Certificate in Teaching English to Adults (CELTA) program is being given at Near East University

This certificate program is a practical English language teaching qualification that gives you the essential knowledge and experience to teach English as a second language. The program will run at Near East University by a group of experts What is CELTA? It is an internationally recognised certificate program through which you are equipped with contemporary teaching techniques which qualify you as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. It is suitable for graduates who have no experience in teaching and/or who have a limited experience and would like to improve their teaching skills while acquiring a world-wide recognised certificate by Cambridge University. CELTA is a ‘must’ qualification for teachers who are planning to work at different locations around the world and make a living. Furthermore, having a CELTA certificate is also a beneficial qualification with regard to having a positive outcome to job applications. CELTA is the initial certificate program on the path to getting a TEFL; which is the most accredited and required program worldwide. The CELTA course consists of basic methods which is essential for English teachers.  

Red Crescent Club has been founded at Near East University… At an event held by the Club, information on “Nutrition according to blood type” was provided

In order to raise Near East University students’ awareness on the significance of donating blood, and encourage regular and voluntary donations to be made, a Red Crescent Club was founded at Near East University. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Publıc Relations of Near East University, the Red Crescent Club was founded at the helm of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kaya Süer and NEU Faculty of Dentistry student Tuğbay Oğuz Sezer and the Club mainly aims to support the blood donation need of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Many educative seminars and events will be held at the Club all of which will support the educational process of the Near East University students; helping to raise their awareness on the significance of blood donation and encouraging them to voluntarily continue to donate throughout their life-times. Near East University Red Crescent Club is currently running raising awareness meetings on Tuesdays each week throughout the academic calendar. It was pointed out that during the last meeting Dietician Bengisu Eken provided the students detailed information on nutrition in according to blood type. Nutrition plan must be made in accordance with a person’s blood type… Dietician Bengisu Eken provided details regarding a person’s blood type and style of nutrition with regard to the environment which a person lives in; stressing the strong connection between these concepts. She emphasised the importance of being aware of how compounds as part of nutrition could positively or negatively have an impact on blood. Therefore, she stressed that there is a need for people to reassess their food intake to positively balance their health with regard to nutrition. Furthermore, she pointed out that beneficial compounds in the blood speeded up the blood flow, and harmful compounds in our blood are transported to our organs; which in return harm the organs and cause various diseases. Dietician Bengisu Eken expressed that it was also possible to encounter unexpected incidents due to blood types and nutrition in an inappropriate style caused/triggered certain diseases; sometimes seen through ‘intolerance’ or as ‘allergies’. Additionally, Bengisu Eken explained how certain blood types needed to do different types of physical exercises, and that some injuries were caused due to not knowing the ideal nutrition with regard to one’s blood type. Excessive usage of beneficial foods could also harm a person as they could cause hypertention, diabetes, excessiveweight gain and cancer. It is possible to follow the events held by the club from the social media… Those who are interested in keeping an eye on the events held by the Near East University Red Crescent Club are advised to follow the social media account of the Club. These are: Instagram:ydu_kizilay, Facebook: Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi Kızılay Kulübü, and Twitter: ydu_kizilay

Near East University Faculty of Theology held “What the theologians should know about Religion-Health relations” conference

Within the scope of Tuesday Conferences of the Faculty of Theology hosted Professor. Dr. Ali Ayten, Professor of Marmara University. Prof.Ali Ayten; “In West, religion has emerged as a field of expertise in relationw ith health as a religious/spiritual counseling”. According to the press information issued by the Near East University Directorate of Press and Public Relations, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Mahfuz SÖYLEMEZ and Prof.Dr. Ali Ayten, who was followed with interest by the students of the faculty, talked about “What the theologians should know about Religion-Health relations”. Prof. Dr. Ayten said at the conference, “Psychology and psychiatry have taken many different forms in the contribution of religion and spirituality to health. Especially since the 1980s, studies have been increasing in this regard with the emergence of positive psychology that has gained momentum in this field. Often, studies have focused on the role of religion in protecting and preventing mental and physical illnesses, as well as on the treatment of diseases and the contribution of religious and spiritual values in the process of healing. In this context, religion / spiritual counseling and care in the West has emerged as a field of expertise in connection with the relationship of health. ” Prof. Dr. Ali Ayten said that “Preliminary break-up will be the main contribution of religious officials to provide support to individuals from psychiatry and psychology specialists” Prof. Dr. Ayten also said, “There are some things in Turkey that need to be learned as part of the training of the theologists studying in the field, It is important that the theologians and the various institutions should fulfill their duty to provide moral support and to inform the religious and health-related issues that they will encounter while serving as religious educators in the society and direct people to the right health resources. Particularly, in the case of mental disorders, the stigma and prejudice will be broken and the individuals will be supported by psychiatric and psychological specialists. This seems to be important for the individual’s health as well as for the quality of religious life. This talk focuses on what a therapist should know about the relation of religion and health. ” Said. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Mahfuz Söylemz, Dean of Faculty of Theology, said that the subject of next Tuesday Conference will be “To Be A Scientist In The 21st Century” and the speaker will be Prof.Dr.Mustafa Doğan Karacoşkun from Kilis University .

