Turkish Teaching in The Balkans and Turcology
International Symposium
07-09 September 2022, Tirana

About the Organizing Institution

Balkan Research Center is a center operating under the umbrella of the Institute for European and Balkan Studies within the body of the Turkish Maarif Foundation, the University of New York in Tirana.

The Turkish Maarif Foundation, which was established with Law No. 6721 dated 17.06.2016, is the only institution that has the authority to directly open an education institution abroad on behalf of the Republic of Turkey, other than the Ministry of National Education. While the Foundation currently operates in 67 countries, it carries out educational activities in 49 countries. 48,683 students study in 424 different educational institutions operating within the foundation. The Foundation, with the authority it receives from the law, conducts scientific research, carries out research and development studies on educational methods, content, and curriculum, and supports the studies, making periodic and non-periodical publications in this framework, organizing symposiums, conferences, and workshops, and cooperates with institutions and organizations operating in this field.

University of New York Tirana (UNYT), the first private university established in Albania in 2002, has been a part of the Turkish Maarif Foundation since 2018. UNYT provides English undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education in nine departments and three faculties, namely the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, the Faculty of Economics and Finance, and the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences.

UNYT Center for Balkan Studies aims to strengthen the ancient friendships and historical and cultural ties between the Balkan countries and Turkey; It aims to implement Turkish-Balkan projects for common interests, organize international symposiums and scientific conferences in these areas, and support archive, library, and field research of Turkish and Balkan academicians and students.

Purpose of the Symposium

The Turkish Maarif Foundation has New York University in Tirana, outside the scope of K-12. The Balkan Studies Center was established within the university in order to conduct research in the social, economic, political, and historical fields of the Balkans. In order to support the employment of Turkish teachers and lecturers of Turcology departments in Albania, it is also planned to establish a Turcology department within the university. In Albania, Turkish was accepted as an elective course within the scope of K-12 within the framework of the protocol between the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey and the Ministry of National Education of Albania. Based on the aforementioned studies, University of New York Tirana also aims to increase the quality of Turkish teaching and Turcology activities in the Balkans.In order to lay the groundwork for the above-mentioned studies, University of New York Tirana, Balkan Research Center is planning to hold an International Symposium on Turkish Language Teaching and Turcology in the Balkans between 07-09 September 2022 in cooperation with universities and related institutions.

The purpose of the symposium; To identify the main current problems in the fields of Turkish teaching and Turcology in the Balkans, to offer solutions to these problems, to evaluate scientific research on Turkish teaching and Turcology studies, Turkish literature in the Balkans: works, publications, individuals, to reveal subjects that have not been studied yet, in short, to critically evaluate the past and present of these fields and to shed light on future studies. The International Symposium on Teaching Turkish in the Balkans and Turcology is planned to be held thematically in the coming years.

Symposium Partners

  • Istanbul University, Research Institute of Turcology
  • University of Tirana, Faculty of Foreign Languages
  • Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Education Sciences
  • Trakya University, Balkan Research Institute
  • Gaziantep University, GAUNTOMER
  • International Balkan University, Department of Turkish Language Teaching

Supporting Organizations

  • TC Ministry of National Education
  • Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language, and History
  • Turkish Language Association
  • Presidency of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Turkish Historical Society
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Air Albania

Distinguished Scientists,

International Symposium on Turkish Language Teaching and Turkology in the Balkans will be held in Tirana, the capital of Albania, between 07-09 September 2022. The symposium is open to researchers interested in the subject, from all over the world. Participation in the symposium is free of charge. The transportation (flight) between Istanbul-Tirana and Tirana-Istanbul of the participants whose papers are accepted from Turkey will be covered by the symposium organizers.

The full texts of the papers presented at the symposium will be published in the Proceedings Book, which will be published later, and the selected papers will be published in the UNYT Institute for Balkan Studies’ International Journal of Balkan Studies (IJBS).

Symposium Scope

Within the scope of the symposium, it is planned to discuss papers on various topics related to Turkish Teaching and Turcology in the Balkans, primarily the following topics:

  1. Turkish Education and Teaching Studies in the Balkans;
  2. Turkology Studies in the Balkans;
  3. Turkish Publications and Literature in the Balkans.

Conditions Of Participation

  1. The language of the paper and presentation is Turkish.
  2. The “Spelling Guide” of the Turkish Language Institution should be followed in the paper.
  3. The paper must not have been previously published elsewhere or presented in another congress.
  4. Applications to the symposium will be based on the Full Paper.
  5. Only the first authors’ travel expenses will be covered.
  6. The entire responsibility of the papers belongs to the authors.
  7. A Certificate of Participation will be given to those who attend the symposium and present papers.
  8. Presentation time is limited to 15 minutes. An additional 5 minutes will be reserved for the question and answers.
  9. Papers including a Turkish and English abstract should be submitted in a full paper format as requested in the Spelling Guide section, via the paper submission form on the symposium website by 29 July 2022 at the latest. Papers sent after this date will not be considered.
  10. Messages sent via e-mail message or e-mail attachment will not be considered.

