By Ahmet Abdulaziz…..
European University of Lefke (EUL) Faculty of Arts & Science Department of Psychology recently organized a conference themed “Violence from Different Perspectives”.
The conference was attended by academicians, historians, writers and psychologists, who discussed the various aspects of violence. The day long conference, emphasised the great need to understand violence, particularly due to the ever growing instances of violence in every field of our lives.
In the conference Prof. Dr. Oğuz Karakartal presented his paper on “Violence on Women in Poetry: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zihniye Okray discussed “Flirt Violence”. Assoc. Prof. Dr.. İhsan Tayhani presented his views with the title of “A Cross-sectional View on War Law and War Violence:, The Humanistic Approach of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk”.
The Assist. Prof. Dr. Sultan Okumuşoğlu discussed his views on “Justification of Violence: The Dangers created by the Norms and Behaviours that Justify Violence” and Dr. Cemaliye Direktör mentioned the “Politic Psychology and Violence”.
Okumuşoğlu said that even some of the innocent comments on the subject of violence provides support and excuses for the violence and added that for this reason many of the attitudes of the society, which became a sustaining factor on violence, should be changed urgently, including the reception habits of acceptance and excuses for the attacker. Okumuşoğlu further stated that the conference was held in order to shed light on what happened in the world of violence and to search for answers and solutions to the questions and to share and discuss these solutions.
The conference concluded with the verbal and poster presentation of the students.