A Breathtaking Turkish Derby in FIBA EuroLeague: Near East University vs Fenerbahçe

Regular Season Gameday 6 in FIBA EuroLeague Women will be the scene of a breathtaking derby between two contender Turkish teams of Group B; Near East University and Fenebahçe. According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team is hosting Fenerbahçe at Caferağa Sport Saloon at 17:30 (GMT + 2) (18.30 Turkey’s local time), on Wednesday 29 November 2017. Basketball enthusiasts can watch this thrilling game live on BRT 1 HD, on web-page www.fiba.com, or on the official Facebook account of Near East University Women’s Basketball Team. Familia Schio leads Group B with 9 points where Near East University ranks the second place with 9 points and Fenerbahçe ranks the third place with 9 points. Top three teams of the group have 4 wins and 1 defeat. Zafer Kalaycıoğlu: Defense is the Key of This Match…..” Evaluating the game that they would play versus Fenerbahçe, the Head Coach of Near East University Women’s Basketball Team, Zafer Kalaycıoğlu stated that it was an important and a remarkable match. Stating that Quanitra Hollingsworth, who injured in the National Team, was still suffering from injury, Kalaycıoğlu highlighted that Near East University was a team with strong defense that had the lowest agt and highest average in Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League. “Defense is the key of this game. We will show ultimate attention to reflect our defensive capacity in full on the court. The performance we will exhibit at the start of the game is very important. Our opponent also has good and effective players; they have made all necessary preparations for this match. With full attention and concentration, we want to exhibit the ultimate performance and win this challenging game. I think it will be a high-tempo and quality match” said he.

New Academic Publications from Near East University Faculty of Communication, Radio Television and Cinema Department

Having commitment to achieving excellence in all domains of education, Near East University continues to embrace scientific studies as a path to innovation, collaboration and excellence. Within this fundamental scope, the academic staff of the university keeps their scientific studies at full stream to pave the way for the university and Turkish Cypriot Community towards better points in science. The recent scholar publications of the academic staff affiliated to Near East University Faculty of Communication Department of Radio-TV and Cinema have taken their places in the world of science once again. 5 articles accessible at WoS SSCI, 2 articles accessible at Scopus index, and 3 books According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, the academic staff of Department of RTC (Radio-TV and Cinema) keeps conducting scientific studies that make sound in social sciences world. Aiming to be the leading actor in their field, the academic staff of RTC has issued articles and books of high quality content including 5 scholar articles that accessible on Thomson Reuters Web of Sciences (WoS) SSCI, 2 scholar articles, which are on Scopus publication acceptance, 2 published scientific books, and 1 book with publication acceptance. Common Mind and Perseverance is the Key for Success Touching upon the crucial role of some factors such as collaboration, devotion, information exchange, perseverance and common reasoning in ensuring progress in science, the Head of Department of RTC, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fevzi Kasap stated that they worked together with the Acting Dean of Faculty of Communication, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökçe Keçeci and other faculty members for some relevant studies that required interdisciplinary collaboration. Indicating that the valuable opportunities provided by Near East University and the important contributions of their colleagues to the joint studies were very pleasing, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kasap highlighted that their scientific studies would continue with the same determination and progressive goal. The article titles of the related studies carried out recently are as follows: Ayhan Dolunay & Fevzi Kasap & Gökçe Keçeci, Freedom of Mass Communication in the Digital Age in the Case of the Internet: “Freedom House” and the USA Example; Fevzi Kasap & Pınar Gürçınar, Social exclusion of life in the written media of the disabilities: the importance of media literacy and education; Ayhan Dolunay & Fevzi Kasap, Freedom of the press in the digital age within the frameworks of ethics, law and democracy education: example of the North Cyprus; Fevzi Kasap & Ayhan Dolunay & Mustafa Kavaz, Television as an educational vehicle in Turkey: presentation of violence in news bulletin; Meltem Dursun Bilgin & Mustafa Ufuk Çelik & E. Sinem Kasımoğlu, The role of communication in tolerance education; Çağdaş Ögüç & Ayhan Dolunay & Fevzi Kasap, The Representation Of The Victim As A Social Construction In Court News; Ayhan Dolunay & Çağdaş Ögüç & Fevzi Kasap, The Educational Qualification Of Social Media: A Search For A New Public Sphere; The books are as follows: Ayhan Dolunay & Gökçe Keçeci & Fevzi Kasap, İletişim ve Sözlü Tarih I: Kıbrıs’ta Türk-Rum Ortak Yaşamı; (Communication and Oral History I: Turkish-Greek Common Life in Cyprus), Ayhan Dolunay & Gökçe Keçeci, Göç ve Göçmen Olgusu Çerçevesinde KKTC Surlariçi; (TRNC Walled City in the Framework of Migration and Migrants), Fevzi Kasap, Barış Kültürünün Oluşmasında Kıbrıs Temalı Filmler: 1960-2000 Döneminde Üretilen Filmler Üzerine Bir İnceleme. (Cyprus Thematic Movies in Establishing Culture of Peace: An Investigation on Films Produced in 1960-2000 Period.1960-2000

