12th International Students’ Gathering held in Erzurum

This year’s 12th International Students’ Gathering, organized under the auspices of Presidency of Republic of Turkey, which is being held in 91 cities of 51 countries with the slogan of “For a Just World, From East to West”, completed its events in Erzurum. 


International students organized the event 12th International Students’ Gathering in Erzurum. The program that was held at Yakutiye City Center was attended by students from Somalia, Kigizistan, Iraq, Palestine, Greece, Djibouti, Azerbaijan and other various countries.


The event marked an esteemed presence of Governor of Erzurum Okay Memis, Deputy Mayor of Erzurum Metropolitan City Omer Faruk Yarba, Rector of Ataturk University Prof. Dr. Omer Comakli, President of Erzurum International Student Association Ergun Halis, Regional Youth and KYK Director Fuat Taskesenoglu, Director of Regional Immigration Department Hasim Ozcan, Regional Tourism and Cultural Director Cemal Almaz, Regional Educational Board Director Salih Kaygisiz, Regional Agriculture Credit and Co-operative Deputy-Director  Ozkan Yildirim, Azerbaijan Consulate General for Kars Tural Hasanov & Deputy Consulate Leyla Seyidaliyeva, Iran Consulate General for Erzurum Dr. Sajad Soltanzadeh, UDEF Representative Zekeriya Ozberk, NGO representatives and a number of international students.


President of Erzurum International Student Association, Ergun Halis in the inaugural speech said, “Our association is an NGO that was establish 5 years ago, with a motive of providing educational and counselling services to the international students who come to Turkey. We bear a slogan as “We Are One Nation” and deal with 2500 international students from 55 different countries. We hold educational and social activities for international students. With these activities, we try to develop the concise of everyone belonging to one same nation. I even extend my gratitude towards all the public and private organizations for their support.”


Following the inaugural speech other delegates presented their speech as well.


Later the event comprised of stage performances and stand visit prepared by the international students. All the visitors were served with local delicacies from different countries prepared by students.


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