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Professor MacLean's research inspires UNESCO cultural route in Turkey.

11 October 2013: Babasultan, Turkey. UNESCO Opens  Evliya Celebi Cultural Route

Professor MacLean was among the international team of equestian researchers who completed the 2013 Evlya Celebi Ride from Istanbul to Kutahya.  Video footage of the riders pausuing in Babasultan, outside Bursa, for the ceremonial opening of the Evliya Celebi Cultural Route, can be found below:

Further information is available in a Press Release here

Professor MacLean is founding co-director of Exeter Turkish Studies. As a founding member of the Evliya Çelebi Way Project, he pursues research on historical reenactment and reconnection. The Evliya Çelebi Way Project promotes knowledge of the great Ottoman traveller Evliya Çelebi (1611-c.1683) and public awareness of Ottoman history, while developing trekking routes for sustainable tourism.

In 2009 the Evliya team established the Evliya Çelebi Way by staging a 400 mile equestrian expedition in western Turkey following the route that Evliya described in his ten-volume Seyahatname, or ‘Book of Travels.’ In 2011 UNESCO named Evliya ‘Man of the Year,’ and the Turkish government approved the Evliya Çelebi Way as Turkey’s first equestrian cultural route.

web: www.kent.ac.uk/english/evliya/index.html
blog: http://hoofprinting.blogspot.com/

http://www.thelongridersguild.com/anatolian.htm

The 2009 Evliya expedition was extensively reported in the Turkish press and media

Further information and media coverage of the 2009 expedition are available at the following links:

Online Radio Report (in Turkish):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/turkce/multimedya/2009/12/091214_audio_arts49.shtml[22]

Interviews with Professor MacLean appearing in the Turkish national press

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/seyahat/13015854.asp[5]

http://arama.hurriyet.com.tr/arsivnews.aspx?id=13019363[4]

http://www.radikal.com.tr/Radikal.aspx?aType=RadikalHaberDetay&Date=&ArticleID=959900[17]

 

Online Reports in English:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/apr/10/trekking-turkey-evliya-celebi[2] 
http://www.thelongridersguild.com/anatolian.htm

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/the-way-of-the-courtier-20100430-txri.html

Press notices and coverage

http://newbooksinsouthasianstudies.com/2012/06/09/donna-landry-noble-brutes-how-eastern-horses-transformed-english-culture-john-hopkins-up-2009/

http://todayszaman.com/news-238669-evliya-celebis-legacy-lives-on-four-centuries-later.html

http://www.starkibris.net/index.asp?haberID=118885

http://m.haberler.com/sinirlari-asan-seyyah-evliya-celebi-ve-shakespeare-3580059-haberi/

http://www.adu.edu.tr/tr/index.asp?job=news&i=25708

http://www.sesgazetesiaydin.com/news.php?fn_mode=fullnews&fn_id=4853

http://www.balikesirolay.com/haber/990-evliya-celebi39nin-izini-takip-eden-yabanci-

kim.html?haber=990&puan=5&puan_submit=Puan+Ver

http://www.acikgazete.com/ingiltere/2012/05/03/btkd-den-evliya-celebi-etkinligi.htm

http://m.haberler.com/evliya-celebi-yolu-kitaplastirildi-3317497-haberi/

http://www.olay.com.tr/haber/bursa-bolge/evliya-celebinin-yolunu-40-gunde-astilar-95031.html

http://www.focushaber.com/ingiliz-ati-aslinda-turk-ati-h-8793.html

http://arama.hurriyet.com.tr/arsivnewsmobile.aspx?id=13019363

http://www.kadiningazetesi.com/Content.aspx?ID=21227&Type=2

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/seyahat/15552155_p.asp

http://www.eurovizyon.co.uk/banner.php?id=30

http://www.radikal.com.tr/Radikal.aspx?aType=HaberYazdir&ArticleID=1017842

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/apr/10/trekking-turkey-evliya-celebi

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/the-way-of-the-courtier-20100430-txri.html

http://arama.hurriyet.com.tr/arsivnews.aspx?id=13019363

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/seyahat/13015854.asp

http://www.ntvmsnbc.com/id/25010733/

http://tatil-ucuz-otel.blogspot.com/2009/12/at-srtnda-evliya-celebinin-izinde.html

http://www.btv.com.tr/haber_detay.asp?haberID=1786

http://www.dunyabulteni.net/news_detail.php?id=94789

http://www.medya73.com/kutahyada-evliya-celebi-yolu-projesi-haberi-74284.html

http://www.hobimlemutluyum.com/haber/1967/19/0/at-sirtinda-evliya-celebinin-izinde.aspx

http://www.radikal.com.tr/Radikal.aspx?aType=RadikalHaberDetay&Date=&ArticleID=959900

http://kitap-haberleri.blogspot.com/2009/12/at-srtnda-evliya-celebinin-izinde.html

http://www.usakolay.com/haber/yazdir.asp?ID=141

http://www.haberciniz.biz/haber/at-sirtinda-evliya-celebinin-izinden-gidiyorlar-usak--716173.html

http://www.kurumsalhaberler.com/tjk/bultenler/turkiye-jokey-kulubunden-turk-kulturunun-tanitimina-destek/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/turkce/multimedya/2009/12/091214_audio_arts49.shtml

http://www.yeniasir.com.tr/HayatinIcinden/2009/10/28/ercanin_beni_mesajla_uyardigi_dogru_degil

http://yenisafak.com.tr/Yazarlar/?i=19265&y=MustafaKutlu

http://www.vatanbir.org/haber/2396/kutahyada-verdim-the-mola

http://www.kutahyahaber.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=386

http://www.turizminsesi.com/haber/bes-kisilik-gezginler-kutahyada-4522.htm

http://www.haberingundemi.com/haber/Evliya-Celebi-nin-kemikleri-sizlayacak/7441

http://tatil-turu.blogspot.com/2009/12/yalovadan-mekkeye-evliya-celebinin.html

http://www.t24.com.tr/haberdetay/61255.aspx