KITREB Chairperson Mr. Nidai: Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and Cyprus Car Museum should be taken as a Model

The Union of Turkish Cypriot Guides (KITREB) visited the Near East University and made observations at the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and the Cyprus Car Museum. According to the info released by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, the Union of Turkish Cypriot Guides visited the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and Cyprus Car Museum located in the Museums Zone on Near East University Campus. NEU Hospital Board Member Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Savaşan, NEU Coordinator Görkem Bulunç and Cyprus Car Museum Director Ulus Candan accompanied the visiting delegation and provided them with detailed information regarding the facilities. Museology stands out as an Alternative Tourism Type… Touching upon the significant role of alternative tourism types in adding value to the country, NEU Hospital Board Member Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Savaşan underlined that alternative tourism as an emerging industry had had significant economic impacts on countries. “Museums, which are important components of cultural tourism, are emerging as alternative tourism destinations both in our country and all around the world. Museology has experienced significant developments particularly in recent years. As requirement of the era, modern museums have emerged with a new understanding, new vision and mission, management system, novel technologies to enhance the functioning and marketing techniques. Near East University is deeply bound up with these lands and very committed to adding value to this country. In this regard and in line with the Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel’s initiative and prospective vision, Near East University has brought Cyprus car Museum and Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts into life to bring forward the rich cultural, historical and artistic values alongside with sustainable alternative tourism types and to increase tourism revenues by making North Cyprus a country of choice for all tourism types” noted he. Dynamic and Living Museums attract interest rather than Marginal Museums… Touching upon the importance of remaining relevant to contemporary museum concept while upholding a mission to preserve human culture for posterity, Mr. Savaşan stated that today’s museums had shifted their focus away from object-oriented approach towards visitor-oriented approach. “In our era, museums are not just places where artworks are preserved and exhibited, they are also places where museum-goers can get information, experience and learn. Today’s modern museums also have a crucial role in contributing to tourism and providing economic income as well as to socio-cultural change and education of people of all age. In this respect, today’s museums have become dynamic and living museums which are learning centers rather than dead museums which just preserve and exhibit artworks. Through available and accessible alternative tourism, especially through culture tourism, Near East University continues to provide opportunities for North Cyprus to take its well-deserved place in the world by creating alternative tourism destinations such as modern and visitor-oriented museums” said he. We adopt Visitor-Oriented Approach at Our Museums… Underlining that the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and Cyprus Car Museum, to which Günsel’s Family had given life, provided services in line with visitor-oriented approach, Mr. Savaşan expressed his views: “As a venue where thoughts and emotions come to life, both museums reflect all contemporary aspects of museology. What important in tourism is to attract interest through appropriate tourism models and policies and create added value within the country. In this regard, both museums present a precious product to the country’s economy” said he. Cyprus Car Museum Collection has exceeded 150… Underlining that Cyprus Car Museum was the only car museum displaying classic and sports car across the country, Mr. Savaşan delivered further information about the museum. “The museum showcases a blend of rare classic and sports car exceeding 150 in number and attracts great interest of the antique car enthusiasts and collectors as well as tourists visiting our country. The museum with its rich collection of rare classic cars including the first models of world brands such as Mercedes, Ford, Ferrari and BMW makes it possible for the visitors to feel as if they were in a time tunnel watching the voyage of these brand cars from the time they launched to the present day. The museum houses not only the rare cars that produced first across the globe and remained our days as unique examples of their kinds but also many legendary vintage sports cars. Among these legendary cars, 1899 model Crest Mobile, which is the only sample of its brand in the world, 1903 model Wolseley, 1909 model Buick, 1949 model Jaguar XK120, which exceeded 300 km per hour for the first time, Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, which is the final variation to wear the Murciélago nameplate, and Dodge Viper SRT10 Final Edition are in the limelight” noted he. There is a need to take joint action with the sector… Stating that the visit to Near East University’s museums was realized within the frame of the constant training of the guides affiliated to the Union of Turkish Cypriot Guides, KITREB Chairman Yusuf Nidai drew attention to the growing demand for museology tourism. “The demand for modern museums is in a growing trend across the globe. The number of visitors of some museums is much more even than the total number of tourists visiting some countries. There is a need to take joint action with the sector to determine a more effective and powerful promotion and marketing strategy to make the museums in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus world brand” said he. Our Museums have remained away from change… Underlining that the number of museums in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus wasn’t very satisfactory despite the fact that there were many valuable works in the storehouse belonging to Ancient Arts Office, Mr. Nidai stated that the museums in North Cyprus had remained away from altering into an interactive and entertaining cultural center. It was remained far away from the Contemporary Museum Concept… “Financial shortcomings and legal conflicts and insufficiency in using technology and tools of mass media, make it very challenging for the museums in TRNC to compete with museums in other countries. The museums are not places just for preserving and exhibiting historical, artistic and cultural values. The museums contribute to social development; they are a learning place as well. Besides, museums are alternative tourism venues that contribute to economy. When we take all these aspects into consideration, it is the most important issue in terms of sustainable museum tourism to develop modern museology model of North Cyprus and make plans accordingly. Therefore, it will be an appropriate policy to take the museums established within the body of Near East University as model in order to develop museums and museum tourism in our country, to be able to compete with museums in other countries. Such a contemporary museum approach will constitute alternative tourism venues and contribute to our country’s economy” said he. Near East University creates added-value… Highlighting that Near East University had made sacrifices to contribute to the country by investing in all domains of life including museology, Mr. Nidai stated that NEU’s investments created added value for the country. In his final remarks, Mr. Nidai extended his appreciations mainly to the Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel and Near East Family in recognition of their contributions to culture tourism and their kind support for the training and activities of KITREB.

