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Deepen your historical and cultural knowledge of Turkey

Our 2016-17 season lecture topics will be wide ranging: the Gordion excavation of the tomb of King Midas, Ataturk’s pivotal role in Palestine at the close of WWI, an update on the fascinating discoveries at Gobekli Tepe, the U.S. and Turkish relationship between 1800 and 1952, high arts of the Selcuks, and, the mysterious 12th century BCE collapse of civilizations across the Near East.

These events and more — notably, a highly unusual AFOT dinner and a mini-bazaar — are planned for the season. As usual, all our offerings will feature the leading authorities and recognized experts in their fields.

AFOT is a non-profit, all-volunteer, non-membership organization. We are facing an unpredictable future as we adapt to uncertainties. With your support we will continue together to explore the many fascinating facets of Turkish culture and history.

We hope to see you soon.