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The International Seyyid Burhaneddin Symposium, organized jointly by Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality, Erciyes University Faculty of Theology and Turkish Women's Cultural Association (TÜRKKAD-Istanbul), was held in Kayseri between 30 September - 2 October 2011.
In the symposium, sponsored by Kayseri Metropolitan Municipalityand under the academic consultancy of Erciyes University Faculty of Theology, one of the important spiritual architects of Kayseri and one of the valuable names in the history of Sufism, Hz. Seyyid Burhaneddin Muhakkık Tırmızi, who raised Mevlana, was commemorated for the first time with an International Symposium.
The symposium started on Friday, September 30 at the Sabancı Cultural Center in Kayseri with the participation of a total of 25 academics and scientists from Turkey and abroad, and sessions were held at the same center on October 1-2. The program ended on Sunday evening, October 2, with Ahmet Özhan's Sufi music concert and a Mevlevi ritual at Kadir Has Congress Center.
Symposium Date
Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2, 2011
Symposium Language
Turkish, English
Address of the Symposium
Sabanci Culture Center
Erciyes University Campus
Talas road
Melikgazi /Kayseri
Tlf.0352 437 52 56/ Extension: 10745

Organizing Committee
Erciyes University Faculty of Theology
Turkkad Istanbul Branch
Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality
Seyyid Burhaneddin Hz. Association

Symposium Organizing Committee Members
Symposium Chairman
Prof. Dr. M. Zeki Duman (Dean of Erciyes University Faculty of Theology)
Mustafa Yalçın (Secretary General of Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality)
Oktay Durukan (Head of Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Department of Culture and Social Affairs)
Cemalnur Sargut (Turkish Women's Cultural Association Istanbul Branch President)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ramazan Ertürk (E. U. Faculty of Theology, Asst. Dean)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Osman Nuri Küçük (Faculty Member of the Faculty of Theology, E. U.)

Symposium Scientific Committee Members
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tahralı
Prof. Dr. M. Erol Kilic
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kara
Prof. Dr. Ethem Cebecioğlu
Prof. Dr. Turan Koç
Prof. Dr. H. Kamil Yilmaz
Prof. Dr. Adnan Karaismailoğlu
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Askar
Prof. Dr. Dilaver Dürer
Prof. Dr. Kadir Özköse
Prof. Dr. Resat Ongoren
Prof. Dr. Bilal Kemikli
Assoc. Dr. Hülya Küçük
Muhsin Ilyas Subasi
Mehmet Cayirdag
Ali Yaren
Assoc. Dr. Ali Cavusoglu
Asst. Assoc. Dr. Sezai Küçük

Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. M. Zeki Duman
Prof. Dr. Mahmut Erol Kilic
Cemâlnur Sargut (Researcher/Author)
Asst. Assoc. Dr. Mustafa Çakmaklıoğlu
Asst. Assoc. Dr. Osman Nuri Küçük

Symposium Secretary
Elif Erhan (Turkkad/Istanbul)
Belgin Batum ((Turkkad/Istanbul)
Assoc. Dr. Osman Nuri Küçük

For invitation PDF file Click here.
For the program PDF file Click here.
For the poster file Click here.
For Press Release file Click here.