Security Forces Commander Brigadier General Tevfik Algan visited Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, Cyprus Car Museum and the Republic Day Exhibition at Cyprus Arts Center

Accompanied by his spouse Mrs. Alkan, the Security Forces Commander Brigadier General Tevfik Algan visited Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, Cyprus Arts Center and Cyprus Car Museum that located in the Museums Zone of Near East University Campus. Near East University Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office released that Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel along with Vice Rector Professor Fahreddin Sadıkoğlu welcomed the Security Forces Commander Brigadier General Tevfik Algan and his spouse Mrs. Algan and the Chief Staff Colonel Osman along with his spouse. The Security Forces Commander and his accompanying delegation toured the Republic Day Exhibition… The Security Forces Commander Brigadier General Tevfik Algan and his spouse Mrs. Algan and the Chief Staff Colonel Osman along with his spouse first visited the Cyprus Arts Center at Atatürk Culture and Congress Center and toured the Republic Day Exhibition, which features 103 artworks created by 38 talented artists from Near East University. The Security Forces Commander Brigadier General Tevfik Algan: “Every tourist visiting the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus should see the museums” Then, the Security Forces Commander and his accompanying delegations visited Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and Cyprus Car Museum and received information about the artworks and mission of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and rare classical and sports automobiles exhibited in Cyprus Car Museum. Underlining that the reality of art is to pursue and perceive reality beyond what is visible, the Founding Rector Suat Günsel expressed his views: “Near East University, which has left her mark over the world in education, science, research, innovation, technology and health, attaches great importance on arts and culture. Being aware that museums have a crucial role in preserving and reflecting the historical, cultural and artistic accumulation for all generations, Near East University attaches a special importance on museums in terms of adding vividness and color to social and cultural life. Aiming to add a new dimension to the culture and art life of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Near East University has established the Cyprus Car Museum and Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts within her body. All events held within the scope of Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts have a key role in promoting our country’s artistic creativity to wider populations as well as in sharing the cultural identity with national and international art environments and ensuring the recording and preservation of artworks” noted he. Underlining his admiration to the museums, the Security Commander Brigadier General Tevfik Algan stated that the museums were much more impressive and tremendous than he could imagine. “Every tourist visiting the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus definitely needs to pass through here” said he. At the end of the visit, the Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel presented the Security Commander Brigadier General Tevfik Algan and Staff Colonel Osman Akyıldız a painting of Turkish Cypriot artists reflecting the meaning and importance of the day.