Important Dates

Full paper submission deadline5 August 2022
Paper acceptance notification15 August 2022
Symposium date07-09 September 2022
Final paper submission deadline30 September 2022
Publication of the Book of ProceedingsNovember 2022

Symposium Honorary Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Mahmut ÖZER (Minister of Turkish National Education)
  • Prof. Dr. Birol AKGÜN (President of Turkish Maarif Foundation)
  • Prof. Dr. Muhammet HEKİMOĞLU (President of Ataturk Culture, Language and History Authority)
  • Prof. Dr. Cihad DEMİRLİ (President of Turkish MNE Board of Education)
  •  Prof. Dr. Mahmut AK (Rector of Istanbul University)
  • Prof. Dr. Gülfettin ÇELİK (Rector of Istanbul Medeniyet University)
  • Prof. Dr. Erhan TABAKOĞLU (Rector of Trakya University)
  • Prof. Dr. Arif ÖZAYDIN (Rector of Gaziantep University)
  • Prof. Dr. Gürer GÜLSEVİN (President of Turkish Language Association)
  • Serkan KAYALAR (President of TIKA)
  • Prof. Dr. Şeref ATEŞ (President of Yunus Emre Institute)
  • Prof. Dr. Birol ÇETİN (President of Turkish Historical Society)
  • Prof. Dr. Suzana GOLEMI (Rector of University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”)
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Dursun ERDEM (Rector of International Balkan University)
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet Emre BİLGİLİ (Vice-President of TMF)
  • Prof. Dr. Ayşen GÜRCAN (Member of Board of TMF Trustees)
  • Prof. Dr. Aşkın ASAN (Member of Board of TMF Trustees)
  • Prof. Dr. Nevzat ŞİMŞEK (Member of Board of TMF Trustees)
  • Dr. Hasan TAŞÇI (Member of Board of TMF Trustees)
  • Mahmut Mustafa ÖZDİL (Member of Board of TMF Trustees)
  • Muhammet Murtaza YETİŞ (Member of Board of TMF Trustees)
  • Selim CERRAH (Member of Board of TMF Trustees)
  • Tuğba IŞIK ERCAN (Member of Board of TMF Trustees)
  • Zekeriya AKÇAM (Member of Board of TMF Trustees)
  • Ahmet TÜRKBEN (Member of TMF Board of Directors)
  • Prof. Dr. Ekrem ÇAVUŞEVİÇ (University of Zagreb)
  • Prof. Dr. Esmeralda KROMIDHA (University of Tirana)
  • Prof. Dr. Geza DAVID (Eötvös Loránd University)
  • Prof. Dr. Kerima FİLAN (University of Sarajevo)
  • Prof. Dr. Ksenija AYKUT (University of Belgrad)
  • Prof. Dr. Leyla KARAHAN (TOBB University of Economics & Technology)
  • Ahmet OLMUŞTUR (Turkish Airlines Chief Marketing Officer)
  • Sinan DİLEK (Air Albania – CEO)

Chairman of the Symposium

  • Prof. Dr. Erkan ERDEMIR (Rector of University of New York Tirana)

Chairman of the Symposium Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Dr. İbrahim GÜLTEKİN (Turkish Maarif Foundation – Istanbul University)

Symposium Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa BALCI (Istanbul University Research Institute of Turcology)
  • Prof. Dr. Deniz MELANLIOĞLU (Istanbul University)
  • Assoc. Prof. Yakup YILMAZ (Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkish MNE Serbia Attaché of Education)
  • Assoc. Prof. Lindita XHANARI LATIFI (University of New York Tirana, Balkan Research Center)
  • Dr. Ömer GÖK (Vice President – Turkish Language Association)
  • Dr. Önder ÇANGAL (Gaziantep University, Turkish MNE Serbia Attaché of Education)
  • Dr. Filiz FERHATOĞLU (Istanbul University Research Institute of Turcology)
  • Dr. R. Feridun ELGÜN (The Administrator of University of New York Tirana)
  • Metin BULUT (Turkish MNE Attaché of Education in Tirana)
  • Kemal BULUT (Turkish Maarif Foundation, Board Member of UNYT)
  • Specialist Belgin Tezcan Aksu (Turkish Language Association)

