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Presentation of the book entitled: "VENIZELOS - ATATURK and the Diplomat ENIS BEY"


Topic: “Presentation of the book entitled: VENIZELOS - ATATURK and the Diplomat ENIS BEY”


Research Center Mohammed Ali (MOHA), is pleased to announce the presentation of the book entitled “VENIZELOS - ATATURK and the Diplomat ENIS BEY”, that will take place at the Grande Salle of Imaret, Kavala, on Saturday 3rd of June 2017, at 20:00.


The event will be attended by the following speakers:


  • Enis Tulça (Author of the book and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Galatasaray University)
  • İlber Ortayli (Turkish Historian and Professor of History, Galatasaray University)
  • Pavlos Apostolidis (Greek Diplomat, Honorary Ambassador)
  • Thanos Veremis (Greek Historian and Professor of Political History in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens)



The book will be presented by the journalist Mr.Manolis Kostidis and the coordination will be done by the journalist of "Kathimerini", Mrs.Margarita Pournara.


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Kind regards,

Board of Directors

Research Center MOHA

"The Imperial City through the eyes of children"

"The Imperial City through the eyes of children"

Educational program
May 26-28, 2017
Mohammed Ali House, Kavala

MOHA Research Center, in the context of the solo painting exhibition "Constantinople" by Mr.Andreas Georgiadis, organizes at the House of Mohammed Ali in Kavala, in cooperation with the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul, an educational program entitled “The imperial City through the eyes of children " for students 12-15 years old.

In the 3-Day educational program there will be participating children from both Greece (Kavala) and Turkey (Istanbul) under the guidance of the training staff of Sakip Sabanci Museum and the painter mr.Georgiadis. The project will include 5 workshops based on a historical immersion into 17 centuries of the emblematic City, as presented by the painter in his homonymous exhibition. The workshops will include city tours, creative writing, painting atelier on canvas with acrylics, as well as postcard and jewelry design. The program will get completed with the setting up of an exhibition with the children's works next to the painter's exhibition, in the House of Mohammed Ali.

The educational program is organised by the MOHA Research Center, in collaboration with the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul and the painter Mr.Andreas Georgiadis. The action will take place in the House of Mohammed Ali and Imaret of Kavala.


Bayezid Mosque Fire

The Research Center Mohammed Ali (MOHA) expresses its deepest regret upon learning of the fire that devastated the Bayezid Mosque situated at Didymoteicho (Prefecture of Evros, Greece). A unique monument of early Ottoman architecture dating to the turn of the 14th to the 15th century that overlooked the city of the Didymoteicho and the valley of river Evros for centuries, a reminder of an important transitional period of European history and an exceptional work of human intelligence, the Bayezid Mosque is now seriously damaged.

Despite its significant responsibilities, it is the task of the Greek State to investigate into the causes of the fire.

Together with several other people and scientific establishments from Greece and abroad, MOHA is at the disposal of the Greek State to assist it in its tasks whilst remaining a vocal critic of delays, lack of initiative and voluntary as well as involuntary omissions.

Being the meeting point of cultures and having a rich cultural heritage from several eras, the region of Evros cannot be deprived of the monument for long. The sad incident of the fire cannot and should not be used as an excuse to pursue clandestine aims.

Given its constant position in favour of an equal promotion of the cultural heritage of “the other” and of intercultural dialogue, MOHA will contribute in any possible way to the restoration of the monument.



“Economic Crisis - Effects on Mental Health and Social Cohesion”

Subject: Speech “Economic Crisis - Effects on Mental Health and Social Cohesion”


Research Center Mohammed Ali (MOHA), would like to present the speech entitled “Economic Crisis – Effects on Mental Health and Social Cohesion”, of the professor of Psychiatry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens ms. Melpomeni Malliori, which will take place in the Grande Salle of Imaret Kavala, on Monday 22 May 2017.

Economic crisis affects mental health, not only of the mentally ill, but of the healthy ones as well. For example, people that suddenly lost their jobs, face severe stress and develop various mental problems.

Greece couldn’t be an exception of that international data. Poverty and unemployment are the two major risk factors that increase the percentage of depression, alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety disorders, suicides, even premature mortality. Especially for the young unemployed people the risk of developing mental problems is higher compared to that of the young people that have a job.

Those consequences are generalized and cover the majority of the population regardless their gender, age, religion, or their cultural environment.

In what way will multicultural societies be affected in topics such as: peaceful coexistence, social cohesion, mutual respect?

The answer that will occur for that question is a challenge, especially for our country, which has a great tradition in hospitality, meaning the friendly attitude towards the ‘outsider’. 

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With respect,

Mohammed Ali Research Center (MOHA)

Board Of Directors

4th EUROPA Moot Court Competition


4th EUROPA Moot Court Competition
8-10 April 2017

Research Center MOHA is pleased to announce the 4th EUROPA Moot Court Competition, that will take place for a fourth consecutive time at the Imaret of Kavala and the Roman forum of Philippi on 8 and 9 April 2017. The competition brings together law students and academics from International Universities, as well as legal practitioners and judges from Greece, Belgium and the EU Institutions. The aim of the competition is to further the study and application of EU law and to assist young scholars in developing their skills in oral argument.

The 4th EUROPA Moot Court Competition focuses on issues arising from the presence of Islam in Europe and especially on issues of citizenship, integration, asylum and immigration. The following Universities will take part: University of Liège (Belgium), University Paris-Dauphine (France), University “Jean Moulin” Lyon 3 (France), University Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), IE University (Spain), Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski” (Bulgaria), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar) and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).

In the competition, among others, will judge and grade the participants the First Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Mr.Melchior Wathelet, and the former President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Mr.Vasilios Skouris.

The preliminary rounds and the semi-finals will take place at the Imaret of Kavala and the House of Mohammed Ali on Saturday 8 April 2017, at 10.00-17.15.


The Small and Grand Final will take place at the Roman Forum of Philippi on Sunday 9 April 2017, at 10.00-12.00.

This year the EUROPA Moot Court Competition will come along with two panel of experts, on Monday 10 April 2017, with the following topics:



           Grande Salle, Imaret   


“EU - Turkey Statement of 18 March 2016: a year after”

Chair: Anastasios Chatzivasiliou, Deputy Secretary of International Relations and European Union

Athanasios Takis, Lawyer, Legal Office of the General Secretariat of the Government, “The 2016 EU - Turkey Agreement: a controversial answer to the refugee crisis”

Spyridon - Heracles Aktypis, Director of the Greek Section of Amnesty International, “EU - Turkey deal: undermining international refugee law worldwide”

Plesniak Krzysztof, Rapporteur, Office of the General Prosecutor E. Sharpston, Court of Justice, “The EU-Turkey deal and the requirements stemming from EU and international law” 



           Grande Salle, Imaret


“Islam in the European Public Sphere”

Chair: Georgios Kalantzis, Secretary General of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious

Konstantinos Tsitselikis, Professor of Human Rights and International Organizations, University of Macedonia, “The position of the Sharia within the Greek legal order: a continuous controversy”

Yannis Ktistakis, Lecturer in Public International Law, Democritus University of Thrace, “Islamic law and Human rights”

Chamza Osman, locum tenens Mufti Didymoteicho, “Islam in Europe: Present and Future”


Sponsors: Van Bael & Bellis

With the support of: Zepos & Yannopoulos, Potamitis & Vekris, Missirian S.A. , ELVE S.A.

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