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The Iranian and Turkic Peoples in History: A Symbiotic Relationship

After a long period of Covid-19 restrictions, we are happy to invite you to our face-to-face program!

ILEM Istanbul Talks continue with its 9th program. We will host Richard Foltz at ILEM Terrace Hall, with his talk on “The Iranian and Turkic Peoples in History: A Symbiotic Relationship” which will be moderated by Hüseyin Gökalp.

Iranian and Turkic peoples have been engaged in a symbiotic relationship for over two thousand years. For much of that time, Iranians were associated with the settled societies of the Eurasian land routes known as the Silk Road, while Turks were known as pastoral nomads who could form powerful confederations of mounted warriors. In many ways these two sociologically different groups depended upon each other, as expressed in the Turkic proverb, “Tatsız Türk bolmas; başsız börk bolmas” – “You won't find a Turk without an Iranian, or a hat without a head”. Moreover, with the waning of Iranian political power after the 10th century, it was successive Turkic dynasties that preserved, promoted and disseminated Iranian high culture through literature, the arts, administration, and court protocol.

Featured Speaker

Richard Foltz

Richard Foltz is currently a professor and the Founding Director of the Centre for Iranian Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. A specialist in Iranian Studies, his research also focuses on the relationship between religion and nature, and on Muslim civilizations in general. Previously, he has taught at several universities as Kuwait, Brown, Columbia, and Florida and has lectured extensively in both America and the Middle East. After completing his BA and MA in the University of Utah, he got a Ph.D. degree in Middle Eastern History from Harvard University. He has published twelve books and over one hundred articles, and his work has appeared in over a dozen languages, most recently his published works include; The Ossetes: Modern-Day Scythians of the Caucasus (2022), A History of the Tajiks: Iranians of the East (2019), Iran in World History (2016). He also has ground-breaking works on environmental ethics and animal rights. Additionally, is the recipient of several scholarships and awards.

Hüseyin Gökalp

Hüseyin Gökalp is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Islamic Studies at Selçuk University in Konya. After being graduated from Marmara University Theology Faculty, he received an MA degree from Selçuk University in the field of Islamic history and a Ph.D. degree from Necmettin Erbakan University in the same field. Being a specialist in siyer (prophetic history) and Islamic history, he has many academic works including published books and journal articles. Some of his publications include Paul and Early Christianity (2019), Irak’ın Fethi ve İslamlaşma Süreci (2021), and İran Tarihi (2022) which he translated from Richard Foltz.

Contact: For questions about the program, send an email to foreignrelations@ilem.org.tr

*This event will be available in English.

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Program

Uzun süren Covid-19 kısıtlamalarının ardından sizleri yüz yüze programımıza davet etmekten mutluluk duyuyoruz!

ILEM Istanbul Talks’un bu dokuzuncu serisinde Richard Foltz, Hüseyin Gökalp moderatörlüğünde “The Iranian and Turkic Peoples in History: A Symbiotic Relationship” konusu üzerine konuşacak.

İran ve Türk halkları iki bin yılı aşkın bir süredir simbiyotik bir ilişki içindedir. Tarih boyunca İranlılar, İpek Yolu olarak bilinen Avrasya kara yollarının yerleşik toplumlarıyla ilişkilendirilirken; Türkler, güçlü atlı savaşçı konfederasyonları oluşturabilen göçebeler olarak ifade edilmiştir. Sosyolojik olarak farklı bu iki grup birçok yönden birbirine bağlıydı, Türk atasözü “Tatsız (İransız) Türk bolmas; başsız börk bolmas”. Bunun yanında X. yüzyıldan sonra İran siyasi gücünün zayıflamasıyla birlikte, İran yüksek kültürünü edebiyat, sanat, yönetim ve mahkeme protokolü aracılığıyla koruyan, ilerleten ve yayan yine Türk hanedanları olmuştur.

*Program dili İngilizcedir.

 

Tarih Başlangıç Bitiş Yer
28 Mayıs 2022 14:00 16:00 İLEM