Symposium Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet BENZER, Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet GÜNŞEN, Trakya University
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet KARADOĞAN, Kırıkkale University
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet Şefik ŞENLİK, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Şükrü ÇORUK, Istanbul University
  • Prof. Dr. Amina Siljak JESENKOVİĆ, University of Sarajevo
  • Prof. Dr. Bahar GÜNEŞ, Social Sciences University of Ankara
  • Prof. Dr. Bayram BAŞ, Yıldız Technical University
  • Prof. Dr. Deniz ABİK Çukurova University
  • Prof. Dr. Deniz MELANLIOĞLU, Kırıkkale University
  • Prof. Dr. Ekrem ÇAVUŞEVİÇ, Zagreb University
  • Prof. Dr. Elsev Brina LOPAR “Ukshin Hoti” University
  • Prof. Dr. Ema MİLJKOVİC, Belgrad University
  • Prof. Dr. Fahri TÜRK, Trakya University
  • Prof. Dr. Fatih BAŞPINAR, Necmettin Erbakan University
  • Prof. Dr. Feyzi ERSOY, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University
  • Prof. Dr. Fikret TURAN, Istanbul University
  • Prof. Dr. Gencay ZAVOTÇU, Kocaeli University
  • Prof. Dr. Hatice ŞAHİN, Uludağ University
  • Prof. Dr. Hatice TÖREN, Istanbul University
  • Prof. Dr. Hayati DEVELİ, Istanbul University
  • Prof. Dr. Hülya ARGUNŞAH, Erciyes University
  • Prof. Dr. İbrahim GÜLTEKİN, Istanbul University
  • Prof. Dr. İlhan ERDEM, Inönü University
  • Prof. Dr. Ksenia AYKUT, Belgrad University
  • Prof. Dr. Latif BEYRELİ, Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Marija LEONTİK, Gotse Delçev University
  • Prof. Dr. Mücahit KAÇAR, Istanbul University
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet SAMSAKÇI, Istanbul University
  • Prof. Dr. Muharrem DAYANÇ, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa BALCI, Istanbul University
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa DURMUŞ, Hacettepe University
  • Prof. Dr. Nezir TEMUR, Gazi University
  • Prof. Dr. Ömer GÖK, Yıldız Technical University
  • Prof. Dr. Özkul ÇOBANOĞLU, Hacettepe University
  • Prof. Dr. Özlem FEDAİ, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Prof. Dr. Sadık YAZAR, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Prof. Dr. Secaattin TURAL, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Prof. Dr. Suzana CANHASİ, Prishtine University
  • Prof. Dr. Yavuz KARTALLIOĞLU, Yunus Emre Institute
  • Assoc. Prof. Ahmet KOÇAK, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Naim ÇİÇEKLER, Yunus Emre Institute
  • Assoc. Prof. Ali HÜSEYİNOĞLU, Trakya University
  • Assoc. Prof. Ali KURT, Kirklareli University
  • Assoc. Prof. Atilla JORMA, International Balkan University
  • Assoc. Prof. Azra Abadžić NAVAEY, Zagreb University
  • Assoc. Prof. Bekir INCE, Kirklareli University
  • Assoc. Prof. Betül ÖZBAY, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Assoc. Prof. Beytullah BEKAR, Kirklareli University
  • Assoc. Prof. Bilal ÇAKICI, Ankara University
  • Assoc. Prof. Cem ERDEM, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Assoc. Prof. Dženana BRAČKOVİĆ, International University of Sarajevo
  • Assoc. Prof. Emrah BOYLU, İstanbul Aydın University
  • Assoc. Prof. Kaan BÜYÜKİKİZ, Gaziantep University
  • Assoc. Prof. Lindita XHANARİ LATİFİ, UNYT Balkan Research Center,
  • Assoc. Prof. Marta ANDRİC, Zagreb University
  • Assoc. Prof. Mehmet UZMAN, National Chengchi University
  • Assoc. Prof. Mehmet Yalçın YILMAZ, Istanbul University
  • Assoc. Prof. Muhittin DOĞAN, Afyon Kocatepe University
  • Assoc. Prof. Osman COŞKUN, Marmara University
  • Assoc. Prof. Salim PILAV, Kırıkkale University
  • Assoc. Prof. Tarık DURAN, Belgrad University
  • Assoc. Prof. Tuba IŞINSU DURMUŞ, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
  • Assoc. Prof. Turgay ANAR, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Assoc. Prof. Uğur GÜRSU, Istanbul University
  • Assoc. Prof. İsa SULÇEVSİ, Prishtine University
  • Assoc. Prof. Yakup YILMAZ, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Dr. Abidin KARASU, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Dr. Ahmet SAÇKESEN, İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University
  • Dr. Ahmet ÖZPAY, Gaziantep University
  • Dr. Erdoğan TAŞTAN, Marmara University
  • Dr. Esma ŞAHİN ÖZTAŞ, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Dr. Fatma ALBAYRAK, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Dr. Fatos DİBRA, University of New York Tirana
  • Dr. Filiz FERHATOĞLU, Istanbul University
  • Dr. Hakan AYDEMİR, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Dr. Mehmet AYGÜNEŞ, Istanbul University
  • Dr. Mehmet YILMAZATA, Belgrade Embassy Attaché of Education
  • Dr. Nebahat SULÇEVSİ, Prishtine University
  • Dr. Şaban ÇOBANOĞLU, Fatih Sultan Mehmet University
  • Dr. Seyhan Murtezan İBRAHİMİ, International Balkan University
  • Dr. Önder ÇANGAL, Gaziantep University
  • Dr. Yasin YAYLA, Kirklareli University
  • Dr. Yunus Emre ÖZSARAY, Istanbul Medeniyet University

Symposium Secretariat

  • Büşra PEHLİVANLI (Turkish Maarif Foundation)
  • Furkan GÜLEÇ (Turkish Maarif Foundation)
  • Güler ÖZYÜREK (Turkish Maarif Foundation)
  • Gülşen YILMAZ (Turkish MNE Attaché of Education in Belgrade)
  • Muhammed Eren UYGUR (Turkish Maarif Foundation)
  • Muharrem DELIU (University of New York Tirana)
  • Edona HIMA (University of New York Tirana)
  • Azra ERDEM (Turkish Maarif Foundation)

Prof. Dr. Mustafa İSEN

Literary historian, academician, professor, writer, bureaucrat, undersecretary, 25. and 26. term Sakarya MP.

