Istanbul Cultural Center is greatly saddened by the car bombings in Reyhanli, Turkey on May 11, 2013. We are disturbed by and condemn these radical actions that caused the death of 51 and injured over a hundred more. Our thoughts and prayers are with victims of these events as well as their families.
If you would like to know more about the tragic events in Reyhanli, please visit the following link:
Istanbul Cultural Center deeply saddened by Boston Marathon bombing.
We condemn the outrageous and shocking bombings at Boston Marathon. We are deeply saddened at this grave tragedy and at the loss of lives of innocent people. Our prayers and hearts are with the victims of this tragic event and their families.
GRAND OPENING was a great success! We had a great time on Feb 25, 2013 at the Grand Opening. Everyone enjoyed Turkish Cuisine, Traditional Turkish Art Performance and Special Live Music Performance
DSS: Role of Turkey in Promoting Global Peace
Peace Valley Foundation and Turkish Student Association organized Distinguished Speaker Series at the Ferguson Center, Room 309 at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Topic was "Role of Turkey in Promoting Global Peace"
Speaker: Dr. James Bowley; Professor of Religious Studies at Millsaps College
Master of Ceremony: Dr. İbrahim Çemen; Chair and Professor at Dept. of Geological Sciences
Distinguished Speaker Series - Tuscaloosa
DSS - Distinguished Speaker Series - Tuscaloosa
Peace Valley Foundation and Turkish Student Association organized Distinguished Speaker Series at the Universty of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Topic was "Turkey and the Ottoman Empire in European History"
2nd Annual Turkish American Day at the Alabama Capitol
Montgomery (February 23, 2012) – The 2nd Annual Turkish American Day at the Alabama Capitol took place at the Alabama State Capitol Building on Thursday, February 23rd 2012 from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. This unique program – free and open to the public - introduced Alabama Senators, Representatives, staff and the community to Turkish culture through fabulous food, fun, Turkish Music performance and cultural exhibitions.
Turkish Tea Night
Peace Valley Foundation and Turkish Student Organization organized Turkish Tea Night at University of South Alabama. There were live demonstration and video about how to
prepare Turkish Hot Tea. At the end of the night, guests tasted Turkish Hot Tea and enjoyed traditional Turkish Baklava & Delight.
DSS Mobile (Distinguished Speaker Series)
Delegation from Turkey visited UAB
As part of a trip that is organized by Istanbul Center, Peace Valley Foundation and Turkish American Chamber of Commerce, Southeast, a Turkish delegation including three governors, Mr. Nurullah Cakir from Corum, Mr. Abdulkadir Demir from Denizli, Mr. Mvlut Bilici from Kayseri and two high government officials, executive directors of Istanbul Center and Peace Valley Foundation visited University of Alabama at Birmingham. Governors invited UAB president Carol Garrison and provost Linda Lucas to Turkey to improve bidirectional academic relationships.
UAB President Carol Z. Garrison Hosted a dinner
UAB president Carol Z. Garrison hosted a dinner for the honor of Dr. Adnan Cinal, Expert Counselor of Health, Turkey, Mehmet Selim Uslu, Economic Attache of Turkey. During this dinner Peace Valley Foundation executive director Umit Gunebir presented caligraphy artworks to UAB and President Garrison for UAB's initiative in developing academic and cultural relationships with Turkey.