Saturday, January 7, 2012

The poet's lecture: Murathan Mungan lectures in BDP Political Academy!

Poet and author Murathan Mungan will begin lecturing in BDP [Barış ve Demokrasi Partisi, Peace and Democracy Party] Political Academy. Mungan announced the title of his lecture series, which will be inaugurated at BDP headquarters in Ankara at 2pm on January 28, 2012: "Ways of Making a Mark on History: Activating History Through Narratives."

Among the figures who have given lectures at the Academy are the academic Büşra Ersanlı and the publishers Ragıp Zarakolu and Deniz Zarakolu, known for their struggle for freedom of thought and publication. Following their arrest on charges of membership in KCK, some academics substituted for them, lecturing in the academy as a reaction to their detainment.

It is rumored that Sırrı Süreyya Önder and Yıldırım Türker will be among the faces seen at the BDP Political Academy.

Translated by Pelin Basci from the Turkish original that appeared on Sabit Fikir online journal.

Access January 6, 2012.