"Turkish Train", prepared within the scope of 735. Year Karaman Turkish Language Festival events, set out for Karaman with a ceremony organized by Ankara Train Station.
Minister of National Education Dinçer, who attended the ceremony, stated that the beginning of all the journeys expressed a farewell and separation, explaining the sadness.
Dinçer stated that the writers and artists will also take place in the "Turkish Train", which will take off, "I am very happy that the Turkish Congress of Youth will take place in Karaman, proudly bearing the title of Turkish capital in the 735th anniversary of the Turkish Language Festival. In this congress, I would like to give a little advice to our young people who will discuss the language of the new constitution and law, the more our students read and the more they improve their vocabulary, the more they will have the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings as much as they show their efforts and care. ”
Expressing that the rise of the cultural level of a society is directly proportional to the development of his language, Dinçer said that Turkish, one of the oldest and deep-rooted languages of the world, is spoken by approximately 200 million people in the world.
"However, in order to make this great treasure ourselves, we have to regain it every day, like Yahya Kemal, we must always keep a language consciousness, care and love alive by saying" Turkish is my mother's milk in my mouth ".
- "A generation who does not read is catching up" -
Minister Dincer, continued:
“If we are expressing ourselves with an average of 300-400 words a day today, moreover, if we do not pronounce these words correctly and well, and cannot write them correctly, we cannot benefit from the possibilities of this great treasure. Certainly, it cannot be expected that each of us has all the means of expression like a writer and a poet. But we should all have an effort to use Turkish correctly, beautifully and simply. We should ensure this by creating language awareness and love of language, not with prohibitions, sanctions. Not only our teachers, parents, institutions but also all of us have great responsibilities in this regard. ”
Dinçer emphasized that the most effective way of learning was to read books, and that the students' reading skills and reading habits were shaped in the primary school age.
Dinçer said, “As the Ministry, we have accelerated our efforts to meet children and young people with distinguished examples from Turkish and World literature at an appropriate age and gain the pleasure of reading. We will increase the number of our conscious young people who will protect the great heritage of Turkish, to the extent that we can enrich our children's vocabulary through works that use our Turkish beautifully and effectively. ”
Today, only Turkey is not that the world's other countries also began to grow a generation reading expresses Dincer, television, internet, life changing dramatically with technology such as computers to children and to gain the reading habits of teenagers and young people is not compelling to attract the library, he said that it is imperative to use attractive methods . "Otherwise, we will have deprived our children of language and the possibilities of language, which is the only means of expressing and liberating our children," said Dinçer.
- “Turkish is our national identity” -
The Governor of Karaman Süleyman Kahraman reminded that the Turkish Train departed from Haydarpaşa Station last year, and this year, starting from Ankara, Kırıkkale will pass through Kayseri and reach Karaman.
Stating that they care about being on the road of Turkish and they care about this journey, Kahraman said, “The meanings that connect us to each other in Turkish are hidden. Every word of Turkish teaches us that we are not the only one, we cannot be. The Turkish Train will actually travel between hearts, not between cities. We want and wish that every person living in this land should be aware of the meaning of our Turkish. ”
AK Party Karaman Deputy Mevlüt Akgün stated that language is the basic communication tool in the people's tool and said that language is also one of the basic elements that make nations a nation.
Akgün said, "We think that Turkish is our national identity, our dignity and the greatest patriotism in our words, to protect Turkish, to fight for its development and beautification".
TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman stated that he was pleased with the inclusion of railways in the celebrations of Turkish Language Holiday and stated that trains are transporters of culture as well as culture carriers.
Explaining that the train will hold various events in Kırıkkale and Kayseri stations, Karaman reminded that it is easier to reach Karaman by high-speed train.
Karaman Mayor Kamil Uğurlu stated that Karaman was declared as the language capital and that they plan to create a large center by collecting all the works and writings written in Turkish.
After the speeches, Minister Dinçer, who went to the Turkish Train with the participants, put on the movement officer's hat and sent off the train using the movement disc.
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