HON. OKTAY EKŞİ, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
Recipient of the 2012 Free Press and Democracy Award
MAY 23, 2012 WEDNESDAY
6:00 - 8:00 PM
6:30pm Welcoming Speech by FTAA President
6:40pm Oktay Ekşi Speech
7:00pm Questions / Comments
7:30-8:00 Free discussion
The keynote speaker is the Hon. Oktay Eksi, a legendary journalist
recently elected as a Member of Parliament.
Dr. Oktay Eksi
Hon. Oktay Eksi is a renowned journalist and a member of the Turkish Parliament from the Republican People's Party (CHP). He has long been an eloquent champion of democracy, secularism and modernism, evident in the wealth of his achievements. He has held numerous prestigious positions prior to his election as a member of the Parliament, among these: an immensely influential columnist; former general manager of Hürriyet News Daily; chairman and member of the Turkish Press Council; former vice chairman and founding member, and later president of the World Association of Press
Councils (WAPC); founding chairman of the Basin Enstitüsü
Dernegii (National Committee of nternational Press Institute).
Hon. Eksi holds a degree in journalism from Ankara University and an Honorary Doctorate from Istanbul University. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Middle East Technical University. When the current Prime Minister took one of his articles as an insult in 2010, Mr. Eksi resigned from Hürriyet, ran for a seat in the Parliament (from the opposition party, CHP) and easily won.
23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve &Cocuk Bayramı Pikniği
UCRETSİZ ÇOCUK AKTİVİTELERİ BOUNCE HOUSE, FACE PAINTING, BALLOON SCULPTING, HEDİYE ÇEKİLİŞİ ATATURK OKULU ÖĞRENCİLERİNDEN ŞİİRLER VE ŞARKILAR
Yer: TY Park –Hollywood-- I-95ten Batı Sheridan cıkışı Shelter No: 8
In the annual Presidential message on Newruz celebrations, such as the one done on March 19, 2005, it was stated: "Many Americans who trace their heritage to Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Central Asia observe this special occasion to preserve their rich heritage and ensure that their values and traditions are passed on to future generations. This festival also reminds all Americans of the diversity that has made our Nation stronger and better."
(Please contact the organizers, named below to add your name)
Note: All artwork shall be brought to Turkish Center on Jan. 21st, 2012 between 1 and 5 pm. Can be picked up by calling organizers Ms. Gunsel Uluer (954) 568-6934 or Ms. Nukhet Durudogan (561) 417-0227
This exhibition is supported by Broward County Cultural Division
Yorucu ama bir okadar da zevkli bir Festival surecini geride biraktik. Bu festivalin gerceklesmesinde emegi gecen, basta Festival komitesi baskani Sn. Canan Ozaktay'a ve onun organizasyonu altinda ozveriyle calisan tum gonullulere, ayrica festivale gelerek bizleri yanliz birakmayan tum ziyaretcilere buradan tesekkur etmek istiyorum.
'Birlikten kuvvet dogar' deyimini gerceklestirdik. Bir defa daha gorduk ki, istedikmi altindan kalkamayacagimiz bir gucluk yoktur. Bize maddi ve manevi destek veren, cok sayida arkadasimiz bize bunu ispat etmis oldu.
Piyangodan kendisine Turkiye'ye gidis donus ucak bileti cikan ve bu biletin gelirini FTAA'ye bagislayan Sn. Tulin Tosyali'ya da buradan tesekkurlerimi iletirim. Aralik ayi icinde bu bileti acik artirmayla satisa sunacagiz.
Gerceklestirilen 10 yillik festival deneyimimizden dersler cikararak, daha iyisine kosuyoruz. Sizlerin de bu yondeki gorus ve onerilerinize acigiz. Lutfen bunlari dile getirin.