Conventional Turkish meals takes stage in South Africa with competition

It was a special occasion for South Africans as a whole lot attended the Turkish Day and meals competition held in Johannesburg over the weekend, bringing conventional Turkish delicacies together with historical past and tradition beneath the highlight for South Africa.

Abdülaziz Yiğit, director of the Yunus Emre Institute, stated the occasion was organized by the institute beneath the auspices of the Turkish Embassy in Pretoria.

“Through the occasion, Turkish delicacies, desserts, Turkish tea and low, Turkish programs, Turkish handicrafts and archery had been launched, which attracted nice curiosity,’’ Yiğit informed Anadolu Company (AA).

The occasion was attended by Turkish ambassador Ayşegül Kandaş, representatives of the embassies of Azerbaijan and Iraq and the Kazakh ambassador in addition to their households.

Through the colourful occasion attended by a whole lot of friends, Zainab Moolla, a Turkish language scholar on the Yunus Emre Institute, learn Thirteenth-century Turkish poet Yunus Emre’s poem “Ben Yürürüm Yana Yana” (I stroll burning up with divine love) each in Turkish and English.

One other Turkish language scholar, Danae Issel, sang the music “Sen Çal Kapımı” (Knock on my door).

Members of the Yunus Emre Institute prepare traditional Turkish food, in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 16, 2022. (AA Photo)

Members of the Yunus Emre Institute put together conventional Turkish meals, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Could 16, 2022. (AA Picture)

In the meantime, a South African choir, the Candy Voices Chorale choir group, sang Yunus Emre’s poem ”Bana Seni Gerek Seni” (You are the one I want, you are the one I crave) and a well-known music “Üsküdar’a gider iken” (On the way in which to Üsküdar).

South African Turkish language college students of the Yunus Emre Institute wore costumes of Yunus Emre, Thirteenth-century Seljuk satirist Nasreddin Hodja, and the lead characters of the standard Ottoman shadow play Karagöz and Hacivat, whereas introducing these necessary personalities to the South African viewers.

The organizers additionally held a photograph exhibition showcasing “Turkey’s charms” whose South Africa phase started on Could 26, 2022 within the capital Pretoria.

The photograph exhibition has been displayed in Turkey for some time, together with on the Antalya Diplomacy Discussion board, and overseas beneath the auspices of the Minister of Overseas Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

“The pictures exhibition will proceed on the Yunus Emre Institute in Johannesburg all through June,’” Yiğit stated.

A number of Turkish firms and organizations participated, together with Defy and Worldwide Maarif Faculties – South Africa.

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