Mosaic Night | Istanbul

A special evening full of music and warm talk was held under the Al Sharq Mosaic Circle and Istanbul Hub in Istanbul. During the event, Turkish and Arab musicians offered the audience a feast of folk music from their own traditions, representing a mosaic of cultures and art.

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‘The Middle East Perspective: Perceptions and Realities’ | Istanbul

Held in partnership with Al Sharq Youth Istanbul Hub, Kafa Kampüs, a youth platform, and Istanbul Şehir University Center for Modern Turkish Studies, ‘The Middle East Perspective: Perceptions and Realities’ conference took place in Istanbul Şehir University. During the conference, the speakers shared valuable insights on the perception of the Middle East from religious, cultural and political perspectives.

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‘A Game of Nations’| Istanbul

Al Sharq Club held its first political game event under the title of ‘A Game of Nations’ in Istanbul with a wide attendance of active youth from different backgrounds and countries. During the event, participants had the opportunity to use their leadership and diplomacy skills in an exciting game setting.

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“On Short Film” | Istanbul

Al Sharq Youth Istanbul Hub hosted a film screening event titled “On Short Film” under the umbrella of Al Sharq Mosaic Circle. The screening was followed by a warm discussion with the film directors, Bülent Özadaman and Ömer Dişbudak.

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‘Inspiring Projects Series’ | Istanbul

Al Sharq Youth Istanbul Hub hosted İbrahim Halil Üçer, Assistant Professor of Islamic Philosophy, in its first event of ‘Inspiring Projects Series’. Üçer gave an inspiring talk on how the idea of the web-based project ‘The Atlas of Islamic Thought’ came about and developed.


Orientation Sessions | Cape Town

Al Sharq Youth Cape Town Hub held an introductory online meeting with the Horizons Circle coordinator, Osama El Mourabit and the Spotlight Circle coordinator, Tasneem Elnekheely. During the meeting, the coordinators introduced the two circles to the hub members.


Core Team Retreat | March 23rd, 2018

Al Sharq Youth Core Team held a 3-day Retreat in Agva, Istanbul. During the significant event that gathered the 25 coordinators who came together from 12 countries, the team members presented their annual plans for 2018 and discussed the developments in the network.

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Startup Law and Entrepreneurship Summit’ | Istanbul

Al Sharq Youth Istanbul Hub participated in ‘Startup Law and Entrepreneurship Summit’ in Istanbul at Fatih Sultan Mehmet University. During the summit, Istanbul Hub Coordinator, Mustafa Aykut, introduced Al Sharq Ignite Circle to potential young entrepreneurs.