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Turkish Culture & Turkish Community

IDI GTA convenes “Radicalization and Homegrown Extremism” panel

Colonel Guy Chapdelaine from the Office of the Chaplain General, National Defence Headquarters, led off with carefully considered thoughts on the nature of extremism itself. He stressed that our religions must be practiced in the open, through exchange, respect, and understanding. For him, education is vital, not only concerning the beliefs of others, but concerning […]

“Experiencing a Ramadan feast while the rest of Ottawa sleeps

IDI-Ottawa’s Ramadan pre-dawn breakfast program was covered on the daily Ottawa Citizen.

Intercultural Dialogue Institute-Ottawa’s 2015 Ramadan predawn (or suhoor) breakfast program made it to the Ottawa Citizen, a prominent daily of the Nation’s Capital. Alison Mah, reporter of the Ottawa Citizen was the guest of the Mr. Demir & Mrs.Nurcan Topcuoglu family for suhoor meal […]

4th Annual Public Heroes Awards Ceremony

Intercultural Dialogue Institute-Ottawa, in partnership with Ottawa Police, Fire and Paramedic Services held the Fourth Annual Public Heroes Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony and dinner kicked off with the bagpipes ceremony performed by the ceremonial unit of the Ottawa Police Service and national anthem sang by Yasemin Bayindir. Hon. Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety […]

Gülen presented with prestigious award for dedication to peace

2015 Ghandi King Ikeda Peace Award to Fethullah Gulen

Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has been presented with a prestigious peace award in recognition of his “life-long dedication to promoting peace and human rights” at Atlanta’s Morehouse College, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s alma mater. The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College honored Gülen […]

An IDI Tradition: Intercultural Study Trips

IDI organizes a small number of intercultural study trips every year for people of influence in the community such as members of parliaments, representatives of NGOs, professors, bureaucrats and businessmen. This year groups from GTA, Ottawa and Edmonton have either travelled to Turkey and Azerbaijan as part of the intercultural study trips. Early in May, […]

Second Road Map: “Graduation and Beyond”

Theme for Road Map 2015 was “Graduation and Beyond” and it designed to target the business and educational needs of young aspiring graduates and young professionals, including firms and businesses looking for diverse skills and talents to join their workforce.

Turkish Canadian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with ABC Association held its second Road Map: “Graduation […]

Anatolian Cultural Center Opened in Regina

Program started with federal speaker of House Hon. Andrew Scheer, NDP, Deputy leader MLA(milletkeveikli) Trent Wotherspoon, MLA Laura Roos, Governor of Saskatchewan Private Secretary Heather Salloum, City Councillor Mike O’Donnell ribbon cutting.

Intercultural Diloag Institute Regina and Anatolian Cultural Centre opened their own new building in Saskatchewan, Regina. Federal Hose speaker Hon. Andrew Scheer” To day […]

May Everyday be Eid

Dicle Islamic Foundation brought together the Muslim community for Eid. The people gathered together and commemorated the festivities. It was also an Eid to remember for the children who got to step into a police car and ride stampeding stallions courtesy of the Toronto Police Service.
May

Public Lecture & Book Signing: Islam’s Jesus

Shared belief in Jesus presents an excellent opportunity for understanding between Muslims and Christians. Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) Calgary, University of Calgary Faith and Spirituality Center and St. David United Church partnered to bring the author of the book Islam’s Jesus, Zeki Saritoprak, to Calgary. Few people realize that Jesus was a prominent messenger of […]

Turkic World Reception in Regina Parliament

AHF hosted 2.annual friendship reception for the Members of Legislative Assemblies in Saskatchewan Regina. Turkic communities at the Legislative Assemblies of Saskatchewan  aimed to establish a landmark relations for Turkish Canadians resembling the Turkic Canadian solidarity. The Reception also serves as a venue to share the Turkish Heritage in Canada and to celebrate Turkic societies’ […]