The well-known figure of Cyprus, Sedat Hacımehmet was undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery due to aortic dissection occurred during a heart attack. His health was restored with three simultaneous successful operations

The Chairman of Cyprus Turkish Association of Persons with Disabilities, Sedat Hacımehmet was undergone 3 simultaneous operations in a single session including coronary bypass surgery on three blocked arteries, aortic valve restoration and aortic dissection surgery on two ruptures on aorta. The Patient’s health was restored successfully, and discharged following his postoperative care and rehabilitation. Admitting to the Emergency Service of Near East University Hospital with complaints associated with a sudden onset of severe chest and back pain, the Chairman of Cyprus Turkish Association of Persons with Disabilities, Sedat Hacımehmet was diagnosed with heart attack following the first examination and tests performed by specialists from the Department of Cardiology. Since the patient’s condition is critical, an urgent coronary angiography was performed and severe obstructions in arteries as well as aortic ruptures were detected during the procedure. Spec. Dr. Ali Önder Kılıç: “The Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Aortic Valve Restoration and Aortic Dissection Surgery that We Had to Perform While the Patient Was Experiencing a Heart Attack Further Increased the Size and Risk of the Operation” Delivering information regarding the procedure, the cardiovascular specialist doctor Ali Önder Kılıç stated that a rupture in the part of aorta, which began where aorta exits the heart and extends into the abdomen, was detected during further tomographic imaging. Expressing that the patients, who were experiencing heart attack, weren’t immediately taken under operation, Cardiovascular Surgeon Ali Önder Kılıç stated that the surgical procedure was generally performed after the patient recovered from heart attack and felt comfortable. “However, due to aortic dissection that extended into the abdomen, we didn’t have such an option to wait the patient to recover from heart attack. Therefore, we had to take the patient under an urgent operation while he was experiencing a heart attack and this further increased the size and risk of the surgery” said he. Indicating that the patient was suffering not only from aortic rupture but also aortic valve impairment and narrowing in three arteries due to obstruction, cardiovascular specialist doctor Ali Önder Kılıç stated that the patient was undergone three delicate operations lasting approximately five hours and his health was restored without experiencing any perioperative complications. He stated that the patient was admitted to the cardiovascular normal ward for 5 days after having been monitored in the intensive care unit for 4 days. Asst. Prof. Dr. Özlem Balcıoğlu: “Due to the Comorbid Diseases of the Patient, It Was a Very Challenging Operation with High Risk of Mortality” Expressing that the chest wall scoliosis of the patient was also made the operation very challenging and risky, Asst. Prof. Dr. Özlem Balçıoğlu stated that a challenging process was also experienced during taking saphenous vein from the leg for coronary artery bypass surgery as the patient was a person with walking disability. “It was a very challenging procedure with 90% perioperative mortality risk. In this case, the patient was experiencing a heart attack, aortic dissection, and aortic valve impairment and narrowing in 3 arteries due to obstructions, and what’s more he was suffering from a chest wall scoliosis. After all, Aortic dissection surgery itself is challenging and associated with substantial risk of perioperative mortality. The necessity of performing aortic dissection surgery, aortic valve restoration and coronary artery bypass surgery while the patient was experiencing a heart attack further increased the perioperative mortality risk. Although the patient was undergone one of the highest risk cardiovascular surgeries, the patient’s health was restored successfully without experiencing any perioperative complications. Touching upon the potential complications that could be experienced during the postoperative process, Asst. Prof. Dr. Balcıoğlu stated that some patients couldn’t be woken up after surgery, some patients couldn’t wean off cardiopulmonary bypass, and some of them might develop major complications such as stroke including limb movement failure as well as renal failure. “However, such complications were not experienced. Knowledge of the state-of-the-art surgical aspects is certainly of great value to the physicians involved in the treatment of these patients at any level. In the current era, this is therefore a “hot topic” and these surgeries can be performed only in rare major centers around the world. Thanks to the latest technological devices and treatment techniques and the competency of highly qualified and experienced physicians, the Near East University Hospital carries out all types of cardiovascular surgeries effectively and successfully in safe hands. When we consider the patient’s condition and the mortality risk of the operation, the success of the aortic dissection, aortic valve restoration and coronary artery bypass operations that performed simultaneously in one session by NEU Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Department is very significant” said she. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barçın Özcem: “The Greatest Chance of the Patient Was the Early Diagnosis and In-time Cardiovascular Surgical Intervention” The specialist doctor Associate Professor Barçın Özcem from the Cardiovascular Department of Near East University Hospital stated that the greatest survival chance of the patient, who was suffering from two aortic dissections and heart attack at the same time, was the early diagnosis and timely cardiovascular surgical intervention. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barçın Özcem: “Only Half of the Patients Experiencing Aortic Dissection Can Reach a Hospital” Expressing that only half of the patients particularly with aortic dissection could survive and reach a hospital, the cardiovascular surgeon Associate Professor Barçın Özcem stated that early diagnosis and timely and accurate cardiovascular surgical operation is critical for survival. If the patient isn’t taken under surgical intervention and left untreated, the mortality risk increases almost two percent per hour. “It was a challenging cardiovascular operation as the patient was experiencing aortic dissection, aortic valve impairment, narrowing in 3 arteries due to obstruction along with heart attack and chest wall scoliosis. The structural deformations due to the previous surgeries that the patient undergone, were the other factors that further increased the mortality risk. By taking the patient’s condition into consideration, as the cardiovascular surgery team, we initiated a delicate and sophisticated operation to restore the patient’s health. Since the protection of the heart, other organs and the brain is the cornerstone of successful aortic arch surgery, our qualified and highly experienced cardiovascular surgery team put the patient into a carefully managed clinical state by stopping blood circulation and brain function and cooling the patient’s body temperature below 20°C. Since aortic dissection is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment, the section of the aorta where the dissection had formed and extended into abdomen was replaced with a synthetic graft. The aortic valve which was leaking as a result of damaged aorta was repaired and a coronary artery bypass graft surgery was performed successfully. Following the surgery, the patient was taken to the intensive care unit for delicate care and monitoring. Considering the patient’s scoliosis, substantial respiratory physiotherapy was provided throughout the intensive care process. Following the physiotherapeutic rehabilitation process in the cardiovascular surgery ward, the patient’s health was restored without experiencing any postoperative complications” noted he.
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Near East University to Meet the Need of Qualified Employment of the Insurance Sector as the sector has increasing demands and is shown amongst the future career opportunities…

