Reception marks Turkey’s 96th Republic Day

Rokiah Mahmud

The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Brunei Darussalam hosted a reception on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of the Proclamation of Turkey at The Rizqun International Hotel, Gadong yesterday.

Representing the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Brunei Darussalam Mehmet Suat Akgun shared on the vast diversity of Turkish cultural richness and its uniqueness.

The ceremony began with the singing of the national anthems of Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Turkey and followed with a video clip presentation on Turkish arts and cultures. The reception saw the presentation of certificates to 14 participants who completed Turkish Language course (New Beginners Level) by Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah.

The course was organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey from December 2018 to October 2019.

Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman and Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Brunei Darussalam Mehmet Suat Akgun in a group photo with recipients at the ceremony. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD