Date posted: May 28, 2013
Speaking of the 11th International Turkish Language Olympiads, the Malian Minister of Culture Bruno Maiga said, “Here today, the Honorable Fethullah Gulen‘s vision is coming true”, in his speech met with the loudest applause at the cultural festival held in Izmir for the first time. Noting that students from 140 different countries have formed a unique mosaic in Izmir, “This confirms the Olympiads’ motto “towards universal peace” Maiga said.
Having toured the countries’ booths and watched the stage performances at Kulturpark, the minister underscored that they are pleased with Horizon Schools operating in their country. “As a token of our appreciation, we, with over 40 students, are in Turkey now. They have been experiencing a cultural exchange and the whole world, with students from 140 countries. They are speaking the same language, Turkish, after all, which is remarkable,” said the minister. Highlighting his confidence in Horizon Schools and regarding their significant contributions to the Malian education system, Maiga said, “Students studying at Horizon Schools will be hopefully useful for their country.” The Malian guest concluded his remarks by adding that they are happy to be in Izmir and Turkey.