EMU-URDC Composition Competition Award Ceremony Takes Place

Eastern Mediterranean University Urban Research and Development Center (EMU-URDC) organized a TRNC Ministry of Education and Culture approved composition competition aimed towards middle-school students titled City � War/Peace. Awards were presented to the winners of the competition at a ceremony event. The said event which took place at the Rauf Raif Denktas Culture and Congress Center was attended by Ministry Director Adnan Eraslan.

The opening speech of the ceremony was delivered by EMU-URDC Executive Board Vice-Chair and Faculty of Architecture academic staff member Asst. Prof. Dr. Pinar Ulucay.

During the ceremony EMU Vice Rector and Faculty of Architecture academic staff member academic staff member Prof. Dr. Naciye Doratli emphasized that sustainable civic life is only possible with tranquility and civic peace, highlighting the importance of peaceful approaches and conversation in the age we are living during which we are witnessing an ever-increasing number of wars.

Wars and Their Effects Were Examined

TRNC Ministry of Education and Culture Director Adnan Eraslan underlined the importance of competitions aimed towards primary and middle-school students in terms of societal development. Thanking EMU-URDC for organizing the second of such competitions Director Eraslan indicated that the ministry will be happy to support such events in the future. A total of 82, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from across the TRNC participated in the competition entitled ‘City-War/Peace’. Students from the Turkish Maarif College, Eastern Mediterranean Doga College, Famagusta Turkish Maarif College, Demokrasi Middle School, Sehit Turgut Middle School, Bekirpasa High School, Sehit Huseyin Ruso Middle School, Doga International Schools and English School of Kyrenia participated in the competition which examined how wars change and affect the development of cities

The competition entries were evaluated by a jury irrespective of the year students are in. A total of 10 compositions were selected to receive prizes. The successful students are indicated below:

Nehir Karadagli, Turkish Maarif College, 7th Year Student

Suleyman Eren Celebi, Turkish Maarif College, 7th Year Student

Elif Ece Yayci, Turkish Maarif College, 7th Year Student

Poyraz Akdoglu, Turkish Maarif College, 7th Year Student

Ozde Tastan, Famagusta Turkish Maarif College, 7th Year Student

Mevlut Bilal Karakus, Sehit Huseyin Ruso Middle School,

Aras Celik, Turkish Maarif College, 6th Year Student

Ismet Gurmen, Turkish Maarif College, 6th Year Student

Meliz Yurdaer, Turkish Maarif College, 8th Year Student

Derin Alemdar, Turk Maarif College, 7th Year Student

Source: Eastern Mediterranean University