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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Dr Yorgos Dedes

BA, MA, PhD(Harvard)


Yorges Dedes
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East

Senior Lecturer in Turkish

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)


Centre for Ottoman Studies

Advisory Board Member

Dr Yorgos Dedes
Email address:
020 7898 4344
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Office Hours:
Fridays 15:00-17:00


Language and literature; history


Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Anastasia-Aglaia Lemos, Inter-War Turkish and Greek Novels on Anatolia
  • Ayca Baydar, The Hybrid Identity of the Karamanlis
  • Ferah Contopoulos-Engin, The Role of the Media in Greek-Turkish Relations since 1999.
  • Onees Lodhi, Migration (Hijra) and Travel in Early Islam
  • Sibel Kocaer, The Hızırnâme (Book of Khidr): Journey of an Ottoman Warrior-Dervish and Its Reception
  • Taylan Gungor, The mercantile experience of Ottoman Pera in the century after 1453
  • Yakoob Ahmed, The Role of the Ottoman Ulama in the Second Constitutional Period During the Parliamentary Elections of 1908 -1912
  • Zeynel Abidin Besleney, Actors and Ideologies of Circassian Diaspora Politics in Turkey in the Era of Globalisation


Frontier epics: early Ottoman literature and language (influence of Persian and Greek); Balkan (especially Greek) Muslim literature (al Jamiada)


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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Near and Middle East
  • Global
Country Expertise
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Greece
  • Macedonia
  • Turkey


Authored Books

Dedes, George (2007) The Ascensions of Felicity and Sources of Nobility: An English Translation of Su'udi's Metali' ul-Sa'adet. Moleiro. (In Press)

Book Chapters

Dedes, Yorgos (2011) 'Blame it on the Turko-Romnioi (Turkish Rums) A Muslim Cretan song on the abolition of the Janissaries.' In: Balta, Evangelia and Ölmez, Mehmet, (eds.), Between Religion and Language: Turkish-Speaking Christians, Jews and Greek-Speaking Muslims and Catholics in the Ottoman Empire. Istanbul: Eren, pp. 321-376. (Türk dilleri araştırmaları dizisi, 48)

Dedes, George (2005) 'Süleyman Çelebi's Mevlid: Text, Performance and Muslim-Christian Dialogue.' In: Kut, G. and Buyyukkarci Yilmaz, F., (eds.), Uygurlardan Osmanlıya. Simurg, pp. 305-349.


Rona, Bengisu and Dedes, George (2007) 'Languages in Contact: Greek Loanwords in Turkish.' Journal of Turkish Studies, 31 (2). pp. 169-208.

Dedes, George (2007) 'Lugat-i rumiye: A Turkish-Greek Versified Glossary from the Late Ottoman Period: Serious Learning or a Bit of Fun on the Side?' Journal of Turkish Studies, 31 (1). pp. 237-280.

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