Since the date of foundation and progressing in the light of conscious mind and science, Near East University has been recognised as a “3rd Generation University Model” and recognised internationally; making the Near East University one of the leading higher institutions in its region. Currently, the Near East University is making another leap forward since with the accreditation of Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination (YÖDAK) is opening a Department of Insurance and Actuarial Sciences. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the Department of Insurance and Actuarial Sciences will be opened as part of the NEU Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and is to initiate recruiting Cypriot undergraduate students in the Spring Term of the Academic Year of 2018-2019. Through qualified vocational training, experts and intermediate manpower will be raised for the field of insurance… Day by day, in a world that is globalising and where competition is rising, the need for qualified people with analytical thinking skills and ethical values increasing. It was expressed that this was the reason why the Department of Insurance and Actuarial Sciences was being brought to life; aiming to raise experts in the insurance sector. Such that experts who have the theoretical and applied knowledge and skills relevant to the sector of insurance. Furthermore, at the Department, legal and academic knowledge which of concern of everyone in the field of social insurance will be taught and graduates who have the ability to create business models, based on customer behaviour and segmentation; and graduates equipped with up-to-date information will be trained. Near East Hayat will assure employment and internship opportunities… The students of the Department of Insurance and Actuarial Sciences will be educated by academic members who expertise in private sector and who have theoretical information to offer. Internship and employment opportunities will be provided to Near East Hayat which is on the way of becoming a leading company in the life and health insurance market by bringing a new understanding to the increasing insurance business and operation in the world. The students will also be able to identify the deficiencies of the sector; by recognizing the sector before graduation. Using their knowledge in the sector they will also be able to establish good rapport with individuals from the sector. The graduates of the department will have the chance to be employed as specialists in either local or international institutions… It was pointed out that graduates from the Department of Insurance and Actuarial Sciences will have the opportunity to be employed as experts in insurance agencies, banks and insurance companies, companies and institutions such as Broker Companies, Financial Institutions, Life Insurance Companies, Health Insurance Companies, Credit Institutions, Reinsurance Company, Under secretariat of Treasury, Expert and Consultant Companies, Insurance Expertise, Law Offices; alongside the opportunity to employed in Near East Hayat. The Future of Insurance is Bright… Dean of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Near East University, Prof. Dr. Şerife Eyüpoğlu, made a statement on the matter and emphasised that due to prolongation of human life expectation, positive impacts in the health sector and related sectors caused this profession to be one of the prominent occupations of the future. Additionally, Prof. Dr. Eyüpoğlu, stated that according to research, the insurance sector in the world will grow by 20% by 2020 and that resultantly, this will increase employment requirements of the sector. Finally, Prof. Dr. Eyüpoğlu stated that young people who are making considerations of career opportunities should definitely contemplate working in this field.

The Sports Policy, Physical Education and the Quality of Education at Sports Schools were laid on the table

Near East University Faculty of Sports Sciences organized a seminar themed “Quality Physical Education and Sports Policy”. The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that the Faculty of Sports Sciences held a seminar and provided a scientific platform to discuss and exchange ideas on sports policy and quality physical education at sports schools. It was stated that the seminar, which was moderated by Asst. Prof. Dr. Nazım Burgul, Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Sports Sciences, was realized with the participation of NEU vice Rector Professor Tamer Şanlıdağ, Salih Sarpten, Director of the Educational Office of the Ministry of National Education, Professor Mehtap Tiryakioğlu, Dean of NEU Faculty of Sports Sciences, METU Faculty Member Professor Levent Ince, department chairs, faculty members and many physical education teachers working in schools across TRNC. The opening speech of the event was delivered by Professor Mehtap Tiryakioğlu, Dean of the Faculty of Sports Sciences. In her opening remarks, she welcomed the participants and pointed out that it was the third seminar that they had organized in the current academic year. METU Faculty Member Professor Levent Ince, Asst. Prof. Dr. Osman Emiroğlu, Head of the Department of Physical Education and Sports Teaching, and Associate Professor Hakan Atamtürk, Head of the Department of Recreation, participated in the event as speakers. The goal is to raise physical education teachers having professional qualifications and to popularize sports… Delivering information about the education, training and management styles and principles regarding physical education, health and sports programs, the seminar moderator Asst. Prof. Dr. Nazım Burgul addressed the problems encountered while implementing teaching methods, and proposed solutions to overcome these problems. The first panelist Professor Levent Ince underlined the crucial role of teaching styles, updated programs and teacher’s competencies and quality teaching in affecting the learning performance of students. The second panelist Associate Professor Hakan Atamtürk addressed the great importance of a well-designed and up-to-date physical education, health and sports curriculum in raising well-equipped individuals capable to address the needs of the sector. In this regard, he underlined that the needs of individuals and society, and programs focused on fitness, vitality and learner-centered approaches that adopted by contemporary educational bodies had great importance. The final panelist Asst. Prof. Dr. Osman Emiroğlu touched upon the importance of closely following up the changing physical education and sport teaching approaches and implementing student-centered and reconstructing learning approaches instead of traditional and stereotyped educational approaches. In his final remarks, Emiroğlu criticized the course structure that predominantly based on drill commands such as “close-order”, “ten-hut” and “at ease” in which students are not involved in the education process. At the end of the seminar, NEU vice Rector Professor Tamer Şanlıdağ presented thanks certificates to the speakers in recognition of their contributions to the seminar.

