It was a particular day for South Africans as hundreds attended the Turkish Day and foodstuff competition held in Johannesburg above the weekend, bringing standard Turkish cuisine alongside with heritage and society beneath the spotlight for South Africa.
Abdülaziz Yiğit, director of the Yunus Emre Institute, said the function was structured by the institute beneath the auspices of the Turkish Embassy in Pretoria.
“In the course of the occasion, Turkish delicacies, desserts, Turkish tea and espresso, Turkish programs, Turkish handicrafts and archery were launched, which attracted good fascination,’’ Yiğit instructed Anadolu Agency (AA).
The party was attended by Turkish ambassador Ayşegül Kandaş, associates of the embassies of Azerbaijan and Iraq and the Kazakh ambassador as properly as their households.
Throughout the colourful party attended by hundreds of guests, Zainab Moolla, a Turkish language pupil at the Yunus Emre Institute, study 13th-century Turkish poet Yunus Emre’s poem “Ben Yürürüm Yana Yana” (I wander burning up with divine enjoy) the two in Turkish and English.
Another Turkish language scholar, Danae Issel, sang the track “Sen Çal Kapımı” (Knock on my door).
In the meantime, a South African choir, the Sweet Voices Chorale choir team, sang Yunus Emre’s poem ”Bana Seni Gerek Seni” (You’re the a person I have to have, you might be the a single I crave) and a popular tune “Üsküdar’a gider iken” (On the way to Üsküdar).
South African Turkish language college students of the Yunus Emre Institute wore costumes of Yunus Emre, 13th-century Seljuk satirist Nasreddin Hodja, and the guide figures of the traditional Ottoman shadow participate in Karagöz and Hacivat, while introducing these essential personalities to the South African viewers.
The organizers also held a image exhibition showcasing “Turkey’s charms” whose South Africa segment began on May perhaps 26, 2022 in the capital Pretoria.
The picture exhibition has been displayed in Turkey for a whilst, which include at the Antalya Diplomacy Discussion board, and overseas beneath the auspices of the Minister of International Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
“The photography exhibition will proceed at the Yunus Emre Institute in Johannesburg all through June,’” Yiğit stated.
Many Turkish firms and companies participated, which include Defy and Intercontinental Maarif Educational facilities – South Africa.