MINISTER SELÇUK INAUGURATED THE "DO YOU KNOW YUNUS EMRE?" EXHIBITION IN ESKİŞEHİRMinister of National Education Ziya Selçuk inaugurated the "Do you know Yunus Emre?" exhibition as a part of his official visit to Eskişehir. Addressing the opening ceremony, Minister Selçuk said, "I believe it is really special to meet the memory of Yunus Emre under his shadow that covers his words that has deep meanings which is told in such a short but essential way and creates such a climate of sense and commemorate him through some projects".
After signing the protocol on the construction of the Science and Arts Center at the Governor's Office, Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk inaugurated the "Do you know Yunus Emre?" exhibition held at the Anatolia University Turkish World Science, Culture and Arts Center.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the exhibition that displays paintings, miniatures about Yunus Emre, ceramics and period clothes organized by Eskişehir Advanced School of Girls, Minister Selçuk said that people are still trying to understand and perceive the message of Yunus Emre after 700 years of his demise. He stated that the message of Yunus Emre is to bringing people together in the right path that aims at searching the good and the beautiful adding that:
"Our effort to search for good, better and beautiful continues within this context. I believe it is really special to see the memory of Yunus Emre under his shadow that covers his words that has deep meanings which are told in such a short but essential way and creates such a climate of sense and commemorate him through some projects. One of the important elements of his works is expressing deep thoughts by using a very plain and refined language. This mentality continues to enrich humanity and his works are the pride of the Turkish language."
Minister Selçuk recalled the importance of Yunus Emre's famous quotes that could be understood by all people even children and stated: "His philosophy and his suggestions to people is of course modesty... Even beyond modesty, his philosophy is giving up on himself and bowing to domination of language... When all these elements come together, I am sure that future generations will continue to share his epic stories and quotes."
Minister Selçuk stressed the importance of works which are put on the display in the exhibition by the Eskişehir Advanced Technical School for Girls and went on to say that, "the Yunus Emre year declared by our President is about Turkish language and this year should be repeated constantly in order to carry the memory and works of Yunus Emre to the future".
Following the speeches, Minister Selçuk visited the exhibition and listened to the recital of Yunus Emre's poems.