Near East University Faculty of Communication has been represented via two presentations

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Near East University Faculty of Communication has been represented via two presentations

Near East University Faculty of Communication has been represented at the 1st International Mediterranean Scientific Research Congress; jointşy orlganised by Cyprus West University, TRNC Yörükler Association, Institute for Economic Development and Social Research

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Vice Dean of Faculty of Communication o Near East University and Head of Department of Radio, TV and Cinema Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fevzi Kasap; Vice Principal of Institute of Social Sciences Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayhan Dolunay; Academic member of Department of Journalism Assist. Prof. Dr. Çağdaş Öğüç; Academic Member of Department of Radio, TV and Cinema Assist. Prof. Dr. Pelin Agocuk; and Academic Member Zeyde Yalıner Örek attended the 1st International Mediterranean Scientific Research Congress, held in Famagusta.

Academic Member of the Faculty of Communication made a presentation titled as “Turkish Cypriot Nationalism during the British Colonial Administration Period, Struggle for Existence and Relations with Turkey: Sample of Mehmet Remzi Okan and Söz Newspaper” and “The Effects of Turkish Cinema Before 1974 on Turkish Cypriot National Struggle”.

Ottoman sovereignty and British colonial period was scrutinised in the presentations and the significance and effect of Söz Newspaper and Mehmet Remzi Okan during the process of forming relations with Turkey. In the study, it was revealed that founded by the Turkish Cypriot Mehmet Remzi Okan and the first newspaper on the island to publish with the Latin alphabet, Söz Newspaper, had kept the relations with Turkey rather dynamic and ensured the continuation of the bond between the Turkish Cypriots and mother-land Turkey to continue. Examples and references were made regarding incidents especially during the War of Independence, involving the sending the aids collected on the island to Turkey, and that Atatürk and İsmet İnönü supported the activities of Söz Newspaper and Mehmet Remzi Okan.

Near East University Faculty of Communication has been represented via two presentations

The effects of the cinema produced prior to 1974 on the Cyprus Turkish National Struggle were examined
In the other presentation made at the congress, films taken during 1959-1974 were gathered and some of them were selected by random sampling method formed the basis of the discourse analysis. In this context, discourse analysis of the two films, “Female Enemy” which was directed by Nejat Saydam in 1966 and “Sezercik Küçük Mücahit” film directed by Ertem Göreç in 1974 was made and the history of the Turkish Cypriot National Struggle was examined through the phenomenon of nationalism.

Therefore, the study focused on the films shown in Cyprus before 1974 and dealt with films on Cyprus taken up in the Turkish cinema. Through the study, contribution was made to the literature via the phenomenon of nationalism in cinema. Additionally, their impact on the history of Turkish Cypriot national struggle was evaluated in historical and social context.

The aim of the study was to examine the effects of the Turkish cinema produced prior to 1974 on the Turkish Cypriot national struggle and scrutinise the culture of cinema. Turkish Cypriot were seen as a minority group during this period and it was stated that cinema was the most effective means of getting rid of the pressures Turkish Cypriots endured, preserving its national values and finding morale. The films about Cyprus before 1974 in Turkish cinema, were used as a propaganda tool; in addition to acting as a means of influence on the national feelings of Turkish Cypriots.