“Dr. Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle Exhibition” Was Extended Until March 1, 2019 Due to Intense Interest of the Public and Students…

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“Dr. Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle Exhibition” Was Extended Until March 1, 2019 Due to Intense Interest of the Public and Students…

Having been organized by Cyprus Turkish National History Museum that situated within the body of Near East University Education Foundation in memory of the 35th death anniversary of Turkish Cypriot Leader Dr. Fazıl Küçük , the exhibition themed “Dr. Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle was extended until 1 March 2019 due to great interest of the public and students.

Consisting of 165 original artworks created by 92 talented artists of our country, the exhibition had been opened on January 15, 2019 by TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı. Considering the great interest of the public and students, the exhibition, which was scheduled to come to an end on 15 February, was extended until 1 March 2019.

According to the press info released by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, the exhibition, which is devoted to Dr. Fazıl Küçük, is currently displayed at Cyprus Arts Center situated in Atatürk Culture and Congress Center (AKKM). It was stated that the exhibition themed “Dr. Fazıl Küçük and Struggle” was extended until March 1, 2019 considering the intense interest of the art lovers, young people, students and the society.

Students and Public Attach Great Interest in the Exhibition…
Since its opening on January 15, 2019, the exhibition titled “Dr. Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle” has been visited by many students studying at elementary and secondary schools affiliated to the the Ministry of National Education and Culture. Besides, many art enthusiasts, politicians, citizens and officials attached great interest in the exhibition. It was stated that the exhibition, which was scheduled to come an end on 15 February, was extended until 1 March, 2019 in order to allow wider populations to visit the exhibition.

“Dr. Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle Exhibition” Was Extended Until March 1, 2019 Due to Intense Interest of the Public and Students…

Different Techniques Were Used to Depict Dr. Fazıl Küçük…
Having been organized by the Cyprus Turkish National History Museum in memory of the 35th death anniversary of Dr. Fazıl Küçük, the Leader of Turkish Cypriot people’s struggle for freedom and existence, the exhibiton features artworks created by our country’s talented artists. Artworks consisting of oil paintings, acrylic paintings, ceramics/sculpture, historic photographs prepared by using overlap technique, artworks created by using collage technique, video graphics, digital illustration, digital printing and linocut printmaking techniques are currently being displayed at the exhibition. Besides, a hyperrealist silicone sculpture created by using special technique for placing real hair on the face, arms and legs to depict and potrait Dr. Fazıl Küçük is being exhibited. Photographs taken by the Cypriot photographers, who had witnessed many events during the years of national struggle, are also on display. Besides, in an audio-visual environment, the visitors have the opportunity to watch and listen to the speeches made by Dr. Fazıl Küçük in various years of the national struggle. Then, the exhibition will be displayed mainly in the Republic of Turkey and 14 Turkic Republics and communities. The exhibition, which has great importance in terms of promoting the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and our country’s artists in Turkic republics and communities, will provide opportunity to strengthen and reinforce the friendship that established with ties of affection with Turkic World.

Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Ozkul: “To Pave the Way for the Young Generations to Explore the Future Is the Mission of the Museum…
Underlining that young generations need to know their past and history well before setting out to explore the future, the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Founding Chairman of the Board of the Cyprus Turkish National History Museum, Professor Ali Efdal Ozkul stated that the exhibition themed “Dr. Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle” was organized to enhance the collection of the Cyprus Turkish National History Museum that situated within the body of Near East University Education Foundation and convey the legendary struggle of existence given by Turkish Cypriots on these lands since 1570s to next generations.

Expressing that the museum would open its doors to public in 2020, Professor Ali Efdal Ozkul highlighted that conveying the significant legendary struggle given by Turkish Cypriots despite of all hardships and pressures to next generations and paving the way for them to explore the future was among the fundamental missions of the museum. “The Cyprus Turkish National History Museum, which will be a place where the history of Turkish Cypriots comes alive, will reflect Turkish Cypriot people’s struggle for existence and freedom by using the most contemporary audio-visual devices. It will be a living museum, a learning place, which will continuously enhance its core collection and provide all information regarding the history of Turkish Cypriots through presentations and animations in an interactive, digital and audio-visual environment. The Cyprus Turkish National History Museum organized the “Dr. Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle” exhibition to make the existence of Turkish Cypriots better known across the world. Within this frame, the exhibition features artworks created by our country’s talented artists. Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs reflecting Dr. Fazıl Küçük and the years of national struggle and the objects specific to those years are the core collection of the exhibition. The exhibition will also be held in Turkic countries later and this will provide opportunity for us to make not only the Turkish Cypriots struggle for existence but also the Turkish Cypriot identity better understood across the world” said he.

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