Time: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm

Date: April 22, 2014

Location: Founders Room, SIS Building

Don’t dare miss this extraordinarily insightful probe into the thorny Mid-East “Kurdish Question” by renowned Turkish scholar Ismail Besikci.

Hear the man imprisoned for 17 years for merely exercising the “free speech” that many in the world take for granted and which some in the Turkish government contemptuously malign as “propaganda.”

Find out why 32 of his 36 books have been, at various times, banned in Turkey!

Meet the man most Kurds honor as a “truth teller,” and some Turks slander as a “traitor.”

His book, International Colony Kurdistan, remains a groundbreaking work on Kurdistan—even today—where 40 million people live under brutal oppression without their own country or laws.

Light Mid-East refreshments by Chiya Aydin Ayhan.

For press inquiries, please contact Yuksel Serindag at 860.581.0365

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