İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu attended the opening ceremony of the fourth Bitlis Promotion Days. Emphasizing the importance of unity and solidarity, Mustafa Özuslu said, “These events are very valuable in terms of showing that all corners of Turkey are one and together.”
Bitlis Promotion Days, organized for the fourth time to promote the historical and cultural richness of Bitlis, started with a ceremony in the Bostanlı marketplace. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu, CHP İzmir MPs Özcan Purçu and Sevda Erdan Kılıç, CHP Ankara Deputy Tekin Bingöl, IYI Party İzmir Provincial President Hüsmen Kırkpınar, Karşıyaka Mayor Cemil Tugay, Kemalpaşa Mayor Rıdvan Karakayalı and many citizens attended.
“We are the people of a city with a 7-year-old history”
In his speech at the ceremony, CHP Ankara Deputy Tekin Bingöl said that there are citizens from Bitlis all over the Aegean and said, “We are the people of a city with a history of 7 thousand years. There is an intense internal migration in Turkey. There are different reasons for these migrations. Some are forced to leave their hometown, where they were born and raised, due to the pressure they face. We are here now. We are in Izmir, Ankara, Istanbul," he said.
He drew attention to the importance of unity and togetherness.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor, Mustafa Özuslu, drawing attention to the importance of unity and solidarity, started his duty by saying “Many colours, so many voices, so many breaths,” and continues to work with love for all our fellow citizens in İzmir. He is not with us due to another program, but he conveyed his most sincere greetings. With these activities, we feel the awareness of being 'us'. These events are very valuable in terms of showing that all four corners of Turkey are united and united.”
“An honorable painting”
Karşıyaka Mayor Cemil Tugay also stated that they are proud to host such an event in İzmir and said: “It is an honorable picture. The country is full of beauty. We are proud of every corner of our country and its different cultural riches. We need to get to know these cultures more closely. İzmir is a city that has embraced every culture. Everyone who comes to İzmir lives in peace.”
To promote our values
Aegean Region Bitlis People's Education Culture and Solidarity Association President Muzaffer Karayılanoğlu said that Bitlis has hosted many civilizations throughout history and said, “We organized such an event in İzmir to promote our values. I would like to thank those who contributed to our event," he said.