AVRUPA TIMES/LONDON-The 3rd European Turkish Media Summit was organized by the European Turkish Press and Journalists Association ATGB, with the contributions of YTB, ATİAD and Türksoy, in Neukirchen Vluyn, Germany. Within the scope of the media summit, a workshop, award ceremony and gala program were held where the problems of the Turkish Press in Europe were discussed.
3rd European Turkish Media Summit; It was held with the participation of 100 press members, 300 business people, 200 non-governmental organization managers and representatives and Turkish and German guests. In the program, AK Party Deputy Chairman for Foreign Relations Zafer Sırakaya, CHP Kahramanmaraş Deputy Ali Öztunç, Turkey's Consul General in Düsseldorf Ali İhsan İzbul, Consul General in Essen Taylan Özgür Aydın, Neukirchen-Vluyn Mayor Ralf Köpke, Head of Department of the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities. Fatih Nişancı, President of the European Turkish Press and Journalists Association Ali Paşa Akbaş, T.R. Berlin Embassy Communications Counselor Hasan Kocabıyık, Türksoy Deputy Secretary General Sayit Yusuf, European Association of Turkish Businessmen and Industrialists (ATIAD) President Aziz Sarıyar, Turkey and Integration Research Center Foundation Director Prof. Dr. Halil Uslucan, CDU Bremen Parliament Member Dr. Oğuzhan Yazıcı, SPD KRV Parliament Deputy Volkan Baran, and Turkish Harmonization and Research Foundation Director Hacı Halil Uslucan made the opening speeches.
Ali Pasa Akbas
In his opening speech, Ali Pasha Akbaş, President of the European Turkish Press and Journalists Association, touched upon the importance of the Turkish press operating abroad and said, "I wholeheartedly congratulate the European Turkish journalists who have been broadcasting in our native language for more than half a century. The purpose of the Media Summit is to ensure that the Turkish media in Europe has been "To create a consultation environment by bringing together the problems that cannot be solved or ignored, and members of the press who experience these problems themselves. We also want to receive advertising support from big companies such as THY and Sunexpress, which are the pride of our Turkey. We expect support from the authorities in this regard," he said.
Common Problems Were Expressed at the Media Workshop
In the second part of the Media Summit, a workshop was held to address the problems of the Turkish press in Europe. Ankara Medipol University Faculty of Communication Lecturer Dr. At the workshop chaired by Mustafa Arslan, Adil Elmas from Austria, Hüseyin Dönmez from Belgium, Vatan Öz from England, Mahmut Eröztürk from the Netherlands, Ali Çalışkan and Ali Kılıçarsan from Germany, Tarık Çelikçi from France, Levent from Switzerland. In Karaağaç European Union, the Turkish Press talked about the current situation and solutions to the problems from the first years of migration to today and the future.
Vatan Öz, who participated on behalf of England and the United Kingdom in the workshop where the problems of the Turkish press in Europe were discussed in the second part of the Media Summit, said: “Before I start my words, I would like to draw attention to the importance of two issues discussed in the workshop. Firstly, the suggestion of Hüseyin Dönmez from Belgium to hold the media workshop in Ankara is very appropriate and necessary. It is vital for the European Turkish press that our state calls us to Ankara and addresses the problems. Secondly, AK Party Deputy Chairman of Foreign Affairs Zafer Sırakaya's statement that he was working to strengthen the European Turkish media and that he would convey this to the parliament was a long-awaited development. "This statement of Sırakaya and his suggestion to hold the media workshop in Ankara can be summarized as the achievements of the media workshop."
Vatan Öz concluded his speech as follows: “Since 2014, we have established a union between England, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan, Russia and Germany. Ms. Naziya is doing her best in Kazakhstan. I would like to thank Naziya Bisenova, president of the Turkish Speaking Journalists Foundation, which carries the European Turkish press to the Turkish world. In London, there is the foreign press association FPA, which is indirectly affiliated with the British Crown. We sat down with Naziya Bisenova from Kazakhstan, me from England and Ali Pasha Akbaş from Germany, and established the World Foreign Press Association under the name of WFPA with our own means. We sat down and talked about how we could attract the attention of the German media in Germany and the British media in England. “We will present these studies to Türksoy YTB with the support of Mr. Zafer Sırakaya.”