Within the scope of Social Cooperative Education, Promotion, Application and Development Project developed by the Ministry of Commerce, Tradesmen, Artisans and Cooperatives General Directorate, Social Cooperatives set out from Istanbul Sirkeci Station on April 5 in order to raise awareness about the social cooperative model, to support, develop and expand social cooperatives. The Training and Promotion Train reached Gaziantep Station on April 15.
Gaziantep Governor Davut GÜL and the Deputy General Manager of Tradesmen, Craftsmen and Cooperatives Deputy General Manager Ekrem Alper BOZKURT followed the information meeting at the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce. Successful cooperative stories were shared in the meeting, which started with the presentation of social expert cooperatives with Gökçen Mert KORKMAZ, a Trade Expert attended by relevant non-governmental organizations and cooperatives. ORKOOP Foreign Relations Coordinator and COOP EUROPE Board Member Ünal ÖRNEK made valuable shares on social cooperatives.
In the afternoon, the program continued with a social cooperative themed drama workshop for children in the Nizip Temporary Housing Center. On 16 April, an interview was held with the students in Gaziantep University, inspiring social cooperatives. Vice Rector of Gaziantep University Dr. The conversation, which started with the speeches of Mr. Metin BEDİR and Deputy General Manager of Tradesmen, Craftsmen and Cooperatives, Mr. Ekrem Alper BOZKURT, continued with the presentations of Needs Map representative Yağmur TAŞDEMİR, UN Volunteer representative Nil MEMİŞOĞLU and Trade Specialist Gökçen Mert KORKMAZ. ended with the episode.