Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) organized by Balkan Youth School‘s closing program was made.
Nearly 700 participants from 8 Balkan countries took part in the “Balkan Youth Summit”, which was held for the 4th time this year in a hotel in Kartal.
Since February, events such as seminars, conferences, workshops, book and movie clubs have been organized for undergraduate, graduate and high school students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Greece.
In his speech at the program, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Serdar Çam said that the Balkans are very important for Turkey.
Stating that although there are some differences in politics, state and system, they are part of each other in terms of heartland, unity and spirituality, Çam said, “We may be from different cultures. We may be from different cultures, languages, races. But we are a part of this geography. Live in peace, do not fight. We want you to contribute to each other and to exist in those regions both as a population and as an influence without losing your influence. Therefore, our only concern is to live in peace and tranquility.” said.
“Our aim is to win your heart”
YTB President Abdullah Eren stated that they attach great importance to the school project that they first implemented in 2016.
Pointing out that the Balkans have several importance for Turkey, Eren said, “We all know very well its historical importance. Not only is it a remnant of the Ottoman Empire, but also a region, the Balkans still hosts many cognates and relatives with whom we are historically and culturally connected. To win your heart, but at the same time to increase your knowledge and experience. Young people have a special importance for us.” he said.
Stating that youth policies in Turkey have increased in recent years, Eren stated that there has been a significant increase in the opportunities provided by NGO activities for young people.
Stating that they will also organize the Eurasia Summer School, Eren said:
“We carried out such a program as in the countries in Asia. I hope our young brothers there will come to Turkey. In addition, we have established youth support mechanisms for Turkish youth living in Europe, through non-governmental organizations established by our youth, where they can get support from us. Our camps, internship programs, We have leadership programs and media awards. We organize all of them for young people. Balkan geography is very special. Do not forget that the future of this geography is in your hands. Do not forget that you will have a say in the future of this geography. I think we need to think big. We need to enlarge the scope of your thoughts.”
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