Turkey was the first youth forum of Russian compatriots

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Youth forum of Russian compatriots, which was first held in Turkey ended in Ankara on Sunday.

«Youth forum met for the first time. Young people, as the official representatives of existing in different cities of Turkey societies and associations of compatriots and the informal leaders and enthusiasts that have a lot of energy and desire to implement projects in the field of sports, education and culture,» said RIA Novosti Chairman of the coordination Council of Russian compatriots in Turkey (XORS) Marina Sorokina.

The forum has become a bridge connecting the Russian-speaking youth Turkish youth, studying Russian language. The round table participants spoke about their activities and shared their experience of new projects ideas. The participants of the forum had infected each other with their enthusiasm, everyone came to Ankara with their ideas – the opening of sports sections, creation of libraries, festivals in the cities, where live Russian citizens, the expansion of relations with the Turkish youth. «Everything was so lively and interesting that we still have to think about it and strategize the implementation of these ideas», — said Sorokin.

On the eve of the annual country conference of Russian compatriots ‘ organizations in Turkey. The conference elected the leadership of the country coordination Council representatives at the regional conference of compatriots, as well as plans and projects for further work.

According to the Ambassador of Russia in Turkey Alexei Erchov, this event is an important event for Russians living in Turkey. «It is no accident on it (the conference — ed.) were the representatives of Department for work with compatriots the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the representative of the Moscow house of compatriots, which has awarded a number of activists of the organizations of compatriots diplomas with gratitude about the work done,» added the diplomat.

In the framework of the conference were the heads of public associations of Russian compatriots in Turkey from Ankara, Antalya, Manisa, and Istanbul. Heard reports of heads of working groups on Russian language and education, youth movement, social and legal support, family issues and spiritual traditions and physical culture and sports.

The participants discussed issues of joint activities and joint actions of public organizations of Russian compatriots in Turkey for the next period. In particular, representatives of all organizations held discussions on the preparation of the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution in Russia, about preservation of the Russian language among the compatriots in Turkey and education in the Russian language, about the possibilities of participation of Russian compatriots ‘ organizations in the development of trade-economic relations of Russia and Turkey, including by means of cooperation with Russian regions in the fields of culture, education, sports, tourism and other topics.

«The country conference was held in a constructive manner. In addition to a rich country agenda of the conference, very useful and interesting for the participants of the conference were the training «Management of public organizations. Fundraising. Rhetoric,» which held the head of the Federal non-profit Institute of personnel policies Evgeny Baklanov,» said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Association of Russian culture in Ankara Larissa Lutkov-Turkkan elected a member of the world coordination Council of compatriots.

As noted at the conference, over the past year, joint efforts with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and Rossotrudnichestvo representation in Turkey has witnessed many important events: a large-scale celebration of the 72nd anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, the annual international educational event «Total dictation» campaign «Compatriots together for the TRP!», The day of Russia, Day of cosmonautics, a series of conferences on the representation in Turkey of the best practices of Russian education, as well as events dedicated to the week of Russian language in Turkey.