Academic Members of Near East University Peer-Reviewed a Journal which holds a significant place in the field of Turcology: International Journal of Uyghur Studies

Academic Members of Near East University Assoc Prof Dr. Mustafa Yeniasır and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burak Gökbulut, peer-reviewed the International Journal of Uyghur Studies; which publishes scientific papers in various countries and different disciplines in the fields of Uyghur studies to provide knowledge flow by making these studies accessible in the international criteria and thus, to contribute to the development of Turcology. According to the press info release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the International Journal is published twice a year, in June and in December, prepared by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University. The Journal is scanned by international databases and indexes such as Arastirmax, Erıhplus, Asos, Info Base Index, MIAR, Sparch Indexing, MLA, I2OR, Türk Eğitim İndeksi, Ideal Online and Sobiad. Additionally, it was stated that the International Journal of Uyghur Studies fulfilled a very important function in order to reveal the cultural richness of the Uyghur Turks in scientific criteria and to publicize the scientific studies on the Uyghurs at an international level. Furthermore, scientific articles, compilations, book introductions and transfers related to other Turkish tribes such as Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Uzbek are also published. Shortly after the publication of the journal, it is sent to the libraries and international index institutions determined by the editorial board.

2019 Calendar was made with the Artwork of Children with Special Needs created during their Art Therapy

As part of the social responsibility project of the Department of Public Relations and Advertising of Faculty of Communication of Near East University, a calendar for the upcoming new-year has been done with the students of the Algım Special Education Centre. According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the project was realised at Algım Special Education Centre and the first stage of the project involved art therapy and Artist Ozan Özgenler drew sea themed pictures accompanied by music and created a fun environment to the children. Artist Ozan Özgenler stated that it was the first time they had been involved in an activity such as this and that it was very special for them. He added that children with special needs were rather creative and successful. The Pictures were used to make 2019 Calendar… It was pointed out that the project was coordinated by the final year student of the Department of Public Relations and Advertising of Faculty of Communication of Near East University, Burçin Acar Ersoy, and the second stage involved using the artwork created to make the 2019 calendar. Furthermore, the pictures drawn by the children were also exhibited at the 3rd Visual Art Exhibition held due to the International Day of Persons with Disability, which is on December 3rd. Subsequent to the exhibition, the 2019 calendar which was made with the sponsorship of Metropol Supermarket was presented to the Mayor of the Nicosia Turkish Municipality, Mehmet Harmancı and Deputy Director General of Telsim Fevzi Tampınar by Burçin Acar and Ufuk Altunç. Making a statement regarding the matter, Metropol Supermarket CEO Can Ersoy, stated that they were always ready to support meaningful projects alike and that the artworks created by the children were quite successful and creative. Head of Algım Special Education Centre Evren Karademir expressed many thanks to everyone contributing to the event as this was a great opportunity for the children to be creative in their own fantasy worlds and boost their self-confidences. Awareness on Persons with disabilities is being aimed to be created for every day rather than limiting it to a single day… Academic Member of Faculty of Communication of Near East University Ufuk Altunç, made a statement and expressed that each year, a different institution was selected to organise artwork with the members; later to utilize the artwork created for the making of the coming new-year. Furthermore, he stated that rather than limiting the awareness to a single day, they were aiming to create awareness on persons with disability throughout the year. He ended his words by stating that this year they had chosen to work with the children at the Algım Special Education Centre to create the 2019 calendar.

