World Mothertongue Day

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Date: February 21, 2012 Tuesday 
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Dolapdere Campus

The program is prepared by the İstanbul Bilgi University's European Institute, Laz Cultural Centre and the Federation of Caucasian Associations. The program is also organized within the framework of the FP7 Project entitled "ACCEPT PLURALISM" (


PANEL: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Mehmedali Barış Beşli - Teaching Laz Language 
Murat Papşu - Circassian Language and its Importance
Muhammad Munavvar Hossain - Bengali Language Movement
Ayhan Kaya - Moderator

MUSIC PERFORMANCE: 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Zahid Anvar (Vocal) and Abdullah Al Mamun (Poetry): Bengali Songs 
Si Wored: Songs in Circassian language
Muhammet Arnavutoğlu: Laz Songs