2013 has been a year that brought global attention to Turkey's "others" as popular protests erupted throughout the country in early summer. But the mobilizations of the present moment both encapsulate and extend beyond Gezi Park. In this multi-disciplinary panel, four noted scholars will explore multiple facets of the summer Gezi protests; the Kurdish and the LGBT movements; and the broad possibilities, individually and collectively, of Turkey's pluralistic movements of resistance.
A public lecture by David Selim Sayers.
David Selim Sayers joined San Francisco State University in 2013 to set up the university’s brand new program in Turkish Studies. He has lectured and written on the Gezi Park protests of 2013, Turkish Islamic news media, as well as gender in Ottoman and Turkish literature. Between the years of 2000 and 2010, he produced and presented a TV show on CNN Turk, wrote a weekly column for the newspaper Sabah, and was a DJ at various Turkish radio stations and live venues. Sayers is a founding editor of the Journal of Turkish Literature, published by Syracuse University Press.