New Jersey Celebrates Turkic Day

Members of prominent Turkic-American institutions pose together during a recognition ceremony on the annual “Turkic Cultural Day” in Trenton, New Jersey.
Members of prominent Turkic-American institutions pose together during a recognition ceremony on the annual “Turkic Cultural Day” in Trenton, New Jersey.


Date posted: November 20, 2014

New Jersey hosted its Turkic Day at the Trenton War Memorial.

The day was officially recognized five years ago and has been celebrated ever since.

In his opening remarks the head of the Turkic American Council, Furkan Kosar emphasized the importance of building bridges through cultural organizations.

Furkan Kosar, Turkic American Council: “We have been doing this for more than 10 years through interfaith and intercultural dialogue but the last four years we have been doing this as Turkic Day. We are trying to gather elected officials and Turkic Americans at the state house.”

Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat from the New Jersey Senate spoke of the state as a melting pot of cultures.

Senator Diane Allen from the Republican party also commented on the future of inter cultural relations and sending a message of harmony to younger generations.

The event was attended by legislators, senators and elected officials.

It ended with a musical rendition in true Turkic tradition.

Source: Ebru News , November 15, 2014


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