Mustafa Isen was born in Sakarya in 1953. He graduated from Çorum Imam-Hatip High School after completing his primary education. He concluded his bachelor’s and graduate studies in Erzurum and started his academic career at the same university. He held different positions as a lecturer and administrator at Erzurum Atatürk, Belgrade, Gazi, Ahmet Yesevi International Turkish-Kazakh, and Başkent Universities. Having served as the Chief Advisor to the President, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Secretary General of the Presidency, and as s Member of the General Assembly of the Board of Higher Education, Prof. Isen is a member of the Board of Trustees of Ahmet Yesevi International Turkish-Kazakh University and a member and representative of Türkiye in the Council of Elders of the Organization of Turkic States.

Having many published works on Turkish Literature, Prof. Isen is known for his works on Old Turkish Literature and the Turkish cultural heritage of the Balkans.

Prof. Dr. Gürer GÜLSEVİN

President of the Turkish Language Association

Prof. Dr. Gürer Gülsevin was born in 1961 in Afyonkarahisar. He completed his primary, secondary, and high school education in Ankara.  In 1983 he graduated from the Department of Turkish Language at Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History, and Geography. In the same year, he was appointed as a Research Assistant to the Department of Turkish Language and Literature Education at İnönü University Faculty of Education. He completed his master’s degree in 1987 and his doctorate in 1989 at the same University. In 1989, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at İnönü University. In 1993, he started working at AKU Uşak Education Faculty. He received the title of associate professor in 1995. In 2001, he received the title of professor in the Department of Turkish Language and Literature of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of AKU Uşak and was appointed as the Founding Dean of the same Faculty. In 2004, he transferred to the Department of “Turkish Language and Dialects” in the Institute of Turkish World Studies at Ege University. He studies comparatively historical and living Turkish dialects. He has published books, many articles in international and national journals, papers presented in congresses held in Turkey and abroad, as well as projects carried out and completed by TUBITAK and universities.

He has undertaken editorial duties in various international journals. He has supervised 22 doctorate and 38 master’s theses, which he has directed and completed so far. He also conducts doctoral consultations as a foreign consultant at various universities in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

He continues his duties as a Principal Member of the Turkish Culture Research Institute and a Member of the Advisory Board of Yunus Emre Foundation.

He was a member of the Scientific Board of the Turkish Language Association from 2013 to 2016. He is still a permanent lecturer at Ege University, Institute of Turkic World Studies. Dr. GÜLSEVİN has been serving as the President of the Turkish Language Institution since 2018.

Prof. Dr. Leyla KARAHAN

TOBB University of Economics & Technology

Prof. Dr. Leyla Karahan was born in 1951 in Ankara. She completed her primary and secondary education in Ankara, Konya, and Istanbul. Graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Turcology, and Istanbul Higher Teachers’ School in 1972.

She worked as a teacher in various high schools and at Gazi Education Institute in Erzurum and Ankara. In 1976 she completed her master’s degree at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Social and Administrative Sciences, Department of Turkish Language and Literature.

In 1982, he was appointed as a lecturer at Gazi University, Faculty of Education, Department of Turkish Language and Literature Education.

She completed her doctorate (1986) with her study on Darir of Erzurum Kisa-i Yûsuf. She became an assistant professor in 1987, associate professor in 1992, and professor in 1998.

She served as head of the Turkish Language Courses Department at GU (1992-94), principal member of the Turkish Language Association (1992), head of Gazi Education Faculty Turkish Language and Literature Education Department, Turkish Language Education Department (1992-97), head of the Turkology Department of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University (2001-02), Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University (2002-03).

Her articles on the Turkish language were published in Turkish Culture Journal, Manas University Journal of Social Sciences Institute, Selcuk University Journal of Social Sciences Institute, Turkish Culture Studies Journal, Journal of Gazi Education Faculty, Türk Yurdu Journal, Türk Dili Journal, and Bilig Journal.

She presented papers at various language congresses. She took part in various projects carried out by the Turkish Language Association such as the “Comparative Turkish Dialects Dictionary and Grammar” project, “Field Research and Turkey Turkish” and “Historical Era Written Languages Grammar” project. In 1996, she was awarded the Turkish Writers Union Language Award.

Prof. Dr. Leylâ Karahan still works as a faculty member at Gazi University, Gazi Education Faculty, Department of Secondary Education Social Fields Education, Department of Turkish Language and Literature Education.


Bayburt Kanunnamesi (1990), Syntax in Turkish (1991), Kıssa-i Yûsuf (1994), Turkish Language (4 volumes, with Prof. Dr. A.B. Ercilasun, 1994), Darir of Erzurum (1995), Classification of Anatolian Dialects (1996), Hüseyin Cahit – Turkish Consumables and Nahiv (with Dilek Ergönenç, 2000), Tahir Ken’an – Kavaid-i Lisan-ı Türki (with Ülkü Gürsoy, 2004).

