Experts on subjects ranging from the press to the economy, from politics to the arts, from diplomacy to defense and from history to law spoke freely at our Foundation before a distinguished audience in a warm atmosphere. The country's problems were debated; solutions and recommendations were made.
Our Foundation, which is proud to bring together enlightened people from every view in Turkey's heritage, is continuing the Dialogue Platform meetings that are attracting more interest and taking place on a broader spectrum every week. Our guests ranged from Altemur Kilic to Ilhan Kesici, from Ege Cansen to Nail Gureli, from Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu to Mustafa Miyasoglu, from Gultekin Cizgen to Etyen Mahcupyan and Cenk Koray, from Izzet Sedes and Oktay Eksi to Gulay Gokturk and Cuneyt Ulsever, including Huseyin and Husrev Hatemi – all of whom gave talks to our friends.
A few of the distinguished people who honored our Foundation in 1999:
Izzet Sedes Our Media and Anecdotes
Ekmelettin Ihsanoglu The Ottoman Reality in the 700th Anniversary of its Founding
Husrev Hatemi Turkish Poetry from Yunus to Today
Gulay Gokturk The APO Event; The Kurdish Problem from the Perspective of a Globalizing World
Ismail Kara History and Superstition
Altemur Kilic Turkish Identity and Turkish Nationalism
Cuneyt Ulsever Media-Politics-Manipulation
Oktay Eksi Elections and the Media
Nail Gureli The Media and Politic's Place
Mustafa Miyasoglu The Turkish Novel
Gultekin Cizgen Science and Art During the Ottoman Period (Slides)
Huseyin Hatemi Freedom of Belief and Its Limits
Etyen Mahcupyan What's Going to Happen to This Country's Situation?
Cenk Koray God and Man
Ilhan Kesici Turkey in the 21st Century
Ege Cansen The Chemistry of Economic Development
Ahmet Selcuk Ilhan Poetry and Love
Prof. Cemal Kafadar Understanding the Ottomans