9th Konya Science Festival Opened Its Doors

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9th Konya Science Festival Opened Its Doors

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank inaugurated the 9th Science Festival in Konya. Announcing that applications have started to be received as of today for the sky observation event to be held at Erzurum Eastern Anatolia Observatory, the largest observatory in Europe, Minister Varank said, “We invite all the space lovers, regardless of age, to our event, which will be held on July 22-24. " said.

Minister Varank opened the 9th Science Festival (ScienceFest) held at Konya Science Center. Starting his speech by expressing his sadness due to the forest fires in Muğla, Varank said:


Our drones take snapshots; firefighting planes, helicopters and sprinklers respond immediately. Our fire and forestry personnel, security forces are on the field at the cost of their lives. This fire will be brought under control as soon as possible and we will erase the traces of the disaster with the forestation works we will do afterwards.


Exactly 8 years ago, I was very excited by the magnificence of Turkey's first and largest science center, equipped with modern technologies. This excitement has now turned into justified pride. Because the science and technology torch we lit in Konya that day spread to all corners of our country.


With the torch we lit, we instilled a love of science and technology in millions of our young people. This love, which grew like an avalanche, did not fit into the squares in Konya today. The city of science, wisdom and tolerance, Konya has shown us again today that it is also the city of science and technology.


We put forward the National Technology Move to make Turkey a global base in the field of technology. We are determined to be a country that directs technology rather than following it. While presenting this vision, we trust our youth, who are the greatest power of our country. The bright future of our country is possible with our young people who follow science and technology.


Our youth research culture kazanWe organize TEKNOFESTs and science festivals all over the country so that they can learn. We are pleased to follow that all of our efforts and efforts are positively affecting our youth. We are walking confidently on the way to a great and strong Turkey with the real driving force and locomotive of our country, the youth of TEKNOFEST.


Konya Science Festival has a critical place in this city for the socialization of science and technology. From workshops to exhibitions, our nation is witnessing the point we have reached in the field of technology, with many events held here.


While walking around the stands, you can examine the groundbreaking innovations in the defense industry, especially UAVs. I believe that these technologies will be a source of inspiration for our young people. All these products are the clearest indication of what a youth who believes in their own potential can achieve when they want.


I would like to share with you an important announcement regarding our science and technology activities. As of today, we are starting to receive applications for the sky observation event that we will organize at Erzurum Eastern Anatolia Observatory, the largest observatory in Europe. You can easily make your application at gozlem.tug.tubitak.gov.tr.


We invite all eye-catching space lovers, regardless of age, to our sky observation event, which will be held in Erzurum on 22-24 July. You may have followed the event we held at Zerzevan Castle in Diyarbakir last month. We organized an enormous observing event with the participation of everyone from seven to seventy. Observation events like science festivals are an important reflection of our national technology vision.

Konya Governor Vahdettin Özkan, Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay, President of TÜBİTAK Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, AK Party Deputy Chairman Ömer İleri and Leyla Şahin Usta also attended.

Minister Varank took a souvenir photo with the students at the festival area. Before the opening, Bayraktar AKINCI TİHA made a demonstration flight over the festival area.

The festival, whose doors are open until June 26, will welcome its visitors between 16:00 and 23:00. With over 150 scientific events, science shows, competitions and simulators in the festival; participants will be able to be involved in the scientific discovery process.

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