Near East University pulled out an easy win at the away game….. OGM Ormanspor: 45 – Near East University: 78

Facing OGM Ormanspor on gameday 7 of Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League, Near East University won this away game by a net score 45-78. According to the info released by the Near East University Sports Club, Near East University Women’s Basketball Team faced OGM Ormanspor at Ankara M. Sait Sport Saloon and outscored its opponent 33 points. Having been effective in all periods, Near East University pulled out an easy win and defeated its rival by a net score 45-78. The periods were completed as 13-20, 21-42, 32-64 and 45-78. Near East University started the first period with a high tempo to grasp and get the game. Exhibiting high performance in all zones, Near East University led the first period 13-20. With three-point shots, Jantel Lavender carried the score difference to double digit (15-26) at the 3rd minute of the second period. Versatile players of Near East University kept getting inside the paint and driving the ball to basket. Near East University scored 22 points while the opponent team scored 8 points. Near East University led the game and completed the first half by a net score 21-42. Kept dominating the game by exhibiting stunning performance, Near East University suppressed its opponent in the third period and ran up the score. Outscoring its rival with 32 points, Near East University won this period by a net score 32-64 Without resting on its score advantage, Near East University kept playing effectively by exhibiting striking performance in defense and offence, Near East University outscored by 33 points and defeated its opponent 45-78. Due to her slight injury, Quanitra Hollingsworth was rested and she didn’t take the court. NEU’s 3 players on the bench took place in the game respectively during player substitutions. The successful center (pivot) of Near East University, Jantel Lavender, whose current performance is very striking, has left her mark on the game by achieving double-double (17 pts, 12 rebounds). Standouts: Near East University: Jantel Lavender 17 pts, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, Courtney Vandersloot 13 pts, Kayla McBride 11 pts, Bahar Çağlar 10 pts, Cansu Köksal 9 pts, Ann Wauters 8 pts, Olcay Çakır 6 pts, Gökçe Doğan 4 pts. OGM Ormanspor: Luca Ivankovic 11 pts, 12 rebounds, Damla Gezgin 9 pts, Simay Karaman 9 pts.

