Time: 11:00 AM  

­čôŹ Venue: Blue Amphi