Category: Workshops Ottoman Lands In the Century After the Empire Collapse

January 30, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Knox College
59 St. George St
Toronto, ON M5S 2E6

Knox College
59 St. George St
M5S 2E6

This workshop seeks to explore the historical and contemporary aftermath of those regions ruled for more than 500 years by the Ottoman Turks. Depending on participant interest, and against the background of colonialism, nationalism and today's events, the facilitators will choose perhaps four regions for an in-depth study. These may include Turkey, Iraq/Syria, Egypt, Greece, the Balkans and Saudi Arabia.


Ragip Yergin, (416-792-1665) After a 30-year career in banking and insurance in Turkey, Ragip came to Toronto in 2014. He has led courses on his hometown of Istanbul and has set foot on almost every street of that city.

Rick Guisso, ( 416-762-1341), has facilitated a number of previous workshops on East Asia in the Academy, and after a lengthy vacation in Turkey, his interest in history and current affairs has led him to this fascinating part of the world.

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