Prof. Dr. Hayati DEVELİ

Istanbul University

Prof. Dr. Hayati Develi was born in 1962 in Ulubey district of Uşak. He attended primary and secondary school in Ulubey and high school in İzmir Atatürk High School. He graduated from Erzurum Atatürk University, Faculty of Science and Literature in 1983.

In the 1985-1986 academic year, he started his postgraduate education at the Social Sciences Institute of Istanbul University.

Hayati Develi, who received his doctorate degree in 1993, became an associate professor in 1998 and a professor in 2004. Hayati Develi started his academic life as a research assistant at Ege University Faculty of Letters in 1984, and after that, he moved to Istanbul University Faculty of Literature in 1991.

In the 1993-1994 academic year, he taught Turkish Language courses at the Pedagogical Institute in the city of Çallı, Tatarstan Republic of the Russian Federation.

In the 2001-2002 academic year he started to work in the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Istanbul Kultur University.

Develi, who is a faculty member at Istanbul University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Linguistics, has served as the President of Yunus Emre Institute.

Hayati Develi, whose field of study is mainly contemporary and historical Turkey Turkish, has published books and articles on historical linguistics, historical text publications, books, and essays on contemporary problems in the Turkish language.


Azeri Turkish Dictionary (Atatürk University Pub. Erzurum 1993), Sound Similarities and Harmonies in 17th Century Ottoman Turkish According to Evliya Çelebi’s Travel Book (PhD dissertation, Turkish Language Institution Publications, Ankara 1995), XVIII. ‘Risâle-i Garîbe’, (Bookstore, Istanbul 1998), Ahmed Yesevî (Şule Publishing, Istanbul 1999), Ottoman Turkish Guide 1-2 (Istanbul 2000-2001), Sâî Mustafa Çelebi, The Book of Structures, Tezkiretü’ l-Bünyan ve Tezkiretü’l-Ebniye (Memoirs of Sinan the Architect), Translation and notes: Hayati Develi, Simplification: Hayati Develi – Samih Rifat (Koçbank, İstanbul 2002), Language Doctor: Writings on Language and Turkish (3F, İstanbul 2006), The Language of the Ottoman (3F, Istanbul 2006).

Prof. Dr. Ekrem ČAUŠEVİĆ

University of Zagreb

Ekrem Čaušević, full professor at the Department of Turkology, Hungarology and Judaic Studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, is one of the most prominent turkologists in the world and a scientist who has greatly contributed to the academic community with valuable insights into the Turkish language and culture. He was born in Brekovica near Bihać in 1952 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After finishing Bihać High School, he started his studies in Oriental Philology (Turkish, Arabic, and Persian Language and Literature) at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sarajevo, graduating in 1974. He obtained his Master’s degree at the same faculty in 1982 and his Ph.D. in 1986 with a thesis on the evolution of forms of future tenses in Turkic languages. He has done postdoctoral studies at the universities in Istanbul (1978-1979), Ankara (1986), Vienna, Budapest, and Sofia. In the academic years 1992-1993 and 2000-2001 he was a visiting researcher under the Foundation Alexander von Humboldt scholarship at the University of Göttingen (Germany). From 1984 to 1992 he was the head of the Chair of Turkology and the head of the Department of Oriental Studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Sarajevo, where he had started a very successful teaching and scientific career.

In 1994/1995, based on the program and concept of Professor Čaušević, the Chair of Turkology was founded at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. Since its founding in 1994, Čaušević has repeatedly served as the head of the Department, where he is currently working as a full professor. The change in the working environment did not mean the end of the cooperation with Sarajevo’s Department of Oriental Studies, where he was engaged as a visiting professor from 1995 until 2011.

He is the author of more than 120 research and professional articles published in home and foreign publications, many of which are noteworthy in international Turkology circles. His Grammar of Contemporary Turkish Language (Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada, Zagreb, 1996), is certainly one of the best grammars of Turkish language written in Europe and is highly valued and appreciated in the world’s Turkology circles. He is the author of the university textbook Turkology Reader (Ibis grafika, Zagreb, 2002) and is one of the editors of the collection of works of the 18th CIEPO Conference held in Zagreb: Perspectives on Ottoman Studies: Papers from the 18th CIEPO (LIT Verlag, Berlin, 2010). In 2014, Čaušević published the book The Turkish Language in Ottoman Bosnia (The Isis Press, Istanbul, 2014. He also translated and edited Matija Mažuranić’s travelogue A Look at Bosnia (Bosna’ya Bir Bakış yahut Bir Hrvat Vatandaşının 1839-40 Yılları Arasında about Eyalete Kısa Bir Yolculuğu, Ekrem Čaušević, Tatjana Paić-Vukić, Ayla Hafız Küçükusta (ed.), BAL-TAM, Prizren 2011. In 2018, his latest book on Turkish syntax will be published under the title The structure, syntax, and semantics of the infinite forms of the Turkish language (Ibis grafika, Zagreb), and his great Croatian-Turkish dictionary, a capital project he has been working on for years is also in the final stage, one that is eagerly being awaited for.