Tuition Fees for the Academic Year of 2017-2018

New students registering in 2017 or after 2017 are required to pay for their tuition fees as Turkish Liras in amounts identified on aday.neu.edu.tr. Registry renewing students are required to make their tuition fee payments either as Euros or as Turkish Liras. The preferred currency for payment will be the currency required until graduation. The payment method for students, existing students (registered in 2016 or before) who choose to pay in Turkish Liras will be as follows: Students renewing their registries and who chose to pay their tuition fees in Turkish Liras are required to inform the NEU Registrar’s Office. Registry renewing students who chose to pay their tuition fees may make their payments as pay in full or, as 2 or 8 instalments. Students who choose to make their payments as Turkish Liras (annually) are required to make their complete payment (pay in full) by 8th September, 2017. Students who choose to pay as Turkish Liras in 2 instalments will be charged 10% delay interest. The due payment days are 8th September 2017 and 8th January 2018. (Medical and Dentistry Students may pay each semester in full). Students who choose to pay as Turkish Liras in 8 instalments will be charged 15% delay interest. The instalments are to be paid on 8th September 2017; 8th November 2017: 8th December 2017; 8th January 2018, 8th February 2018; 8th March 2018; 8th April 2018. (Medical and Dentistry Students will be charged 10% delay interest). Tuition fees to be paid in Turkish Liras (TL) will be adjusted in accordance with inflation rate annually. On the other hand, tuition fees of students who have chosen to pay in Euros will remain the same until graduation. Registry renewing students (existing students from 2016 and before) who chose to pay in Euros their selected method of payment will continue in the same way (as pay in full, or as in 2 or 8 instalments.) Registry renewing students who have chosen to pay in Euros may make their payments as pay in full, or pay as 2or 8 instalments. Existing students paying Euros in full (pay tuition fee in full annually) are required to make their complete payments by 8th September 2017 Students who chose to pay in 2 instalments are required to make their payments due in 8th September 2017 and 8th January 2018. Students who chose to pay Euros in 8 instalments will be charged 10% delay interest. The payment dates are 8th September 2017, 8th October, 2017, 8th November 2017, 8th December 2017, 8th January 2018, 8th February 2018, 8th March 2018 and 8th April 2018. The selected currency for payment for the Academic Year of 2017-2018 will remain the same until graduation.

Academic Member of Near East University Atatürk Faculty of Education and Irfan Günsel Research Centre publishes a book on “Environmental Education”

As part of the “sustainable environmental education program for teachers” program developed by Head of Department of Classroom Teaching of Near East University and Researcher at Irfan Günsel Research Centre Assist. Prof. Dr. Nazım Kaşot, the book titled as “Environmental Education” has been published by Eğiten Kitap publishing house. Making a statement to the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nazım Kaşot stated that the program was developed in accordance with the needs analysis of teachers working under the body of Directorate of Secondary Education and Technical Vocational Education. He added that the needs analysis revealed that the teachers needed information and an integration program on issues regarding Basic Environment and Ecology; Biological Diversity; Environmental Problems; Cultural Heritage; Environmentally Aware Consumerism; Recycling; Environmental Health; Preventing Environmental Pollution with Education: Environmental Ethics; Nature Photography; Environment Protection and Sustainability. Prof. Dr. Nazım Kaşot stated that a book had been published aiming to fit this need and added that although the book was written to be used by teachers, teacher candidates could also make use of it as a comprehensive resource. It was pointed out that the Atatürk Faculty of Education and the Irfan Günsel Research Centre held a promotion day at the foyer of Near East University Grand Library to which Minister of Tourism and Environment Fikri Ataoğlu; General Director of Communal Democracy Party Cemal Özyiğit and many NEU Academics and Students attended. Fikri Ataoğlu: “The program developed by Assist. Prof. Dr. Nazım Kaşot and the book he wrote will make a major contribution to environmental education” The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Minister of Tourism and Environment Fikri Ataoğlu made an opening speech at the promotion event of the book and stated that the program which was developed by Assist. Prof. Dr. Nazım Kaşot and the book written by him will make a significant contribution to environmental education. Subsequent to Fikri Ataoğlu’s speech, a speech by Prof. Dr. Gökmen Dağlı and Assist Prof. Dr. Kemal Batman were given, where they both made emphasis on the essentiality of environmental education. Later, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nazım Kaşot provided details regarding the developmental process of the program and the writing of the book titled as “Environmental Education”. The signing ceremony of the book ended after Assist. Prof. Dr. Nazım Kaşot signed his books. It was pointed out that the book will be on sale in Northern Cyprus and in Turkey as a course book on environmental education.

