Art and Culture

Gülse Birsel visited Eastern Mediterranean University

By Ahmet Abdulaziz …

Famous Turkish writer and artist Gülse Birsel delivered a talk at the Eastern Mediterranean University on 18th May 2019. The whole of the Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Congress and Centre, where the talk was given, was filled with students, who applauded her frequently.

Gülse Birsel is a popular name as a result of her famous series televised on various Turkish channels during the last ten years. Her most popular series was “Avrupa Yakası”, a famous serial, which basically dealt with the day to day life in the city of Istanbul, in a humorous cum satirical way. The serial ran for over 5 years on a popular TV channel.

She is a well known column writer and has a number of books to her credit.

The press release issued by the Eastern Mediterranean University, indicated her experiences on the set of her first film “Aile Arasında” as well as popular TV series like Avrupa Yakası and Yalan Dünya Birsel and noted that Jet Sosyete will from now on be 45-50 minutes long and available on digital platforms from October. Also touching upon her plans as an author, Birsel indicated that this year she will only be writing comedy books after revealing that she is currently working on a new book. After humorously speaking about the usage of social media and technology Birsel underlined the importance of being an optimist.

The talk then continued in a question and answer format. Birsel provided the following advice to those in attendance: “If you have a dream start working towards it as soon as possible. Don’t do nothing during summer periods. Gravitate towards whatever you do with ease. Start to be a professional with or without a wage.”

At the end of the talk Gülse Birsel received a plaque of appreciation from EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Sonuç Zorlu Oğurlu.