Professor Čaušević has participated in multiple projects in Croatia and abroad. Among others, he received a medal from the Republic of Turkey for special contributions to the promotion of science and the Award of the Turkophonic World for merits in Turkology (TÜRKSAV, 2011). He is a member of the editorial board of numerous professional and scientific journals and a correspondent member of the Türk Dil Kurumu in Ankara.


I. Gün: 07.09.2022 Çarşamba (Yer: Tiran Ulusal Tarih Müzesi)


08.00-09.00     Kayıt

09.00-11:00     Açılış Töreni

11.00-11:15     Kahve Arası

11:15-12.15      Açılış Paneli: Geçmişten Günümüze Balkanlarda Türkçe


Prof. Dr. Leyla KARAHAN (TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi)


    1. Prof. Dr. Mustafa İSEN
    2. Prof. Dr. Gürer GÜLSEVİN (Türk Dil Kurumu Başkanı)
    3. Prof. Dr. Hayati DEVELİ (İstanbul Üniversitesi)
    4. Prof. Dr. Ekrem ČAUŠEVİĆ (Zagreb Üniversitesi)

12.15-12.45     Kitap Sergisi: Monografiler, Sözlükler, Arnavutçada Türk Edebiyatı

12.45-13.30     Anma Oturumu: Balkanlarda Türkolojinin Kurucuları


Prof. Dr. Mustafa BALCI (İstanbul Üniversitesi)


    1. Prof. Dr. Behixhudin SHEHAPİ (Kuzey Makedonya Kültür Bakanlığı)
    2. Doç. Dr. Tarık DURAN (Belgrad Üniversitesi)
    3. Doç. Dr. Lindita XHANARI LATIFI (Tiran New York Üniversitesi)

13.30-15:00     Öğle Yemeği

15:00-16.30    1. Oturum: Balkanlarda Türkçe Eğitimi ve Öğretimi Çalışmaları

Oturum Başkanı: Prof. Dr. Deniz MELANLIOĞLU

    • Edebi ve Edebiyat Metinleri Üzerinde Türkçe Öğretimi ve Türkoloji – Msc. Evans DRISHTI, Medreseja “Haxhi Sheh Shamia” (Arnavutluk)
    • Yabancılara Türkçe Öğretiminde Dil İhtiyaç Analizi: Sırbistan Örneği – Dr. Önder ÇANGAL, Belgrad Yunus Emre Enstitüsü, Doç. Dr. Tarık DURAN, Belgrad Üniversitesi (Sırbistan)
    • Yabancılara Türkçe Öğretiminde Öğreticilerin İletişim ve Öğretim Dili Tercihleri – Prof. Dr. Mustafa DURMUŞ, Hacettepe Üniversitesi- Öğr. Gör. Özge Ünver, Düzce Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Balkanlarda Türkçe Eğitimi Üzerine Yapılan Lisansüstü Tezlerin İncelenmesi – Doç. Dr. Emrah BOYLU, İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi (Türkiye)

16.30-17.00     Kahve Arası

17:00-18.30    2.Oturum: Balkanlarda Türkoloji Çalışmaları

Oturum Başkanı: Prof. Dr. Hayati DEVELİ

    • Osmanlı Rumelisinde Türkçenin Gelişimine Katkı Sağlayan Eşraf Aileleri – Prof. Dr. Tuba Işınsu İSEN DURMUŞ, TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Yavuz Sultan Selim’in Felek Redifli Şiiri ve Arnavutça Tercümesi Üzerine: Kudemanın Kaleminden Türkçeden Arnavutçaya Bir Şiir Nasıl Tercüme Edilirdi – Fatos DIBRA, Tiran New York Üniversitesi, (Arnavutluk)
    • Rumeli Eyaletinde (1514- 1550) Kale Adları ve Kefe Livasındaki Balıklağu Kalesi’nin Adı Üzerine (Devlet Arşivleri Verilerine Göre) – Prof. Dr. Ayşe İLKER, Manisa Celal Bayar Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Osmanlı Arşiv Belgelerine Göre 19. Yüzyılda Güneybatı Balkanların Gayrimüslim Okullarındaki Türkçe Eğitimine Dair Bir Değerlendirme – Dr. Murat ÇELİK, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi (Türkiye)

19.00-21.00     Akşam Yemeği


II.      Gün: 08.09.2022 Perşembe (Yer: Tiran New York Üniversitesi)


    3. Oturumlar

09.00-10.30    A Salonu: Balkanlarda Türkçe Eğitimi ve Öğretimi Çalışmaları

Oturum Başkanı: Doç. Dr. Yakup YILMAZ

    • Tercihim Türkçe Projesi’nde Uygulanan Öğretim Programı: Bosna-Hersek Örneği – Yüksek Lisans Öğrencisi Rabia ARZUPINAR, Türkiye Maarif Vakfı (Türkiye)
    • Balkanlar ile Avrupa Arasında Slovenya’da Türkçe Öğretimi – Doç. Dr. Ahmet KOÇAK, İstanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Balkanlar’da Bir Arada Yaşama Kültürü Bağlamında Yapılandırılmış Etkileşimli Kitap Okuma Tasarımı – Doktora Öğrencisi Firdevs KAPUSIZOĞLU, Türkiye Maarif Vakfı, Prof. Dr. Bayram BAŞ, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Türkçenin Yabancı Dil Olarak Öğretiminde Temel Seviyede Kullanılabilecek Türkçe- Arnavutça Ortak ve Yalancı Eş Değerliği Olan Kelimeler Üzerine Bir İnceleme – Öğr. Gör. İsmail AYDOĞDU, Sakarya Üniversitesi (Türkiye)

