İzmir Provincial Directorate of National Education organized a program to commemorate Yunus Emre on the 700th anniversary of his death. Due to the 2021th anniversary of Yunus Emre's death, 700 has been included in the commemoration and celebration anniversaries by UNESCO. This year was also declared as 'Yunus Emre and Turkish Year' by the Presidency. In this context, the program titled "Yunus Emre in His Word", prepared by the İzmir Provincial Directorate of National Education, was held at the Sabancı Cultural Center. Izmir Provincial Director of National Education Dr. Murat Mücahit Yentür, deputy provincial national education directors, district national education directors and education administrators and teachers attended.
The opening of the Yunus Emre themed 'Let's Love, Let's Be Loved' exhibition, which was prepared with devotion by Izmir Maturation Institute, was held. The exhibition attracted great interest from the guests.
İzmir Provincial Director of National Education Dr. In his opening speech, Murat Mücahit Yentür said, "We came together to share and commemorate our universal and spiritual values that Yunus Emre, the undisputed pioneer of Turkish folk poets and the representative of love and tolerance, left as a advice to us from the 13th century." he began.
A poet who has managed to stay new in every age: Yunus Emre
Saying, “Understanding Yunus means understanding one's self, language, religion, country, culture and universal values”, Yentür emphasized that Yunus Emre has influenced not only the age in which he lived, but all ages up to now. Yunus, who is sincerely and with great love dealing with human problems, emphasized the human values that people of our age became conscious of after long experiences centuries ago. Yunus Emre, who said, 'We are always born new / Who gets tired of us', is an exceptional poet who has managed to stay new in every age and has reached all geographies with his voice and works.”
The program emphasizes Yunus Emre's importance of Turkish; love, brotherhood, friendship, unity and peace sözcüHe continued with a panel on his literary identity and human values, based on his poems, which have become popular themes. In the panel moderated by Levent Ertekin, President of the Izmir Branch of the Writers' Union of Turkey, Prof. from Dokuz Eylül University. Dr. Şerif Ali Bozkaplan 'Yunus Emre and our Turkish', Manisa Celal Bayar University Prof. Dr. Kenan Erdoğan, 'Sufi Literature and Yunus Emre', Prof. from Dokuz Eylül University. Dr. Mehmet Türkeri discussed 'Ethical Values in Yunus Emre'.
After the panel, a concert consisting of poems composed by Yunus Emre was performed by TRT İzmir Radio vocal and instrumental artists under the direction of Conductor Tunca Yüksel.