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The Entire Turkish World Comes Together At The Ramadan Fast Of IBB Kültür A.Ş.

Representatives of the Turkish world came together at the Ramadan Fast programme of the Turkish world organised by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) Kültür A.Ş., which has become a traditional event already.

Representatives of the Turkish world came together at the Ramadan Fast programme of the Turkish world organised by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) Kültür A.Ş., which has become a traditional event already.

The Ramadan Fast for the Turkish world was organised at Zinnet Restaurant, situated in Topkapi Turkish World Cultural Quarter, and General Director of İBB Kültür A.Ş., Nevzat Kütük; Uzbekistan Consul to Turkey, Abror Gulyamov; Russian Federation Tatarstan Representative for Turkey, Aydar Gasıgullin; Consul Serzhan Sarsenbayev in representation of Kazakhstan Consulate General in Istanbul; Meret Abdulayev, representation of Turkmenistan Consulate General in Istanbul; Educational and Cultural Attaché Sevgi Gürpınar and Commercial Attaché Cahit Kayıarslan in representation of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Consulate General in Istanbul; Istanbul Governorship Provincial Director of Associations, Eyüp Dursun Ergür; President of Eurasian Turkish Associations Federation İsmail Cengiz; Chairman of İpekyolu Media Group Seyfullah Türksoy; President of Kazakh Turks Society Fazıl Toplu; Assistant Professor Doctor İbrahim Akış on behalf of Researches on the Turkish World Society; President of The Idyll Ural Turkish Culture and Beneficial Association Gülten Urallı; President of the Iraqi Turks Association Mehmet Tütüncü; President of Istanbul Turkey Azerbaijan Association Sefer Karakoyunlu; President of Eurasia Culture and Sports Union Ahmet Tüzün; President of the Caucasia- Circassia Association Ahmet Gazi Saygılı; President of Kara Papak Terekeme Association Engin Aybirdi; President of Kazakh Turks Education and Researches Association Faruk Aksel; Kültür A.Ş. Administrative Affairs Director Salih Doğan and Singing Artists of the Turkish World Bünyamin Aksungur were all present in the event.

Nevzat Kütük: Our Heats Beat for the Same Thing Although We Come from Separate Countries

Nevzat Kütük, the General Director of Kültür A.Ş., gave a speech at the Ramadan Fast programme, putting an emphasis on the fact that our hearts beat for the same ting although we come from different countries. He continues his remark as follows: "I do hope this union of ours will be everlasting.". Wishing that the sacred month of Ramadan would bring peace upon the entire Islamic world, Kütük continues as follows: " I wish you a happy Qadr Night and Ramadan as it draws near already, and hope that it will lead all of us blessings".

Abror Gulyamov: That is a Great Source of Joy to Sit at the Same Table with Friends

Uzbekistan Consul to Turkey, Abror Gulyamov expressed his happiness and joy for sitting at the same table with very dear friends, and thanks Nevzat Kütük, the General Director of Kültür A.Ş., for his kind invitation. "I do wish that the month of Ramadan will bring peace upon entire humanity" said Gulyamov.

Aydar Gaşigullin: The Turkish World Becomes the Meeting Point for Us All

Russian Federation Tatarstan Representative for Turkey, Aydar Gasıgullin specified that the Turkish World Cultural Quarter really became a venue as imagined by Kadir Topbaş, the Mayor of İBB. "What he wanted was brothers and sisters coming together for shared events here, and exchanged our cultural assets. This is the 5th Ramadan Fast this year. We breathe the same air and exhibit our shared cultural values. Nothing compares to this. I wish you a happy Ramadan. I give my special thanks to the mayor and to Nevzat Kültür, the General Director." said he.

Eyüp Dursun Ergür: I Congratulate Kültür A.Ş.

Istanbul Governorship Provincial Director of Associations, Eyüp Dursun Ergür reflected as follows: "I congratulate Kadir Topbaş, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and  Nevzat Kütük, General Directorate of Kültür A.Ş. for gathering us around the same table, for creating this lovely Turkish World Cultural Quarter and allocating it t the twin republican territories, enabling them to introduce their own culture to us. I wish them continued success with further works".

İsmail Cengiz: Our Neighbours Are in Pain

Taking the floor afterwards, the President of Eurasian Turkish Associations Federation İsmail Cengiz reflected as follows: "I give my special thanks on behalf of our federation to Nevzat Kütük, the General Directorate of Kültür A.Ş. and his work mates for having us here today." Cengiz continued as follows:

“As is known to all of your our neighbours are in pain. The Iraqi Turkmen, Syria, Gaza, East Turkistan and many other Muslim territories are in pain and struggling with poverty. We pray the tyranny will come to an end soon. With these benevolent feelings, I wish you a happy Ramadan. I hope all your prayers come true. Thank you.”

Seyfullah Türksoy: A Turkish World Union Should be Established

Chairman of İpekyolu Media Group Seyfullah Türksoy reflected as follows: "I congratulate Dear Kadir Topbaş, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and also the General Director of Kültür A.Ş. for establishing Topkapi Turkish World Cultural Quarter. They created such a nice environment and gathered us all here today." Türksoy wished that the twin republican territories will establish a Turkish World Union.

Prof. Dr. Abdulvahap Kara: Orhon Inscriptions, Yesevî Mausoleum, Burana Tower…

The academician Prof. Dr. Abdulvahap Kara, one of the Directors of Kazakh Turks Association said as follows: "I give my special thanks to Nevzat Kütük, the General Director of Kültür A.Ş. Whenever I come here, I feel as if in one of the Central Asian countries. The models of the Orhon Inscriptions have been exhibited for a while here. And now, I hear that the Mausoleum of Ahmet Yesevi will be made soon followed by the model of Burana Tower in Kyrgyzstani and other ongoing projects. I would like to thank Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality for such precious initiatives.” Prof. Dr. Kara wished that the month Ramadan will bring peace upon our country and the entire Islamic world.

Mehmet Tütüncü: Tukrmen Brothers and Sisters Need Your Prayers

The President of the Iraqi Turks Association Mehmet Tütüncü gave a speech and thanked Kültür A.Ş. for the kind invitation, and then drew attention to the condition of the Iraqi Turkmen. Tütüncü continues as follows: "" Our Turkmen brothers and sisters, whom are surviving under very harsh conditions today, need your prayers. As Iraqi Turkmen, we endeavour to make us here in each gathering and meeting. Going an exile in one's home country is difficult. May God help Republic of Turkey. If God pleases, this sacred month of Ramadan will bring peace upon our Turkmen brothers and sisters in Iraq. I wish you a happy Qadr Night and happy Ramadan.”.

Presidents of a set of associations and societies expressed their good feelings in the programme.

The Traditional Turkish World Ramadan Fast Meeting ended as Nevzat Kütük, the General Director of Kültür A.Ş., gave the guests the book "Alp Arslan ve Malazgirt (Alp Arslan and Manzikert)" written by Prof. Dr.  Erdoğan Merçil and published by Kültür A.Ş., as a present, followed by a souvenir photo together.