MINISTER SELÇUK OPENS "4th YEAR OF JULY 15 NATIONAL WILL EXHIBITION""Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk accompanied by martyr teacher Yusuf Elitaş's spouse Serpil Elitaş and July 15 veteran and history teacher Fatih Zengin opened the "July 15 National Will Exhibition".
Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk opened the "4th Year of July 15 National Will Exhibition" at the exhibition hall of the Ministry.
Speaking at the opening of exhibition, Selçuk noted that the Ministry is working in an effort to explain July 15 (the 2016 coup attempt) in schools as a part of classes and other activities and underlined the importance of taking lessons from the event. "We are working in an effort to maintain permanent unity among young generations of our nation and never let them to lose national consciousness. In exchange of our efforts, we expect our children and youngsters to understand the importance of democracy, national consciousness and national will and act accordingly," said Minister Selçuk.
The exhibition includes 60 works prepared by the life-long learning institutions affiliated to the Directorate General of Lifelong Learning. Participants of the exhibition wore masks designed on the occasion of July 15.
Director General of Lifelong Learning Yusuf Büyük presented a handmade Turkish flag to Minister Selçuk.
July 15 veteran teacher talks about what he went through
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Zengin said, "On the night of July 15 our mission was clear. We took up the mission like our hero soldiers and police officers to fight for our country."
Explaining that he was among the people who gathered in front of the General Staff to resist the brain team of July 15 coup attempt, Zengin went on to say, "It was then they fired guns. My leg was injured but thank to Allah I am fine now and Allah granted me to become a veteran for my country. During that period, I underwent two surgeries. I am fine now. May Allah prevent the reoccurrence of such bad days. As a history teacher, I think explaining July 15 to young generations is a mission. I am just one veteran. I pray to Allah to let me become a martyr for my country."
Works will be displayed at the Kızılay Metro Bazaar exhibition hall between July 20 and July 24 and then at the Ulucanlar Jail Museum hall after July 24.