WASHINGTON, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yunus Emre Institute, which was established with the aim of promoting Turkish language, culture and art and increasing cultural exchange between Turkey and other countries, has started operating in Washington DC after the first center was opened in Maryland, US last April.
Yunus Emre Institute was established in 2009 in order to promote Turkey, its cultural heritage, Turkish Language, culture and art, make such related information and documents available for use in the world, provide services abroad to people who want to have education in these fields, improve the friendship between Turkey and other countries, and increase cultural exchange.
Yunus Emre Institute aims to enhance intercultural dialogue, find a common ground for communities in different countries, increase familiarity with world cultures while promoting Turkish culture and build bridges between the cultures. The Institute, which works to create peace channels, aims to contribute to world cultural heritage through interaction-based intercultural events.
The operations have started in Washington DC
Accordingly, Yunus Emre Institute, which organizes events abroad, has opened its second center in Washington DC after its first center in Maryland in the United States. In addition to teaching Turkish to foreigners, the Institute will organize cultural and art events, and contribute to Turkology departments, Turkish teaching and scientific and cultural studies through collaboration with educational institutions. The Institute will organize events which will include cultural and art values for citizens of both the Turkish Republic and the United States in order to promote greater mutual understanding.
With the inspiration from Yunus Emre...
Yunus Emre Institute was named after Yunus Emre, who was one of the most important representatives of love poems, a scholar and a folk poet living in Anatolia in the 13th and 14th centuries. He is a symbol of human values, love for humanity and social peace. Also, Yunus Emre, who made very important contributions to the development of Turkish through his poems, is also a folk poet with a philosophy built around universal humanistic values. He planted the seeds of friendship in Anatolian civilizations through his messages, which aim to make humankind live together in peace around common values without any discrimination based on religion, language or race. The institute, which continues to work with the inspiration it took from Yunus Emre, aims to work for a more empathetic and peaceful world by promoting the culture and art of Turkey in the world and using the civilization's most prominent, nuanced and unique language.