1st Mediterranean Research Symposium has been initiated at Near East University

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Added On: 24 October 2016, Monday, 10:02
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1st Mediterranean Research Symposium has been initiated at Near East University

Near East University is hosting the 1st International Mediterranean Research Symposium with the support of University of Kyrenia, Faculty of Literature Department of History from Ege University, and Turkish History Institution.

According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, an opening ceremony was held for the symposium at the Near East University Grand Library, Hall 4. It was added that the Minister of National Education and Minister of Culture Özdemir Berova; Director of Turkish History Institution Prof. Dr. Refik Turan; Rector of Istanbul University Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ak; Rector of University of Kyrenia Prof. Dr. İlkay Salihoğlu; and Vice Rector of Near East University Prof. Dr. Şenol Bektaş had honoured the opening ceremony.

1st Mediterranean Research Symposium has been initiated at Near East University

In addition to the above, it was stated that the opening ceremony had started with a minute’s silence, followed by the National Anthem alongside a mini concert. Subsequently, opening speeches were made by Chairman of the Symposium and Head of Department of History of Near East University Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul. Later, Director of Turkish History Institution Prof. Dr. Refik Turan; Rector of Istanbul University Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ak; and Minister of National Education and Minister of Culture Özdemir Berova also made speeches.

Subsequent to the speeches, the opening ceremony was completed by the presentation of gifts from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan Günsel, to: Director of Turkish History Institution Prof. Dr. Refik Turan and Rector of Istanbul University Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ak.

It was pointed out that around 50 presentations will be presented at the 1st Mediterranean Symposium.