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The Board of the Leeds University Union Turkish Society

  • President: Adem Ince

  • General Secretary: Adem Zengin

  • Treasurer: Eyüp Yildirir

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Leeds University Union Turkish Society is open to everyone interested in Turkey and its people, and it defines itself as a volunteer based, non-govermental, non-political initiative aiming at promoting cultural and social activities, and encouraging participation and interaction.

Mission: Representing and presenting the Turkish culture and Turkey in Leeds by organising cultural events, fairs, film nights, language courses, academic discussions, trips, brunches, dinners and other social activities. Turkish Society intends to bring people coming from different cultures together without having any prejudice and discrimination, as beautifully explained in one of the poems of the Turkish poet Yunus Emre, which reads “Come, let us all be friends for once, Let us make life easy on us, Let us be lovers and loved ones”.

Vision: Establishing strong links between Turkish, British and other communities existing in Leeds. Supporting unity, collaboration and peaceful relationship between all people, without considering who they are, where they are from, what they are.

Events History (2013-14 Academic Year)

  • 1 May 2013, International Workers’ Day, Documentary Screening in the Union
  • 8 May 2013, Film Night in the Light, Iron Man
  • 19 May 2013, Youth Day and the Remembrance of Ataturk, Film Screening, Mustafa by Can Dündar
  • 12 June 2013, Panel, the discussion of the Gezi Park demonstrations
  • 16 June 2013, Bradford Festival Event, Turkish Classical Music by the Caspian Waves
  • 9 August 2013, Eidu’l-Fitr Celebration (Ramazan Bayrami)
  • 14 August 2013, Film Night in the Light, The Conjuring
  • 17 August 2013, Charity collection for Syria, Tesco Roundhay
  • 5 October 2013, Welcome Brunch in Coffee Duran
  • 18 October 2013, Eidu’l-Adha Celebration with the live music performance of the Caspian Waves (Kurban Bayrami)
  • 29 October 2013, The Celebration of Turkey's Republic Day with Fazil Acar’s live oud performance in Red Sea Rastaurant
  • 17 November 2013, Turkish Breakfast in Coffee Duran
  • 20 November 2013, Film Night in the Light, The Gravity
  • 10 February 2014, Turkish Cultural Corner in the Union
  • 16 February 2014, Champions League Match Event, Galatasaray-Chelsea in the Park Row
  • 8 March 2014, Turkish Breakfast in Coffee Duran
  • 15 March 2014, Film Screening in the Union, The Butterfly’s Dream by Yilmaz Erdogan
  • We have also had two sessions of Turkish classes run by Eyüp Yildirir

Events History (2012-13 Academic Year):

  • Weekend Turkish Courses, Saturdays, at LLA, at 10.00-12.00 or 15.00-17.00.

  • 6 October 2012, Saturday, Welcome Brunch, at LLA, at 11 am.

  • 27 October 2012, Saturday, Kurban Bayrami, at LLA, at 12 noon.

  • 24 November 2012, Sunday, Tree Planting in Wakefield, meet at 12.30 pm at Parkinson Steps.

  • 29 November 2012, Thursday, Noah's Pudding, Union Foyer Area, at 11.30 am.

  • 15 December 2012, Saturday, London Trip.

  • 3 February 2013, Sunday, Book Discussions: Nutuk (M.K.Ataturk), Parkinson B22, at 13.00pm.

  • 11 February 2013, Wednesday, Movie Night: Fetih 1453, Union common room, at 8.00pm-11.00pm.

  • 14 February 2013, Thursday, Turkish Cultural Corner, Union Foyer Area, at 11. 00 am-14.30pm.

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