President Erdoğan spoke at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Special Awards Ceremony:

ANKARA (AA) – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, “We reject the neighborhood pressure that has taken our culture and arts community captive for many years, and that standardizes Turkey’s rich cultural climate.” said.

President Erdoğan attended the Special Awards Ceremony of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism held in the historical hall of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra (CSO).

Starting his speech by greeting the people in the hall, Erdoğan said that thanks to the 2022 Special Awards of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, they had the opportunity to pay a small debt of gratitude to the institutions, organizations and artists who contributed to the culture and art climate of the country.

Expressing his gratitude to the values that have left their names written in the history of the country, the world of literature and the hearts of the nation, President Erdoğan said, “I once again commemorate all our art and culture connoisseurs, some of whom have passed away to eternity and are no longer with us. Even if they have completed their ephemeral world journey, what they left behind with their works, services and books is indelible. He continues to live with us.” used the phrase.

Noting that young people who are interested in different fields of culture and art write their own success stories inspired by those great masters, Erdoğan continued as follows:

“Of course, the main thing is to know the value of people of skill while they are alive. Respecting the arts and artists is not just by words, but by protecting their works, efforts and the legacy they have entrusted to us. We are striving to do exactly that with both the Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Awards and the special awards of our Ministry. We are also registering the exceptional place that our connoisseurs of culture and arts and institutions have in the heart of our nation, with the awards we entrust, on behalf of the state. These awards are important in terms of encouraging our young people, as well as the recognition of our values in our country and in the world.

Every good work that is appreciated and rewarded paves the way for new ones and becomes the herald of new projects. It was with this sensitivity that the owners of the 2022 special awards of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism were determined. We see that importance is given to the identification of our establishments that bring the culture and art life of Turkey together, especially the tradition and the future.”

– “Gökyay Foundation Chess Museum takes care of chess, which holds its place in the eyes of enthusiasts”

Reminding that Gökyay Foundation Chess Museum is the first of the three organizations that were deemed worthy of an award within the framework of the evaluations and filled a huge gap in their fields, President Erdoğan said, “This museum, which had an important place in our society until the beginning of the 20th century, was pushed into the background afterward, but it has taken its place in the eyes of the enthusiasts. protecting chess. Our museum, which draws attention with its very rich collection, contributes exclusively to the promotion and spread of chess among our youth.” said.

President Erdoğan congratulated those who brought the Chess Museum to the country, which shares its artistic, cultural and historical aspects with all segments of the nation from 7 to 70, along with the intelligence game aspect of chess, and wished them success in their studies.

Stating that he hopes that the interest in chess will increase throughout the country with the sincere efforts of the museum, Erdoğan reminded that the second institution to be awarded the award is the Kenan Yavuz Ethnography Museum.

Pointing out that Kenan Yavuz Ethnography Museum is an original project that reflects Bayburt’s culture in the best way, Erdoğan continued his words as follows:

“Our museum, which reveals the issue of migration from the village to the city with all its aspects, also builds a bridge from the past to the present. I hope that this beautiful museum, which shows the loyalty of our brother Kenan Yavuz to the land where he was born and grew up, will set an example for our other entrepreneurs and business people with similar life stories. I went, I visited, I saw. I also had trouble with him. Indeed, in our Bayburt Bayburt had not seen such a work since Bayburt.”

Erdoğan congratulated everyone who contributed to the national culture and the development of the Bayburt region, who contributed to the Ethnography Museum.

Stating that the Ahi Organization has been the keystone of human and social existence since the Seljuk period and the guarantee of the unity, solidarity and brotherhood of the nation, President Erdoğan said: “The hands, doors, tables of the Ahis must be open, their eyes, waist and tongue must be closed”. The mottos continue to guide us. Today, when greed, greed, unfair competition and brutal capitalism have taken over economic life, the importance of our Ahi culture is much better understood.” said.

Reminding that the third prize winner, Ahi Culture Research and Education Foundation, has been trying to revive, keep alive and carry the Ahi-Order tradition for 39 years with this understanding, Erdoğan expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the Ahi Culture Research and Education Foundation, which enriches the cultural treasure with its wide range of activities. told.


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