The Importance of Sakarya in Turkish Literature

17 Ekim 2012

‘Symposium of Sakarya in National Turkish Literature’, organized by cooperation of Sakarya University and Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality, takes place in SAU Culture and Congress Center.

‘Symposium of Sakarya in National Turkish Literature’, organized by cooperation of Sakarya University and Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality, has started with participation of Sakarya Governor Mustafa Büyük, SAU Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Fatih Üstel, Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality Vice President Osman Aydın, Sakarya Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Mahmut Kösemusul, a large number of academicians and students in SAU Culture and Congress Center.

Sakarya is a Unique City

In his opening remarks, Sakarya Governor Mustafa Büyük underlined that Sakarya is a special area geographically and a multicultural city as well. He said “It is inevitable that this city has big contributions to the literature regarding the city itself and the people who grew up here. It is so important that these have been passed down to new generations. On this opportunity, we expect major contributions to introduce Sakarya in addition to the valuable studies of our university.”

“Sakarya, one of the best examples of our culture, introduced many prominent people to the literature area like Sait Faik, Faik Baysal, Kerim Korcan, Ayfer Tunç and Necati Mert.”, Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality Vice President Osman Aydın said. He stated that as it was in the history, Sakarya will also continue to introduce many important people to the area.

Support for the Studies

Emphasizing that SAU is a young and dynamic university, Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Fatih Üstel said “This conference hall has been full of guests for 20 days. As administration staff, we always support these studies and we hope that these studies will continue.”

The Honored Guest: Necati Mert

Necati Mert, the honored guest of the symposium, laid emphasis on the aspect of morality in literature. Mert said “Literal culture is literal language, at first. This conveys the language. It conveys something by using another thing. Other sign of the word of “literal” in literal culture is morality. Literature cannot be separated from morality. However, the morality is not restricted with Islam. The morality is not limited to the religion.”

Known with the works of stories, Mert stated that all Adapazarı residents like the stories and added “Adapazarı includes stories. We grew up with the stories of our own city.”

The plaquet was given Necati Mert by Sakarya Governor Mustafa Büyük and Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality Vice President Osman Aydın.

17/10/2012 – HM

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