The Appreciation of the Distinguished Students of the Paper Competition of Kabul University Turkish Department and the Martyr Prof. Borhanoddin Rabbani Education University

In this competition which was between the students from Turkish Department of Languages ​​and Literature at Kabul University and the students from Martyr Prof. Borhanoddin Rabbani Education University, on the battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Chenaq Qalha of Turkey, on the initiative of the Turkish Department of Languages ​​and Literature at Kabul University, Dozens of students from the Turkish Department participated. Among all of them, six of them ranked first to sixth positions and made their offerings.

The ceremony was held at the Hall of Turkish Department of Languages ​​and Literature in Kabul University on Monday 16th April, Honorable Prof.  Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University and Senior Minister Adviser of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Higher Education Affairs, Honorable General Brigadier Tayyar Aydin, Commander Turkish troops in Afghanistan, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Nesamy, Head of Languages ​​and Literature Faculty, the Turkish delegation, and students were participated in the ceremony.

The program began with recitation of several verses from Holy Quran and the broadcast of the national anthems of both countries; Afghanistan and Turkey, then Mr. Hamidullah Farooqi spoke to all the participants of the ceremony about the history of the Kabul University Turkish Department. The Turkish Department was established in the Faculty of Languages ​​and Literature of the University based on the cultural and linguistic needs, and based on the order of that time’s president in 2003. Since then, it has worked with other departments and has had many large groups of graduated students. Mr. Farooqi also mentioned the good, historical events of both countries Afghanistan and Turkey, and thanked the cooperation and assistance of Turkey's friends in different areas for Afghanistan.

According to Mr. Farooqi speech, Afghanistan and Turkey countries have had good relations, and they have always been partners with each other in history. He expressed his gratitude to the Kabul University for its valuable educational value and called for the development and expansion of relations between the two countries.

Mr. Farooqi expressed his gratitude to the program organizers and congratulations to the winners of the competition and called for holding such competitions for the growth and encouragement of students' talents and the development and expansion of relations between the two countries.

Also, the Commander of Turkish forces in Afghanistan, Mr. Tayyar Aydin, expressed his satisfaction with his presence at Kabul University and the Turkish Department, thanked for the active participation and cooperation of the people of Afghanistan in the battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Chenaq Qalha. He also noted the good relations between Afghanistan and Turkey throughout history.

Then according to agenda, two students from Kabul University Turkish Department, arranged music and poetry reading, which was a matter of interest to all the participants.

At the end of the ceremony, awards were given by Turkish Officials for students who had written excellence articles on the battle Gallipoli or the Battle of Chenaq Qalha. The winners received their awards by Prof.  Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University and Senior Minister Adviser of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Higher Education Affairs, the commander of the Turkish forces in Afghanistan, the head of Faculty of Languages ​​and Literature and head of Turkish Department. Also, the provided gifts by Turkish Officials for Kabul University Chancellor and Dean of Literature and Languages were given to them by the Honorable Aydin and the gifts were received with thankful.

At the end of the program, the student who got the first position read his article and the group ended with collecting pictures and watching the images of the war of Gallipoli or the Battle of Chenaq Qalha

It is noteworthy that the battle of "Chenaq Qalha" is the name of a war that took place in 1915 First World War between the Ottoman Empire and the coalition forces (England, France and Anzacs) in the Dardanelle Strait. The battle lasted more than eight months and eventually ended with the defeat of the coalition. In this battle, the nation of Afghanistan was one of the best associates of the nation of Turkey, which was the result of the victory of the Turks. This war was the beginning of a new life and existence for Turkish People.