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A VisitTo MTUFrom “WeAre Anatolia” Team

Malatya Turgut Özal Universitywasvisitedby 45 studentsand teachers who came from Kayseri to Malatya withinthescope of the "Weare Anatolia" project, whichwasinitiatedundertheauspices of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan'swife, Emine Erdoğan, and carried out by the Ministry of Interiorand theMinistry of Youthand Sports. The students, whovisited MTU EquestrianandEquestrian Sports Application and Research Center as part of thevisit program, had a good time ridinghorsesandthenthestudents met withRector Prof. Dr. Aysun Bay Karabulut.

Rector Prof. Dr. Aysun Bay Karabulut said that she is very happy to host students and teachers who cameto Malatya from Kayseri at Malatya Turgut Özal University. I would like to Express that we are very happy to see and host you at our university. Your visitsareverymeaningfulfor us because it is veryvaluablefor us todevelopfeelings of friendshipandbrotherhood in Anatolia andto transfer culturalvaluestoyoungpeople.It is extremelyimportantforyoutovisit, seeandgettoknowtheseplaces, in terms of solidarityandincreasingtheknowledgeandmanners of youyoungpeople. Hopefully, throughyou, strongbridges of heartswill be establishedbetween Malatya and Kayseri thatwilllastformanyyears.

Rector Karabulut advisedthestudentstomakeprojectsandgiveimportancetotheireducation, “Makegoodprojects, applyto TÜBİTAK projects, I believethatyouwill be verysuccessful in yourfuturewiththestudiesdone at ouruniversity.Yousaidthat Anatolia is full, yes, thisplace is alsofull; withitsapricot, green, natureandscience. Justlikeeverykind of seedthatmeetsthesoilturnsintofruit, whensciencemeetsthesoil, verygoodproductscomeout, andwehostthisevent.I wishyouallsuccess. Always be respectfultoyourfamilies, yourparents, do whatthey say, theywill not misleadyou. Listen toyourteachers, theywillalwaysleadyou. Study a lot, a foreignlanguage is veryimportant in universityeducation. Pleasetrytolearntheforeignlanguageverywell in thenextprocess, becauseonelanguage is oneperson, twolanguagesaretwopeople. I wishyouallsuccessandconvenience. Say hellotoyourparents. May Godguideyou. I'm gladyou're here, andwe'rewaitingyouagain.”

“We are hosting you in Malatya forthreenights and fourdays.”

Malatya Youth Services and Sports ProvincialDirectorate Fırat Youth Center Director Şeyma ERYILMAZ madeevaluationsabouttheprojectandsaid, “Thisproject is a project of ourministry. Withthe "Weare Anatolia" project, wehostouryoungpeople in Malatya forthreenightsandfourdaysfrom time to time. Gaziantep was here lastweek, now Kayseri is here, andifnothinggoeswrongaftertheholiday, wewillhost Şanlıurfa andifnothinggoeswrongagain, wewill be guests in Kayseri aftertheholiday.AfterourYouthCentersaffiliatedtotheMinistry of Youthand Sports determineour 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th gradestudents, wehostthem in ourcities. Of course, first of all, wemakeourchildrenvisitourgovernors, rectorsanddistrictgovernors. Wearetryingtomakeourchildrenloveourcitysothatthey can becomeouryouth in thefuture, andiftheyhaveprejudicesaboutthecity, they can destroythem.”