Former AK Party minister praises Turkish Olympiads


Date posted: March 29, 2014

 

ISTANBUL

Former interior minister and Justice and Development Party (AK Party) İstanbul deputy Abdulkadir Aksu said on Thursday that Turkish schools abroad serve as islands of peace, adding that he is looking forward to this year’s Turkish Language Olympiads.

Noting that he is waiting for the 12th Turkish Olympiads with excitement, Aksu described the Olympiads as “humanity’s embrace.” According to him, the unsung heroes around the world who make the Olympiads possible are doing a great job for humanity.

Amid Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s smear campaign against Turkish schools overseas and the Turkish Olympiads, Aksu said he had visited those schools with pleasure during his term as minister.

“We were not only excited to hear choruses singing in Turkish, but also shed tears,” Aksu commented, noting how proud he was of these schools established by Turkish entrepreneurs abroad.

“It is said there are Turkish schools in 160 countries. We can thus talk about 160 countries around the world having an Anatolian touch,” Aksu added. Stating that some of these schools are established in warzones and poverty-stricken areas, Aksu said they represent peace similar to Mevlana Jalaladdin Rumi and have become islands of peace in the areas where they are established.

Thanking everyone who has contributed to the establishment of these schools and the Olympiads, Aksu said the Olympiads held in Turkey every year celebrate the diversity of various countries. According to Aksu, they also strengthen the belief that Turkish people can be a representative of peace in the world.

Source: Cihan , March 29, 2014


Related News

Turkish Olympiad most effective promotion for Turkey, says FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has praised the 11th International Turkish Olympiad, a festival that celebrates the Turkish language, as the “most effective” instrument for promoting Turkey, while receiving students visiting Turkey as part of the Olympiad.   Davutoğlu said he has been a fan of the Turkish Olympiads for a long time, noting that […]

The next phase in Turkey’s political violence – third and coming coup could be the most violent

It has now been almost three months since the failed coup in Turkey. The events of July 15 were predictable, but they nevertheless mark a watershed in modern Turkish history. Still, it would be a mistake to view the coup as a single event. Turkey actually experienced two coups, but it will be the third and coming coup which could be the most violent and might very well cost Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan his life.

Hizmet Movement: Partners We Want

A Turkish political, non-governmental, civil society organisation, Hizmet Movement, has made commendable contributions in Nigeria’s socio-economic life. The movement, which began in the late 1960s, particularly focuses on education, charity and dialogue, which it believes are the remedies to ignorance, poverty and disunity.

‘I don’t have a home right now’: Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter talks activism, basketball

“I don’t have a home right now,” Kanter told CBC News Network’s Steve Niles on Tuesday. “If I was anywhere else besides in America, besides Canada, yes, I believe my life could be in danger because I get death threats almost every day [from] Erdogan’s goons.

Brazil court orders release of Gulen-linked businessman accused by Ankara of terrorism

Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court ordered Tuesday the release of a Brazil-based Turkish businessman who was arrested over links to US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Award ceremony cancellation on Parliament’s agenda

EMRULLAH BAYRAK / ANKARA Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman Sezgin Tanrıkulu spoke in Parliament on Wednesday about the cancellation of the award ceremony of a short film contest after the competition was won by Seleme Gülen, a relative of Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen. Bringing the issue to the floor of Parliament, […]

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

Turkey: ‘Exclusion for all’ state

Turkish Biggest NGO [ Kimse Yok Mu] Chief Discloses Plans to Extend to Gambia

Erdoğan’s way: scare, divide and rule

Foreign Policy Magazine Interviewed Fethullah Gulen

Turkish Schools, Model for Education in Romania

PACE concerned over lack of domestic remedy for purge victims in Turkey

No measures taken against ‘parallel structure’ at top security meeting: General Staff

Copyright 2024 Hizmet News