09.00-10.30    B Salonu: Balkanlarda Türkoloji Çalışmaları

Oturum Başkanı: Prof. Dr. Tuba Işınsu İSEN DURMUŞ

    • Şemseddîn Sâmî’nin Dil, Sözlük ve Eğitim Faaliyetleri – Prof. Dr. Gencay ZAVOTÇU, Kocaeli Üniversitesi  – Doç. Dr. Cem Yılmaz Budan, Kocaeli Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Balkan Dillerinde ve Özellikle Arnavutçada Türkçe Alıntılar – Doç. Dr. Lindita XHANARI LATIFI, Tiran Üniversitesi, Tiran New York Üniversitesi (Arnavutluk)
    • Atasözleri ve Atasözlerinin Türkçe ve Arnavutçadaki Önemi ve Yeri – Dr. Urtis HARRI, Tiran Üniversitesi (Arnavutluk)
    • Makedonya-Kosova Atasözü ve Deyimlerinde Dört Temel Dil Becerisi – Doç. Dr. Selim EMİROĞLU, İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Dört Romandan Hareketle Asimilasyonun ve Mübadelenin Gölgesinde Balkan Coğrafyasında Türkler – Prof. Dr. Özlem FEDAİ, İstanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi, Türkiye (Türkiye)

09.00-10.30    C Salonu: Balkanlarda Türkçe Yayınlar ve Edebiyat

Oturum Başkanı: Prof. Dr. Ayşe İLKER

    • Balkan Türkoloji’sine Bursa’dan Katkı – Prof. Dr. Hatice ŞAHİN, Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Kuzey Makedonya ve Kosova Türklerinin “Avaz”ı: “Sesler” Dergisinde Azerbaycan Türk Edebiyatı – Doç. Dr. Ertuğrul KARAKUŞ, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Luan Starova’nın Konstantinopolis Göçmeni (Цариградски Емигрант) Romanında Göç – Dr. Seyhan Murtezan İBRAHİMİ, Uluslararası Balkan Üniversitesi (Kuzey Makedonya)
    • Yine Vatan İçin Eserinde Üsküp’ün Hisli Şairi Fettah Efendi’nin Duygu Dünyasına Ait Kavram ve Söz Varlığı Alanı – Dr. Sinan KAZANCI, Aziz Kiril ve Metodiy Üniversitesi (Kuzey Makedonya)
    • Boşnak Yazar Kemal Čopra’nın Eserlerinde Türkizmler – Doç. Dr. Mehmet Emre ÇELİK, Mostar Cemal Biyediç Üniversitesi (Bosna Hersek)

10.30-11.00    Kahve Arası

    4. Oturumlar

11.00-12.30    A Salonu: Balkanlarda Türkçe Eğitimi ve Öğretimi Çalışmaları

Oturum Başkanı: Doç. Dr. Ahmet KOÇAK

    • İşkodra, Kosova ve Manastır Vilayetlerinde Yer Alan Eğitim Kurumları ve Türkçe Derslerine Tarihsel Bir Bakış – Dr. Öğr. Gör. Tuğba ŞİMŞEK, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • 2018 Avrupa Yeterlilik Çerçevesi Güncellemesine Dayalı Kuzey Makedonya Eğitim Sisteminde Reformlar ve Türkçe Öğretimi – Doç. Dr. Osman EMİN, Aziz Kiril ve Metodi Üniversitesi (Kuzey Makedonya)
    • Gümülcine Celal Bayar Azınlık Ortaokulu-Lisesi ve Türkçe Öğretimi – Ergin ŞEN, Celal Bayar Lisesi (Yunanistan)
    • Kuzey Makedonya’da Türkçe Eğitimde Öğretmenlerin Pedagojik Yeterlilikleri – Msc. Vildan DAUTOVSKA, Yaşar Bey İlköğretim Okulu – Ümit SÜLEYMANİ, Vrapçişte İlköğretim Okulu (Kuzey Makedonya)
    • Balkanlarda Türk Azınlığın Dil ve Eğitim Sorunları: Bulgaristan Örneği – Arş. Gör. Aykut KARAKUŞ, Beykent Üniversitesi (Türkiye)

