Minister of National Education and Culture Cemal Özyiğit: “The National Struggle of the Turkish Cypriots will be passed onto future Generations…”
Date Added: 16 February 2019, 15:43
Last Updated Date:19 November 2020, 14:27

The Minister of National Education and Culture of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Cemal Özyiğit, visited the “Dr. Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle” Exhibition; an exhibition held due to the 35th death anniversary of Dr. Fazıl Küçük. It was stated that the exhibition included a total of 165 pieces of 92 local artists and the exhibition was open to visit until 1st March, 2019.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, the exhibition themed as “Dr. Fazıl Küçük and National Struggle” is currently held at Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts at Atatürk Culture and Congress Centre and after the visit of the Minister of National Education and Culture, Cemal Özyiğit, expressed how impressed he was of the exhibition. During his visit, Founding Rector of Near East University, Dr. Suat İ. Günsel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Near East University, Assoc Prof Dr İrfan. S. Günsel accompanied the Minister of National Education and Culture. Also, Founding Head of the Managing Board of the Cyprus Turkish National History Museum Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul informed the Minister regarding the pieces exhibited and also provided details regarding the silicone statue of Dr. Fazıl Küçük.

TRNC Minister Cemal Özyiğit: “The Future Generations have the opportunity to observe the Turkish Cypriots’ National Struggle…”
The Minister of National Education and Culture of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Cemal Özyiğit , made a statement regarding his visit to the exhibition and stated that the Near East University Art Centre was hosting a very significant exhibition. He added that an exhibition on an important figure in the history of Turkish Cypriots’ national struggle made him rather proud and happy. Furthermore, Minister Cemal Özyiğit continued by stating that children of all ages should visit the exhibition to get the feel of the issues lived through the Turkish Cypriots’ struggle. He also stated that alongside to being a significant event which should not be missed, it was also a great opportunity to inspire children regarding their artistical skills to be revealed in the future.

Moreover, he stressed that it was necessary and important for future generations to understand and get to know the details of the struggle which the Turkish Cypriots had to give throughout history so that they can be aware of the reality and value cultural values; in addition to loving their community and country. He emphasised that the difficult days which the Turkish Cypriot community lived and how they gradually established the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus should not be forgotten and passed onto future generations.