There is no doubt that Antalya is the most beautiful place in the worldMustafa Kemal ATATÜRK
Organized by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, the International Antalya Yörük Türkmen Festival continues on its second day with colorful events. Antalya Governor Ersin Yazıcı, CHP Group Deputy Chairman Özgür Özel, deputies, and Mayor Muhittin Böcek toured the festival area.
On the second day of the festival, horse archery shows, folk dances from the Turkic world, Iranian Kashkay Turks, Khorasan Turks Music and Dance shows, war games and shows met with the audience.
Organized with the contributions of 29 countries, 11 metropolitan cities, 28 district municipalities, 128 associations and 68 women's cooperatives, the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality International Antalya Yörük Türkmen Festival attracted great attention from the citizens.Handicraft stands, painting exhibitions and food and beverage units in the festival area were also heavily flooded by visitors.
Governor Yazıcı visited the festival.
Antalya Governor Ersin Yazıcı also visited the festival area together with the Metropolitan Mayor Muhittin Böcek. Governor Yazıcı and Mayor Böcek visited district tents, associations and women's cooperatives tents and wished them success. Governor Yazıcı and Mayor Böcek, who had a lot of conversations with the nomadic citizens and took photos, also watched the events in the demonstration area.
Thanks to Mayor Böcek
Antalya Governor Ersin Yazıcı thanked the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, Muhittin Böcek, who contributed to the preservation of the Nomadic Culture. Governor Yazıcı pointed out that the people of Antalya and Turkmen citizens from the guest countries will experience a different excitement with the festival for three days.
Özgür Özel: “Valuable Association”
CHP Parliamentary Group Deputy Chairman Özgür Özel, CHP Provincial Chairperson Nuri Cengiz, Antalya MPs Çetin Osman Budak, Cavit Arı and Rafet Zeybek also visited the festival area.
Özgür Özel thanked to Mayor Böcek for the festival and said:
“This is a very valuable union, regardless of which political party it belongs to. There are NGOs, there are nomads from all over Turkey. Here, they both tell and keep alive their culture, traditions and customs. This opportunity is very important. Intercultural interaction, we have seen the joy of people who have seen their relatives from far and close to each other.
Frankly, I thought that there was still a long way to go since it was held here for the first time, but we are witnessing a festival with almost no shortcomings and a lot of pluses. This shows that how much the Mayor and his team care about the job and how meticulous they are. There is multinational participation. Many festivals in Turkey have the title of international, but this has become a truly international festival.
We believe that it will become a tradition in the coming years, become more and more rooted, and will make an impact in Turkey and in the world with much more important participation. In this sense, I would like to thank everyone, especially Muhittin Böcek"
Thanks from Mamaş Emmi
Mehmet Yılmaz, 91-year-old called Mamaş Emmi, from Kötekli Nomads, visited Mayor Böcek in the festival area. Mehmet Dede thanked to Mayor Böcek for the meaningful Yörük Festival.
Alanya, Türkiye'nin Akdeniz Bölgesi'deki Antalya iline bağlı bir turizm ilçesidir. Şehir merkezine uzaklığı 154 kilometredir. Türkiye'nin güney sahillerinde bulunan Alanya, 1.598,51 km²'lik bir alana sahiptir ve 2015'te nüfusu 291.643 kişidir.