Near East University participated in the Fund Development and Public Relations Training Seminar at SOS Children’s Village

Within the scope of the Agency Management course, the students studying at the Department of Public Relations and Advertising of the Faculty of Communication of Near East University, organized an extra-scholastic educational trip to SOS Children’s Village , the largest charity organization in Northern Cyprus. The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuran Öze, the teacher in charge of the agency management course, organized an extra-scholastic educational trip to SOS Children’s Village in order to provide the students with opportunity to better understand the importance and functioning of public relations at non-governmental organizations. It was stated that the students participated in a two-hour training seminar on fund development and public relations within the scope of the trip. During the seminar, SOS Children’s Village Fund Development and Public Relations Director Cemil Hafız delivered information about fundraising campaigns, types of sponsorships, face-to-face campaigns, activities, SOS products, loyalty programs and their functioning, communication activities and channels, agencies in cooperation with SOS, fund development team and distribution of tasks and responsibilities in public relations and communication, model campaigns, and most importantly 360-degree campaign planning and implementation processes. In his closing remarks, Cemil Hafız Underlined the importance of collaborative working for a good campaign and drew attention to the necessity of well-tailored and goal-oriented preparations for planning annual campaigns and communication events. Near East University Students drew attention with their questions…. After an hour and half lasting presentation, Cemil Hafız answered the questions directed to him by the students. Önder Hansu, a student from Near East University, drew great attention with his question “As far as I know, you have a little son. And you work at a child-oriented organization. If we compare the process as before and after having a child, have you experienced any change in your attitudes towards your job?” Answering that his life changed a lot, Cemil Hafız stated that he used to work so hard to develop more funds for SOS and he felt so sad when failed in any campaign before having a child. “However, after having a child, I realized that each campaign that we carried out, regardless failure or success, touched the life of a person” said he. We aimed to provide platform for our students to get to know that they would be able to involve in various sectors… Underlining the crucial role of on-site applications regarding real life in raising well-equipped students capable to address the needs of the sector, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nuran Öze stated that they organized the extra-scholastic educational trip to provide the students studying at the Department of Public Relations and Advertising with opportunity to enhance their knowledge and experiences through training on-site. Highlighting that they aimed to provide the students with platform with a training trip to SOS Children’s Village where they had opportunity to get to know that they would be able to involve in various sectors, Asst. Prof. Dr. Öze expressed her views regarding the issue: “Moreover, becoming aware of the fact that they can touch human life while doing their work is something that feeds self-consciousness. We will continue to organize various training trips each semester in accordance with the course contents” noted she.

Turkish Cypriot Leader “Dr. Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle Exhibition” to be opened on January 15th will also be exhibited in 14 Turkic Republics

The Exhibition themed “Dr. Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle” and held in cooperation with the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and the Cyprus National History Museum will be organized by the artists of our country and opened on January 15, 2019, on the day of the 35th death anniversary of Fazıl Küçük. The exhibition will also be held in 14 Turkic Republics. According to the Near East University Press and Public Relations Directorate, The exhibition themed “Dr. Fazil Kucuk and National Struggle” will later be held in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Altai, Saha, Tyva Republic, Khakassia Republic and Gagauzia. The exhibition of “Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle” is of great importance for the recognition of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the artists of our country in the Turkic Republics and their communities. Telling the story of freedom struggle of Turkish Cypriots through the artworks of our artists and the exhibition of “Dr. Fazil Küçük and National Struggle” will contribute to solidate the brotherhood relations among Turkish Cypriots and Turkic countries through art. The exhibition of “Dr. Fazil Küçük and National Struggle” that will be held in order to declare will include artworks made in painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and objects that belong to those years and depict the national struggle years for freedom, and all will contribute to promotion of TRNC in the rest of the world. The Turkish Cypriots will present their existence to Turkic States with Presentation of its National Struggle… The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Near East University and the President of the Science Board of the National History Museum, Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul, emphasized that the Turkish Cypriot people have been in a struggle of existence for years and in an attempt to preserve their roots, cultural values and their historical heritage of national freedom war, and present all these values to the rest of the world through investments made on art by the Founding Rector of Near East University, Dr. Suat Günsel, as well as transferring these values to the next generations.
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