Ümraniye, a culture and art hub, continues to host guests through its many programs. The Municipality of Ümraniye hosted March 8th International Women's Day with a special program at the Atakent Culture Center.
Historian-writer Talha Uğurluel spoke at the "Women in the Ottoman Empire" themed conference organized by the Municipality of Ümraniye. Uğurluel assessed women's life in the palace during the Ottoman Empire. After the conference, Revnak Women's Sufi Community, founded in 2003 as Turkey's first Women Sufi Music Community, gave a special concert for Women's Day with their sufi music.
Talha Uğurluel: "The importance of women to society was greater during the Ottoman Empire"
Talking at the special program organized for March 8th International Women's Day at the Atakent Culture Centre about "Women in the Ottoman Empire," Talha Uğurluel said that Ottoman women carried an important role in carrying the Turkish-Islamic Culture to today. "If we were to compare the importance of women to the Ottoman society to that given by today's society, the importance of women was greater to the Ottoman society. This is because the in the Ottoman Empire women were both protected and educated in the palaces," said Uğurluel.
After the conference, the Revnak Women's Sufi Community took the stage for a special concert for women and performed their beautiful works. Many showed great interest in the sufi music performed at the Atakent Culture Centre. In performing outstanding examples of sufi music, the Revnak Community gave an unforgettable night to Ümraniye's residents.
At the end of the program, the Municipality of Ümraniye gave carnations to their guests in honour of the significance and importance of the day.