11.00-12.30    B Salonu: Balkanlarda Türkçe Yayınlar ve Edebiyat

Oturum Başkanı: Prof. Dr. Hatice ŞAHİN

    • Nusret Dişo Ülkü’nün “Çocuklar ve Büyük Çocuklar” Adlı Kitabının Çocuk Edebiyatı ve Çocuğa Görelik Açısından Değerlendirilmesi – Doç. Dr. Raşit KOÇ, Kalkandelen Devlet Üniversitesi (Kuzey Makedonya)
    • Kosova’da Bir Türk Yazarı: Şecaettin Koka’nın Öykülerinde Kadın – Prof. Dr. Ömer SOLAK, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi, (Türkiye) / Dr. Öğr. Gör. Türkan TOPÇU, Uluslararası Saraybosna Üniversitesi (Bosna Hersek)
    • Kuzey Bulgaristan Eskicuma İli Çerkovna Köyünden Derlenen Masalların Formel Yapısı – Doç. Dr. Canser KARDAŞ, Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Kuzey Makedonya’nın Kalkandelen Türklerinin Masallarında Kardeşlik ve İyilik Kavramı – Dr. Melek NUREDİNİ, Kuzey Makedonya Cumhuriyeti Eğitim ve Bilim Bakanlığı, (Kuzey Makedonya)
    • Balkanlarda Çekilen Türk Dizilerinde Kültürel Öğeler ve Türkçe: “Balkan Ninnisi” Dizisi Örneği – Prof. Dr. Bayram BAŞ, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi- Doktora Öğrencisi Emine ASLAN, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi (Türkiye)

12.30-14.00    Öğle Yemeği

    5. Oturumlar

14.00-16.00    A Salonu: Balkanlarda Türkçe Eğitimi ve Öğretimi Çalışmaları

Oturum Başkanı: Prof. Dr. Cemal YILDIZ

    • Balkan Ülkelerinde Türkoloji Bölümleri İçin Bir Lisans Programı Önerisi – Prof. Dr. Mustafa BALCI, İstanbul Üniversitesi- Prof. Dr. Deniz MELANLIOĞLU, İstanbul Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Balkanlarda, Doğu ve Batı Avrupa’da Dil ve Milli Eğitim Algısının Gelişimi: Gaspıralı İsmail ve Ziya Gökalp Örneklerinden Bir Mukayese Deneyimi – Dr. Mehmet YILMAZATA, T.C. Millî Eğitim Bakanlığı Belgrad Eğitim Müşavirliği (Sırbistan)
    • Belgrad Üniversitesi Filoloji Fakültesi Türkolojisinde Kullanılan Ders Kitapları – Prof. Dr. Ksenija AYKUT, Dr. Stefani MİLJKOVİĆ, Belgrad Üniversitesi (Sırbistan)
    • Kosova’da Türkçe, Türkoloji ve İki Dilliliğin Sorunları ile Karma Türkçe Kursu Modeli – YETKM Koordinatörü Dr. Mehmet ÜLKER, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü (Kosova)
    • Kosova’da Türk Askeri Üssünün Konuşlanmasının Nedenleri ve Kosova Güvenlik Taburuna Türkçe Öğretilmesinin Değerlendirilmesi – Erva CİNER, İstanbul Üniversitesi, (Türkiye)

14.00-16.00    B Salonu: Balkanlarda Kültürel Diplomasi

Oturum Başkanı: Prof. Dr. Mustafa DURMUŞ

    • Yumuşak Güç Olarak Balkanlarda Türkçe Öğretiminin Kamu ve Eğitim Diplomasisi Bağlamında Türkiye’ye Yansımaları – Dr. Hakan DİLMAN, Maltepe Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Bosna Hersek’te Yunus Emre Enstitüsü Organizasyonuyla Türkçe Öğretim Yöntemleri – Prof. Dr. Nurullah ULUTAŞ, Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Yabancılara Türkçe Öğretimi Politikası Kapsamında Balkanlar – Doç. Dr. Umut BAŞAR, Ankara Sosyal Bilimler Üniversitesi, Doç. Dr. Behice VARIŞOĞLU, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa Üniversitesi, Doç. Dr. Mehmet Celal VARIŞOĞLU, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Bir Kamu Diplomasisi Faaliyeti Olarak Balkanlarda Türkçe Öğretimi Faaliyetleri – Doç. Dr. Kadir SANCAK, Gümüşhane Üniversitesi (Türkiye)

14.00-16.00    C Salonu: Balkanlarda Kültür Zenginliği

Oturum Başkanı: Prof. Dr. Gencay ZAVOTÇU

    • Kültürel Bellek Açısından Balkanton ve Türkçe Plakları – Türk Dil Kurumu Uzmanı Adem TERZİ, Türk Dil Kurumu (Türkiye)
    • Bosna Hersek’te Kahve Kültürü ve Boşnakçada Kahveyle İlgili Türkizmler – Arş. Gör. Ali Mehmet GÜRSEL, Trakya Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Sırpça Yemek Adlarında Bulunan Türkçeyle Ortak Kelimeler ve Kökenleri Üzerine – Doç. Dr. Yakup YILMAZ, İstanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi (Türkiye)
    • Anadolu ve Balkanlarda Göz Hastalılarıyla İlgili Otacılık Uygulamaları – Prof. Dr. Süleyman Sami İLKER, Manisa Celal Bayar Üniversitesi (Türkiye)

16.00-16.30    Kahve Arası

16.30-17.30    Kapanış ve Değerlendirme Oturumu

19.00-21.00    Akşam Yemeği


III. Gün: 09.09.2022 Cuma


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