The Turkish class in scope of “My Choice is Turkish” Project of Yunus Emre Institute, which was built in Bosnia Herzegovina Voljevac Primary School by Member of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) Board of Directors, Sancaktepe Municipality in cooperation with TDBB was opened in the ceremony held on May 11, 2017.

The ceremony was attended by Sancaktepe Mayor Ismail Erdem, President of Bosnia Herzegovina Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdic, Bosnia Herzegovina Ambassador Haldun Koç, Federal Bosnia Herzegovina President Melika Mahmutbegovic, TIKA Head of Department Mahmut Çevik, Sancaktepe District Governor Adnan Çakıroğlu and many guests.

Fikreta Susic, Director of Voljevac Elementary School, spoke at the ceremony, thanking everyone who contributed to the preparation of the class, especially Sancaktepe Mayor Ismail Erdem, “72 students in our school learn Turkish. Thanks to this project, our students have the opportunity to learn Turkish in a more modern environment.”

Stating that the historical, cultural and social ties between Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina have been strengthened by recent studies, Ismail Erdem said that the sister city studies contributed to the increase of the relations between Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina and stated that Turkey continues to support Bosnia Herzegovina. In the opening, bags and stationery supplies were distributed to Voljevac Elementary School students.

Gornji Vakuf’s First Sports Hall Opened

In the cooperation of Sancaktepe Municipality and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), a multi-purpose indoor gym with a capacity of 1,500 people was opened with a ceremony in the sister city Gornji Vakuf in Bosnia Herzegovina. The indoor gym facility is the first sports hall in Gorni Vakuf city.

Erdem said in his speech: “We have signed a sister city protocol with Gornji Vakuf Municipality for in 2013. We have undertaken the construction of the sports hall that we have opened as Sancaktepe Municipality and we will continue the friendship and fraternity between us. I wish the gym will raise the champion athletes in the name of Bosnia Herzegovina”.

Denis Zvizdic, President of the Bosnian High Council of Ministers, said that the sports hall project is one of the many projects undertaken with the support of Turkey. “Turkey has contributed to tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina with hundreds of projects over the last 10-15 years, Also sports and health projects has also improved the quality of life, “he said.