Ümraniye Municipality Mayor Hasan Can was a guest on TV NET's live broadcast at the CNR Expo where works ranked in the Ümraniye Municipality's traditional 11th annual art, story and poetry contests were exhibited.
On the 100th anniversary of the Çanakkale Victory (Çanakkale Zaferi), the Ümraniye Municipality's traditionalized art, story and poetry contests lskdjfas the Çanakkale Epic (Çanakkale Destanı). On its 100th anniversary the Gallipoli Victory was illustrated by competing artists. In this context, these competitions, initiated with the aim of bringing new names into the Municipality's literature and art world, continue to grow with increasing participants each year.
While works ranked in the competitions throughout the 11 years were exhibited in the CNR Expo fairgrounds, the animated movie "Çanakkale Cannot be Passed" (Çanakkale Gecilemez) was screened. Generating a large turnout, Ümraniye Municipality Mayor Hasan Can, art lovers and students also attended the event.
Hasan Can, Mayor of Ümraniye Municipality, in his interview with TV NET at the CNR Expo Book Fair: "First of all these art, story and poetry contests, repeated each year and this year host the 11th, have attracted more and more attention each year. This year our theme has been "The Çanakkale Victory in its 100th year" (100.yilinda Çanakkale Zaferi) for the Poetry and Art categories," said Mayor Hasan Can. "In fact our slogan is 'On this page, history only used red.' Our children must not forget this and it is for this reason we wanted to illustrate Çanakkale through art and describe it through poetry, and reward the poems of our fellow poets. Along with giving a monetary prize to the works placed, we are also bringing together the poems and stories into a book. Up until now we published 41 pieces. In addition we carried out 7 symposiums and also collected those in books. The 'Baghdad Symposium,' 'Al-Ghazali Symposium,' and seven other similar symposiums were made into books. As you can see, as the Municipality of Ümraniye we have also opened a stand today at the CNR Expo book fair. We have 41 story and poetry books, 11 catalogues and 15 classical Turkish art exhibit catalogues published. We are a municipality that serves as a publishing house and has published poetry, story and art books depicting our values," he said.