Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association‘s virtual event, October 1, 2021, 9 AM (PDT), online
About the event: OTSA’s « Turkey Now! » virtual event series continues with a session on Osman Kavala.We will present a brief summary of the achievements of the Turkish businessperson, activist, philanthropist, and political prisoner Osman Kavala, focus on the history of the cases brought against him since his detention in 2017, and also discuss what Turkey and the world are missing as long as he is kept in a Turkish prison in defiance of the European Court of Human Rights. Contributors to the event (in alphabetical order of their last names) include Anthony Barnett, Milena Büyüm, Zeynep Çelik, Murat Çelikkan, Asena Günal, Cemal Kafadar, Nigel Osborne, Carsten Paludan-Müller, Jennifer Robinson, Sona Tatoyan, Emma Sinclair-Webb, and Thomas de Waal. Two members of the European Parliament, Sergey Lagodinsky and Nacho Sánchez Amor, are also expected to make guest appearances in the first hour.