2018 The Year of Troy Presentation Program was performed with the participation of Culture and Tourism Minister of Turkey Prof. Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ and his wife Prof.Dr.Sevgi KURTULMUŞ.
Before the 2018 The Year of Troy Promotion Program which was performed in the İÇDAŞ Congress Center in Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Minister of Culture and Tourism Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ celebrated the “Working Journalists Day” of the working journalists, gave cloves, took photo and wished success in their duties.
After visiting the Troy Miniatures exhibition of miniature artist Göksel Sevim, Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ participated to 2018 The Year of Troy Promotion Program.
The 2018 The Year of Troy Promotion program that began with National Anthem of Turkey and one minute’s silence, continued with the harp and flute concerts of Ministry of Culture and Tourism Fine Arts General Directorate artists Çağatay Akyol and Bülent Evcil.
In 2018 The Year of Troy Promotion Program where promotional video had been seen, Culture and Tourism Minister of Turkey Prof. Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ, Governor Orhan TAVLI, Congressman of Çanakkale of Justice and Development Party, Member of the Commission for the Protection and the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Ayhan Gider made speeches.
Culture and Tourism Minister of Turkey Prof. Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ said that, Turkey has a rich historical background and he stated that this accumulation should be explained in a more beautiful way and introduced to the world.
Culture and Tourism Minister of Turkey Prof. Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ stated that through the 2018 The Year of Troy they will not stop introducing Troy as a value of Turkey, at the same time Turkey will be introduced as a world brand and he said that ‘’This will be one of the most important answers in cultural sphere against the enmity of Turkey. There shall be no doubt that we will do it in the best possible way’’
By emphasizing that countries that have no national, cultural indepence can not have independence in cultural and technologic sphere, Culture and Tourism Minister Prof.Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ continued; What we mean by national cultural independence is to accept whatever belongs to this region as a wealth of Turkey and a part of our national existence. Unfortunately last 2 centuries the mentality that tries to get away from anything belongs to this lands, a mentality that thinks of separating themselves from their roots, their culture and their past and imitates west, has caused great harm to the national culture of Turkey. This is also a part of the great struggle that has been given in this land for 2 centuries. On the one hand, those who have protected their roots from Troy to the Ottoman respected their roots, believe that they will be able to rejuvenate through their roots, and on the other side those who says; ‘’ We were defeated, disappeared in the face of Western civilization. So let us imitate them look like them to recover’’ They have developed an understanding not only in imitation but also in the denial of the past. Now, it is time to rebirth through our roots. ”
20TH YEAR OF TROY’S ENTRY TO THE UNESCO WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE LIST
Reminding that Troy entered the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 1998 and that 2018 is the 20th year, Prof.Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ stated that through The Year of Troy, world will hear about Turkey, Çanakkale and Troy and every year from now on, they will work to introduce another beauty of Turkey to the world.
2018 THE YEAR OF TROY ACTIVITIES
Culture and Tourism Minister of Turkey Prof. Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ gave information about the activities that are going to be held in 2018 The Year of Troy and said that: “The activities which are going to be held by the State Opera and Ballet are going to be performed all over the Turkey. By way of the concerts and the activities held by Directorate General of Fine Arts we will introduce the Troy both in the Turkey and in the World. We will try hard to reveal the people interest towards to Troy with the plays staged by the state theater. We are going to bring together people with a three day in an international event organized here and in the framework of events Troy Museum is going to be opened by our president one of the most beautiful museum in Turkey . We are going to promote Troy through press member coming from different countries. We are going to attend so many fair in the abroad. ÇOMU (Çanakkale 18th March University) is going to be perform two big international congress’ and activity series where the final of short film competition will held and award some rewards to Troy surveys”. Culture and Tourism Minister of Turkey Prof. Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ highlight that after 2018 The Year of Troy the promotion is going to be continued. After the talkings about the Year of Troy, photos taken in front of the cake of Troy. Culture and Tourism Minister of Turkey Prof. Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ visited the Troy meals booth prepared by Marmara Chefs And Pastry Chefs Federation and Çanakkale Professional Cooks Association. Osman DEMİRCİ, president of Marmara Chefs And Pastry Chefs Federation, gave information about the Troy meals to Culture and Tourism Minister of Turkey Prof. Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ. Governer of Çanakkale Orhan TAVLI presented Troy based miniature table and Troy UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Document to Culture and Tourism Minister of Turkey Prof. Dr. Numan KURTULMUŞ.