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Spotlight on Turkey


Spotlight on Turkey, sponsored by the World Affairs Councils of America in collaboration with the Turkish Cultural Foundation, runs a full calendar year and focuses on giving an overview of Turkey's rich culture. It consists of a spring Teacher Workshop, a Teacher Study Tour in the summer, and public cultural programs in the fall.  


2015 Workshop Events 

February 28th, 2015: Dayton Council on World Affairs

February 28th, 2015: Pacific and Asian Affairs Council

February 28th, 2015:  World Affairs Council of Houston

February 28th, 2015: World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California

March 7th, 2015: Santa Fe Council on International Relations

March 7th, 2015: World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana

March 7th, 2015: World Affairs Council of Las Vegas

March 10th, 2015: World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

March 11th, 2015: World Affairs Council of Seattle

March 14th, 2015: Montana World Affairs Council 

March 28th, 2015: World Affairs Council of Washington, DC 

Date TBD: Northern Nevada International Center













Program Description 

Phase I: A full-day Teachers Workshop on Turkey held by each participating council. This workshop must have a minimum of 15 educators in attendance. WACA and TCF provides support, resources and a database of experts for the workshop agenda.

Phase II: Each participating council has an opportunity to nominate at least three teachers to participate in a Study Tour of Turkey during the 2011 summer. 

Phase III: Participating councils conduct a public program showcasing Turkey and Turkish culture. These programs can draw on the teachers who participated in the study tour and can consist of a variety of cultural activities, including (but not limited to): film screenings, performances, food, discussion groups, book groups, etc. for WAC members and the general public.



Part I, Teacher's Workshops, takes place between February and late April.

Part II, Study Tour to Turkey, takes place between June and August, with 12-14 day tours for participating teachers (exact dates to be determined by the TCF). 

Part III, Portrait of Turkey, takes place between September and December.



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