Our university has signed a cooperation agreement in the direction of 2023 targets, to support Africa Expansion within the scope of Higher education Board‘s (YÖK) Africa Support Programme with Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History, TRT and Turkish Historical Society. The Head of Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History Prof. Dr. Derya Örs, TRT General Director Şenol Göka, The Head of Turkish Historical Society Refik Turan, The head of TRT News Department Yaşar Taşkın Koç, our Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan and Assistant to Rector and Africa Civilizations Application and Research Center Director Prof. Dr. Suna Ağıldere participated in the protocol signing ceremony.
Gazi University Assistant to Rector and Africa Civilizations Application and Research Center Director Prof. Dr. Suna Ağıldere, The Head of Turkish Historical Society Refik Turan, The Head of Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History Prof. Dr. Derya Örs, Gazi University Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan, TRT General Director Şenol Göka, The Head of TRT News Department Yaşar Taşkın Koç
With the signed protocol, it has been decided to share the studies of Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History and Turkish History Society with TRT related to Africa Continent and the preparation of the documentaries from these studies have been decided. Our Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan who spoke during the signing ceremony, said: ‘We believe that this collaboration will contribute to our country’s introduction in both institutional sense for the institutions and in the presence of Africa Continent and the Mediterranean Basin.
Our Rector spoke later on like this: ‘As Gazi University, in the direction of our 2023 targets, our initiatives have given result for the collaboration which will contribute to the Africa Expansion and at the same time the Higher Education Board’s support programmes towards Africa Continent. By academic collaboration with Atatürk Supreme Council For Culture, Language and history about cultural, historical and language subjects will be supported via making documentaries with TRT studies. While we are obtaining the information flow within these studies with Gazi University’s shareholders, TRT, also as a publication association, will contribute to our historical and cultural accumulation to be documented.
The Head of Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History Prof. Dr. Derya Örs mentioned that in Turkey the collaboration level between the scientific associations was unsatisfactory. He said: ‘It is important to develop this type of collaboration and relationship between the Universities and the cultural associations which are servicing directly as public institution. Örs mentioned his pleasure by the study they are going to perform with Gazi University which is one of the foremost universities. Örs stated: ‘In our country performing a study on the problems of the pollution of the language and historical understanding, being able to do the researches on our cultural and civil problems being able to share these with public opinion and receiving positive results on behalf of the country and the nation, we are signing this protocol.
Africa and the Mediterranean basin is one of the most important part of our cultural heritage but since the Western Countries sees these lands as exploiting fields, the required importance is not given, said Örs. He believes that with Africa Expansion which is one of the cultural diplomacy activity, this deficiency will be fulfilled. TRT General Director Şenol Göka spoke as: ‘The collaborative work that our scientific institutions perform and TRT’s contribution to this, is pleasing for both us and our country. ‘On the occasion of these studies, we will transmit our country and people in the best way to Africa, to the Mediterranean Basin and to the Middle East with your favour. ‘He said. The Head of Turkish History Society Refik Turan thanked for the shareholders and said: ‘Union is strength. ’We were one and we have become three and the production that the third will make will be perfect. In Turkish 2300-year history, we are faced with a wide range of culture and history. This protocol will reveal a history that is under ashes.
05.12.2016 / Consultancy of Press and Public Relations