TACAM is sadden to announce the passing of one of its members of Muammer Balci.
Muammer Balci is survived by his wife Nazmiye Balci, his daughters, Nilgun Mandal, Gulin Balci, his son-in law Namik Mandal and his grandchildren Melis, Alkin, Ava and Ayla.
John N. Santeiu & Son, Inc.
1139 N. Inkster Road
Garden City, Michigan 48135
Phone: (734) 427-3800
Visitation Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Prayer Service @ 12:00pm
Funeral procession to Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens Cemetery immediately following services.
Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens
17840 Middlebelt Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152
Date: Tuesday, September 9th, 7pm-8:30pm.
Location: Ayse’s Cafe. 1703 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
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We are happy to announce that Dr. Soner Cagaptay will be visiting Ann Arbor as a guest of TACAM to give a talk titled ”The Rise of Turkey: Challenges and Prospects.”
We warmly invite you to join us to hear from a leading scholar in the field of Turkish studies and discuss the most recent issues regarding the critical changes taking place in Turkey and in the Middle East.
The talk will be free and open to anyone interested.
Dr. Soner Cagaptay is currently Senior Fellow and Director of the Turkey Research Program from the Washington Institute of Near Eastern Policy.
Dr. Cagaptay has written extensively on U.S.-Turkish relations, Turkish domestic politics, and Turkish nationalism, publishing in scholarly journals and major international print media, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Jane’s Defense Weekly, Foreign Affairs, Atlantic, New Republic, and Newsweek Türkiye. He has been a regular columnist for Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey’s oldest and most influential English-language paper, and a contributor to CNN’s Global Public Square blog. He appears regularly on Fox News, CNN, NPR, Voice of America, BBC, and CNN-Turk.
A historian by training, Dr. Cagaptay wrote his doctoral dissertation at Yale University (2003) on Turkish nationalism. Dr. Cagaptay has taught courses at Yale, Princeton University, Georgetown University, and Smith College on the Middle East, Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe.
Bookbound will have copies of his new book, “The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century’s First Muslim Power,” for sale at the event as well.
We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday.