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September 3, 2023

3rd International Balkan Studies Congress Successfully Completed

The 3rd Balkan Studies Congress, organized by the Balkan Studies Foundation in cooperation with the Istanbul Medeniyet University , International Balkan University, İLEM Association, and supported by the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities was successfully completed.
The 3rd Balkan Studies Congress took place between 1 – 2 September on the premises of the Istanbul Medeniyet University.
At the opening ceremony opening remarks were given by Assist. Prof. Dr. Bujamin Bela, president of the congress, Dr. Sevba Abdula, director of Balkan Studies Foundation, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Taha Eğri, director of İLEM Scientific Studies Association, Prof. Dr. Fatih Sarioğlu, vice-rector of Istanbul Medeniyet University, Murat Kazancı, vice-president of the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities.
In the second day of the congress, a special session was held on the topic “Türkiye – Balkan Relations on the 100th Anniversary of the Republic” with the former Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şentop.
On September 2nd, during the congress, 44 participants from 11 different countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Türkiye, Greece, Serbia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Morocco, Slovenia, and Nigeria, presented their scientific papers that have been selected in the peer-reviewed process.
Session I
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Selim Karahasanoğlu
》A Local Actor in 18th-Century Salonica: Hazinedarzade Ali Ağa – Assist. Prof. Dr. Naime Yüksel Karasu
》Ömer Lütfi Pasha: A Commander Who Changed Bosnian History in the 19th Century – Dajana Barusic
》The Dönmeh Schools Opened in Salonica Prior to the Second Constitutional Era – Dr. Mustafa Öztürk
》Institutional Efforts Toward Orphans in Crete – Dr. İzzettin As
Session II
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Mahmut Hakkı Akın
》The Balkan Deadlock of World War I and the Ottoman-German Alliance – Dr. Yusuf Ziya Altıntaş
》Constitutional Developments in Serbia and an Evaluation of Prince Mihailo Obrenović’s National-Oriented Politics (1860-1868) – Tanja Čerevicki
》The Formation of the Ottoman Military Frontier in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 16th and 17th Centuries – Dr. Okan Büyüktapu
Session III
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Hamdi Genç
》The Fate of Exchangeable Muslim Properties in the City of Drama – Dr. Dımıtra Patronıdou
》What’s Up in Ottoman Studies in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina? – Emina Mostić
》From the Russo-Turkish War to the Balkan Wars: Immigrant Teachers – Meryem Karabekmez
》Yenibosna District’s Establishment Through the Migrations from Bosnia to Istanbul – Ibrahim Akkurt
Session IV
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. FatihBayram
》Two Post-Ottoman Bilingual Newspapers Published in Skopje – Dr. Besnik Emini
》How the History of the Ottoman Empire Was Presented in Albanian Journals Between World Wars I and II – Faton Pllana
》British Newspaper Reports on the Bosnian Uprising of 1831-1832 – Omer Merzić
Session V
Moderator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz Memedi
》World War I and Its Impact on Political Events in Albania: The Case of Rebellion in Central Albania (1914-1915) – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ledia Dushku
》The Spanish Adventurer: Ottoman Surveillance on Aladro Kastrioti, The Pretender for the Albanian Throne – Atdhe Thaçi
》The Establishment of Diplomatic Relations in Albania Between 1949-1955 – Lirigzona Morina
》The Protestant Movement’s Impact on Albanian National Development in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries – Bertina Salliu
Session VI
Moderator: Dr. Sevba Abdula
》The Newspaper Silah and the Balkans in 1909-1912 of the Second Constitutional Era – Dr. Hakan Ayaz
》The Balkan Wars in the Columns of the Humor Magazine Karagöz – Hakan Şendilmen
》The Change in the Ottoman Empire’s Pattern of Expression Toward Those in Warfare – Assist. Prof. Dr. Hamit Karasu
》Epidemics of the Plague in Rumelia from the Mid-15th Through 16th Centuries and Their Effects on Istanbul – Hazal Rumeysa Çubuk
Session VII
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hamdi Çilingir
》Traces of the Horasan Ereni in the Balkans: Bektashism in Thessaloniki – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fahri Maden
》On the Borders of the Empire: Bosnian Tekkes and Power in the 19th-Century Ottoman Administration – Saadet Demiroğlu
》The Diversity of Sufi Formations in the Balkans in Light of Münîrî Belgradî’s Work Nisâbu’l-İntisâb ve Âdâbu’l-İktisâb – Faruk Yılmaz
》Some Khalwati Lodges in Greece According to Archival Documents – Mehmet Cemal Öztürk
Session VIII
Moderator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz Memedi
》Why Albania Does Not Need A Sex Offender Registry – Brunilda Haxhiu
》Children’s Right to Religion and Religious Education – Muzaqete Kosumi
》The Impact of Brain Drain on Education in Croatia – Kamal Tasiu Abdullahi
Session IX
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Faruk Bal
》The Political Economy of the Investment Climate in the Balkan Countries: The Transformation of Economic and Social Institutions – Assist. Prof. Dr. Emre Saygın
》Globalization’s Impact on Balkan Economies: Opportunities and Risks – Bashir Dan-Inna
》Remote Work’s Impact on Job Satisfaction: The Case of Kosovo – Genc Pilingjurka
Session X
Moderator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Köroğlu
》Why is the Town of Kamenica in Kosovo Significantly More Peaceful than the Rest of Kosovo in Terms of Interethnic Relations? – Dr. Rok Zupančič
》On the Centennial of the Treaty of Lausanne and Other Bilateral Treaties on the Protection of Minority Rights: The Case of the Balkans – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burcu Taşkın
》Extremism That Leads to Terrorism and Its Social Consequences: The Case of Kosovo – Tringa Dreshaj
》The Transformation of Bulgarian-Russian Relations in the Post-Communist Era: A Neoclassical Realist Analysis – Mustafa Işık
》Implications of the Sociopolitical Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Turkish Aspirations in the Country – Nina Kurt
Session XI
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Turgay Anar
》Turkish Literature in the Albanian Periodicals of the 1930s – Dr. Loreta Loli
》The Effective Risk Communication in Public Health Emergencies – Rikela Fusha
》The Concept of Self in Milazim Krasniqi’s Literary Works – Laureta Rexha
》History of Teaching Turkish in Balkan Turkology Centres – Dr. Özlem Kurt
Session XII
Moderator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Bujamin Bela
》Terms of Othering Toward Muslims in Balkan Media – Dr. Festim Rizanaj
》Emigration’s Impact on Education in Albania – Zeroual Dounıya
》Africa and the Balkan Region: A Comparative Case study on New Media in Nigeria and Türkiye – Bayyina Lawal Kankia
We would like to thank all researchers, professors, and institutions who
have helped organize this congress, wishing them success and prosperity.


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