Date posted: December 27, 2012
Samanyolu TV celebrated the 20th anniversary of its foundation with a ceremony featuring a concert and several activities at the İstanbul Congress Center as hundreds of guests from the media, political world and business world thronged the hall to witness the night.
Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım, chief EU affairs negotiator Egemen Bağış, Youth and Sports Minister Suat Kılıç, İstanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, İstanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş and other guests filled the hall to share the channel’s joy.
A collection comprising poems written by Fethullah Gülen and titled “Kırık Mızrap,” which hit store shelves in the early 1990s, was recited during the night.
Samanyolu TV Director Hidayet Karaca invited the guests to recall the early 1990s when Samanyolu TV first began its humble journey. “The channel, endorsed and prayed for by millions of people, began its humble journey to tell the story of this country,” he said.
Samanyolu TV celebrated the 20th anniversary of its foundation with a ceremony at the İstanbul Congress Center on Tuesday night. (Photo: İsa Şimşek)
Karaca noted that the channel had acquired the confidence of its audience and viewers and has become the backbone of a democratic, transparent and free Turkey.
Several singers recited poems from the album during the night.
Source: Today’s Zaman 26 December 2012