Konya is the city of technology and science

Organized by the Konya Metropolitan Municipality, the 8th Konya Science Festival opened at the Konya Science Center.

During the opening speech of the festival held at Konya Science Center, Turkey’s first science center supported by TÜBİTAK, Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay thanked the Minister of Industry and from Varank Technology for their support during the festival.

KONYA IS THE CENTER OF SCIENCE, LEARNING AND CIVILIZATION OF THE PAST
Noting that the Seljuks built madrassahs in all provinces, especially in Anatolia, and provided opportunities for scholars to work there, President Altay said: “The Seljuk capital, Konya, is such an important city in the time that not only those who live in Anatolia, but like Muhiddin Arabi, who left Andalusia, these scholars settled in our city. Hz. Mevlana, together with his father Bahaddin Veled, concluded his journey from Belh to Konya, and Konya became the center of science, wisdom and civilization ever since. Today, Konya, with its 5 universities, is a city of universities, a city of science, and it still continues to produce science. mentioned.

KONYA TURNED A NEW PAGE IN ITS JOURNEY WITH SCIENCE IN 2014
Expressing that Konya opened a new page in its adventure with science in 2014, President Altay said, “In 2014, Konya Science Center was inaugurated with a ceremony by our President. Konya Science Center, as the first and largest science center in Turkey supported by TÜBİTAK, has welcomed 2 million visitors since then. We are doing important work here, especially for our young people to learn science, become familiar with science, use science in their daily lives and sign the Turkey of tomorrow. used the sentences.

OUR YOUTH AND CHILDREN HAVE A LOT TO LEARN HERE
President Altay continued his speech as follows: “8. We could not organize the Science Festival last year due to the pandemic. In 2019, we welcomed more than 150,000 visitors. Hopefully the number will be higher this year. There is a lot of interest. In our region; We welcome visitors from Ankara, Afyon, Isparta, Aksaray, Karaman, Niğde and even Kayseri. There is a lot of interest. We welcome here very important companies and institutions of our state. Especially our TÜBİTAK; ASELSAN, ROKETSAN, BAYKAR, TÜMOSAN and many of our manufacturers are here now. This year’s theme is “How to take a national technological step?” ” How it works?’ In this sense, we plan to open a door to our young people. On this occasion, we are expecting our young people from all over Turkey, especially from the Central Anatolia region. Under the leadership of our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Konya Science Center and Konya Science Festival provide very important services to our National Technology Move. I want to thank everyone who contributed.”

Those who know and those who don’t know, those who know and those who wash, will never be together.
AK Konya Party MP Ziya Altunyaldız said, “Those who know and those who don’t know will never be the same again. Those who make and those who destroy are never one. Those who run to serve humanity and those who want to confuse humanity will never be the same again. That is why, in the light of science, we have served our country for 20 years under the leadership of our President. Judging by the revolutions made in the past, they are all based on science. Without science we cannot see ahead, we cannot walk, we cannot build the future. That’s why Konya, a city of civilizations, has played a pioneering role in science, wisdom and civilization with the 8th Science Festival, which we organized with the efforts of our metropolitan mayor.” mentioned.

THE CIVILIZATION CREATED BY KONYA IS A CIVILIZATION SHAPED BY SCIENCE AND SCIENCE
Konya Governor Vahdettin Özkan said, “The civilization created by Konya is a civilization shaped by science and science. This civilization has indeed produced scholars and sages in our history. There is a side of wisdom that feeds the 200-year-old capital. Of course, this wisdom has been shaped by this science. It is a manifestation of this wisdom that in Seljuk times we were alone with the institutions that we can benefit from today with their architecture, science and wisdom. The steps taken by the municipalities of Konya to achieve this mission are very valuable both on behalf of our city and to fulfill the strategy determined by our government. makes the statement.

WE ARE PLEASED TO CARRY THE TORCH OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN KONYA
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said they were happy to carry the torch of science and technology that they lit at TEKNOFEST in Konya. Noting that they will ensure the continuity of scientific and technological activities throughout Turkey in the coming periods, they will ensure that this torch always burns, Minister Varank said: “We opened the Konya Science Center 7 years with our president. When I saw this gigantic Science Center equipped with the facilities of modern technology, I felt a great emotion. We were aware that we would pass through these places on the way to our 2023 goals, that the inspiring work of young inventors at Konya Science Center and the projects they have done here would lead us to these goals. I feel the same excitement today. he said.

THANKS FROM MINISTER VARANK TO PRESIDENT ALTAY
Expressing that they are very happy to see that the science centers they have built all over Turkey are the driving forces of the national technology movement, Minister Varank said, “The science centers we have established in Konya, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Elazig and Bursa with the support of TUBITAK has increased our young people’s interest in science. plays an important role in increasing The events that take place there and the festivals that allow us to get together with young people serve to a large extent for the socialization of science. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my friends, especially our Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality, who contributed to the festival. I wish the 8th Konya Science Festival will be beneficial. used the sentences.

Emphasizing that the path to total development is through value-added production, science, technology, innovation and a well-functioning innovation ecosystem, Minister Varank said: “That is why we have proposed the vision of the National Technology Move under the leadership of our President. We are working with all our efforts to make Turkey a country that not only uses technology, but also develops, produces and exports its own technology.

TURKEY HAS AN EFFECTIVE LEGACY IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Noting that the Konya Science Festival is one of the important events that play a role in socializing the national technology movement, Varank said, “I hope the experiences they have here will have a strong and unforgettable effect on the lives of our young people. . I believe that young people who breathe this atmosphere will be the locomotive of a great and powerful Turkey. Turkey has an influential heritage in the field of science and technology with its ancient past and civilizational accumulation. Researchers living in these lands have shaped the history of world science in the past. Hopefully our young people will carry this accumulation into the future through the bridges they have built from the past to the present. Following the path of his ancestors, he will carry our country to the place it deserves, and under the guidance of science and technology, he will raise Turkey above the level of contemporary civilizations. mentioned.



I INVITE OUR SONS AND FAMILY FROM SURROUNDING PROVINCES TO KONYA
Minister Varank ended his speech with the following words: “The whole world knows it now. If there is a technological race in any field in the world, Turkish youth is in this race. And they exist in the best possible way. Regardless of “we can’t do it, we can’t”, someone shows their presence in these competitions by saying “we can do our best”. Hopefully we will see our youngsters from Konya as the winners of these competitions in the near future. I invite our children and families from neighboring provinces to Konya, as well as all the people of Konya. Let them come and experience traditional Konya hospitality and also participate in the Science Festival. Let them have a day full of science all day.

After the opening, Minister Varank visited the festival area and paid particular attention to young people. The 8th Konya Science Festival can be visited between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. until Sunday evening.



 

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