12th International Students’ Gathering in Somali draws a lot of attention

With the slogan of “For a Just World, From East to West”, this year’s 12th International Students’ Gathering completes its Somalian phase.


The event that was organized in Capital Mogadishu noted a remarkable presence of celebrated delegates, international students and local public. Turkish Ambassador for Somalia H.E. Mehmet Yilmaz, Vice President of UDEF affiliated Yunus Emre International Student Organization Sukru Ozer, Deputy Mayor of Mogadishu Abdirisak Dahir, General Secretary of Zamzam Foundation Mahamed Ahmed Barreey, Rector of Zamzam University Da’us Mohamed Makaran, Representative of OIC Somalia Mohamed Sabriye Iidle, Coordinator of TIKA for Somalia Galip Yilmaz and Director of Yunus Emre Institute for Somalia Tuna Balkan attended the event.


The event started with recitation of Quran. Following the recitation, Vice President of Yunus Emre International Student Association Sukru Ozer presented his inaugural speech and said, “This year we came up with the slogan of For a Just World, From East to West. We shall be organizing these gatherings of international students in 91 cities of 51 different countries all over the world. And here we witness the blend of dozens of voices and cultures.”


Rector of Zamzam University Da’us Mohamed Makaran said, “I thank UDEF a lot. UDEF takes care of our Somalian students who go to Turkey for further education with material and emotional support.”


H.E. Mehmet Yilmaz, Turkish Ambassador for Somalia said, “UDEF endeavors to act as guardians of international students. UDEF is an organization that works for international students in Turkey in order to make sure of their pleasant stay, leaving with a great satisfaction, a good carrier and profession for them.


The event comprised of question and answer session regarding Turkish Scholarship, UDEF and its affliate student organisations, activities related to international students, relations with Turkish Alumni and other similar queries from the participants.


The well-felicitated program ended the souvenir exchange. Local delicacies were served to the participants.


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