Two University Hospitals jointly founded a Coronary Failure Centre

Near East University Hospital and Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital jointly founded a Coronary Failure Centre where the Lifelong Medical Examination Expenses of Advanced Coronary Disease Patients will be provided by the Foundation. A press conference was held by Departments of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery of Near East University Hospital and Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital. It was stated that the ‘Coronary Failure Centre’ was jointly founded by the two University Hospitals so as to raise the public’s awareness on cardiovascular diseases, to provide holistic medicine opportunities to patients and to raise awareness on future applications. During the press conference, it was stated that the medical expenses of patients diagnosed with advanced coronary disease will be provided by the Foundation; expenses regarding lifelong examinations, as outpatients, and medical follow-ups. Coronary Failure Centre will be providing health services with its 15 cardiology and cardiovascular surgery specialists… During the press conference, Chief Physician of Near East University Hospital Dr. Sevim Erkmen; Chief Physician of Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital Prof. Dr. Nail Bulakbaşı; Head of Department of Cardiology of Near East University Prof. Dr. Hamza Duygu; Head of Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of Near East University Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz; Specialist at Department of Cardiology of Near East University Hospital Prof. Dr. Onur Akpınar; Chief Physician of Coronary Failure Centre Assist. Prof. Dr. Hatice Kemal; Head of Department of Cardiology of Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uğur Coşkun; Specialists in Department of Cardiology of Near East University Hospital Assoc. Prof. Dr. Levent Cerit and Dr. Belma Taşel were present at the press conference as details on the Coronary Failure Centre was provided. The opening speech of the press conference was done by Chief Physician of Near East University Hospital Dr. Sevim Erkmen. During her speech, she emphasised the vital significance of coronary failure and that this was a disease threatening people throughout the world; such that the death toll from coronary failure is rated as 1st. She emphasised that the rate of keeping patients with this disease alive was much lower than patients with colon, breast and prostate cancers. In this regard, she stressed the significance and the essentiality of founding a coronary failure centre. Prof. Dr. Hamza Duygu: “With this program which we initiated to follow-up coronary failure patients on the island, we will be able to make diagnosis, examinations and relative treatments…” Making a speech, Head of Department of Cardiology of Near East University Hospital Prof. Dr. Hamza Duygu, expressed that they were aiming to raise awareness on coronary failure as it was a disease that had become more common over the past few years. He added that coronary failure became such a common disease that it was observed more widely than many other different cancer types, and in fact much fatal than other diseases. In this regard, he stressed the significance of raising awareness on this disease and added that it was necessary to provide opportunities for early diagnosis and relative treatments. He explained that coronary failure was a clinical symptom in which the heart muscle is deprived of the blood necessary to meet its functional needs as a result of narrowing or blocking of one or more of the coronary arteries. Prof. Dr. Hamza Duygu further asserted that heart diseases were observed in 2% of the population and that it was quite common due to aging populations. Assist. Prof. Dr. Hatice Kemal: “It is rather important to provide a team of experts at a single location to help advanced coronary disease patients in terms of early intervention so as to extend the patients’ life expectancy”. Assist. Prof. Dr. Hatice Kemal stated that Ege University in Turkey has a very significant Coronary Failure Centre and that she had the honour of working there as she provided health services to coronary failure patients. She stressed that it was rather important to provide a centre as such where a team of experts can improve the life quality of patients, extend their life expectancy via regular check-ups and follow-ups on drug usage. She emphasised that every patient with coronary disease needs to have a good rapport with his/her doctor and that there is always the possibility of their health condition getting worse and therefore are in need of regular controls. Assist. Prof. Dr. Hatice Kemal further asserted that the Coronary Failure Centre founded by Near East University Hospital and Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital, will be a centre that will provide advanced coronary disease patients to have regular check-ups by experienced and highly skilled specialists. Their regular check-ups will be provided free of charge and the patients will be able to consult experts for possible treatment and prospective surgery options. Assist. Prof. Dr. Hatice Kemal provided further details on contemporary drugs used in the field and stated that these drugs had the potential to extend lives of coronary disease patients. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uğur Coşkun: “This centre will help to fully raise the awareness of patients” Also making a statement, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uğur Coşkun stated that the Coronary Failure Centre will be cooperating with Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital and that early diagnosis of this disease was very significant. Furthermore, regular check-ups were as necessary and essential as early diagnosis, therefore, coronary disease patients were going to be provided regular check-ups every three months. Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz: “As the Near East University Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery team, we are ready to carry out all sorts of cardiovascular surgeries!” Head of Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of Near East University Hospital, Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz asserted that the cardiovascular surgery team was ready to perform and they were many experienced in many different types of cardiovascular surgeries such as coronary bypass and valve surgeries. However, despite these medical and surgical interventions, there could be patients whose health condition may not be kept under control; in which case they needed to perform a heart transplant. Prof. Dr. Aşkın Ali Korkmaz proudly emphasised that they were quite experienced in heart transplant surgeries as well. He added that certain certificates were required and that Assist. Prof. Dr. Özlem Balcıoğlu had the required certificates as well as the required experience for these surgeries.

