December 21 Turkish Education Festival has been marked in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.
A symposium entitled "Lost Values of Turkish Culture in the Balkans and Eastern Europe" and the reception for December 21 Turkish Education Festival have been organized by the Union of Turkish NGOs in Republic of Macedonia (MATÜSİTEB) with support from Yunus Emre Institute and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA).
The "Lost Values of Turkish Culture in the Balkans and Eastern Europe" symposium has been attended by Turkish Parliament Speaker Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şentop, North Macedonian Parliament Speaker Talat Caferi, North Macedonian Constitutional Court President Salih Murat, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Skopje Hasan Mehmet Sekizkök, MATÜSİTEB Chairman Hüsrev Emin, representatives of Turkish institutions and organizations, members of parliament, academics, businessmen and many guests.
Following the symposium organized with the attendance of 20 scientists from 13 countries, the "December 21 Turkish Education Festival Central Ceremony Reception" was held.
During the reception, the need to protect and foster the friendship inherited from ancestors was stressed, and it was underlined that younger generations that represent Turkish society should receive quality education not only in Turkish language, but also in all areas and the Republic of Turkey would continue to lend support to North Macedonian authorities to this end.
As part of the program, the award-winning students in "Our Native Tongue is Turkish" painting, poetry and essay competition, organized for the primary school, high school and university students receiving Turkish education in North Macedonia were presented with their prizes.
The reception ended with a music recital.