Near East University Faculty of Dentistry Dean’s Message for Dentistry Day

Prof. Dr. Mutahhar ULUSOY, Dean of NEU Faculty of Dentistry, delivered a message: “Driven by our mission, and under the light of contemporary science and with the high-end equipment of the world’s most advanced technologies, as Near East University Faculty of Dentistry, we have been continuing to strive to achieve excellence in everything we do since 2007. Dentistry is one of the most important fields of Health Sciences. Oral & Dental health is essential to general health and quality of life. Dentistry faculties, which are growing in number in our countries, strive to contribute to this scientific education process. Under the light of the contemporary science, driven by its fundamental mission since 2007, high-tech equipped Near East University Faculty of Dentistry has been progressing on its way by embracing quality education as a path to innovation, learning, mutual respect and excellence. The history of dentistry is almost as ancient as the history of humanity and civilization. However, in the contemporary meaning, we are celebrating the 109th anniversary of it. Every year November 22 and the week it is in is celebrated as Dentistry Day/Week. With all my cordial wishes, I celebrate our Dentistry Day/week. From Primitive dental care to contemporary Dentistry… In Early Ages, people suffering from toothache tried almost everything to alleviate the discomfort associated with toothache. Those standing out with special talents or those that believed to have metaphysical powers were asked to provide dental care. They used primitive methods for treating decayed teeth and gum disease, and extracting teeth. They used animal teeth, cadaveric teeth or pebbles to replace the missing teeth. They described a “tooth worm” as the cause of dental caries and used drops made of boiled earthworms to reduce pain and to fight against tooth decay. During the Middle Ages and throughout the 19th century, dentistry was not a profession in itself, and often dental procedures were performed by barbers or general physicians. When we look at the history of humanity, it seems that some applications had been performed which can be considered as the firsts of today’s techniques. For example, we know that implant was performed in the 10th century in Andalusia. On such days, we should look at history to understand the way covered by dentistry, and we need to commemorate those in recognition of their efforts exerted for the establishment of dentistry as a profession Due to some reasons, Ottoman medicine and dentistry fell behind the medical sciences developed in Europe. While dentistry was considered as a distinct field of education in Europe, physicians dealt with dentistry in Ottomans. In Evliya Çelebi’s Seyahatname, there are records that the physicians dealt with the dentistry. Based on this book, we know that in the 18th Century there were 400 surgeons in Istanbul who travelled from village to village to provide dental care including tooth extraction and abscess drainage. Resources proclaim that the foreign nationality doctors and pharmacists having diplomas also came to our country and took charges both in the Ottoman palace and in the military state hospitals. Also, diplomas were given or sold to the persons who trained on master and apprentice basis and agreed to work in colonies. Even though these persons were not physicians, they took charge in Ottoman palace. In the Ottoman Empire, there were groups including surgeons, physicians, the persons, who were licensed as dentist after a simple exam, realizing the profession of the dentistry before the opening of the “Dişçi Mektebi” (“School of Dentists”). While the situation in the country was in such a negative situation, in 1908 the Minister of National Education, Emrullah Efendi, asked Cemil Topuzlu Pasha, who had specialized in surgery in Europe, to open ‘Dişçi Mektebi’ (School of Dentists). The buildings, which were left empty with the moving of the Sivil Tıbbiye (Civil Medical School) from Kadırga to Haydarpaşa, were allocated for the Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing Midwifery Schools. On November 22 1908, the budget for Dişçi Mektebi was approved and official structuring began. This date that we celebrate its 109th anniversary today is a milestone for scientific, contemporary Turkish dentistry education. Cemil (Topuzlu) Pasha, Emrullah Efendi and Halit Şazi Bey had important roles in the establishment of the Dişçi Mektebi (School of Dentists). The profession and training of dentistry in the professional meaning was started with the opening of the “Dişçi Mektebi” (“School of Dentists”). I would like to commemorate the deceased ones, who exerted effort for establishing dentistry as a profession, with mercy and gratitude, and I wish health and well-being for our colleagues who currently exert effort for dentistry with contemporary educational mission.
tercih robotu