AN INVITATION FOR NATURAL DISASTER YOUTH SUMMIT 2010
Natural Disaster Youth Summit, organized by Tuncsiper Schools and Uludag University, will be held in the city of Bursa in western Turkey in 2010, August 23-27. The participation of 300 students (150 students from abroad and 150 students from Turkey) has been planned. On our web page a participation form and all of the details are available both in English and Turkish. http://www.ndysturkiye.com/index.phb Descriptive information is given below as questions and answers.
WHO IS NATURAL DISASTER YOUTH SUMMIT MANAGED BY?
Natural Disaster Youth Summit (NDYS) web page: http://ndys.jearn.jp/eng.html. It is an international summit organized by iEARN. iEARN , (International Education and Resource Network http://iearn.org/ is a non –profit organization on environmental issues , which aims to ensure international co-operation and share projects among young people . Unicef and Jica also support it. The summit, held in Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, in 2008, was registered by the representatives of Unicef USA and presented in American parliament.
FOR HOW MANY YEARS HAS IT BEEN HELD?
The summit has been started by the Japanese team after the big earthquake and held since 2005. Our students have participated to summits in Japan in 2007, Trinidad in 2008, Taiwan in 2009 and represented our country successfully.
THIS YEAR THE SUMMIT IS GOING TO BE HELD IN TURKEY
Tuncsiper Schools NDYS Team demanded for being landlord NDYS 2010 International Conference which will be held in Bursa, Turkey on August 23-27, 2010. It was accepted by organisation committe. Uludag University Rectorship admitted to be a host during the summit. Governership, Municipality, Mayoralty, Directorate of National Education are our Project partners.
WHICH ACTIVITIES ARE THERE IN THE SUMMIT?
The orientation activities will be done on the first day. Declaration and presentations on global warming will be published on the second day. Third day, workshops and scenario for the natural disaster will be prepared and shared. Fourth day, the city tour will be done and country dances will be performed during the gala dinner in our school and participation certificates will be given. The summit will end with the goodbye ceremony on the fifth day.
The participants from abroad provide transportation by themselves. Accomodation, food expenses will be provided by our committe.
We would like to cooperate with schools’ teachers and students who desire to join our international organisation.
KNOWN OFFICIALLY AS THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
TURKIYE is located in the northern hemisphere where the two continents, Europe and Asia meet. The majority of its territory extends over the Anatolian peninsula, whereas the rest lies on the Thrace, the edge of the Balkan peninsula.
Three sides of the country is surrounded by sea; the Mediterranean Sea is to the south; the Aegean Sea is to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria are its neighbors.
Currency: Turkish Lira (TL)
Government: Parliamentary Republic
Founder: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1923
Area: 783,562 km2 (37th) , 1600 km long and 800 km wide.
Population: (2008) 73,914,000
Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)
National Anthem: İstiklal Marşı (The Anthem of Independence)
National Colors: Red and White
Internet TLD: .tr
Climate: The coastal areas of TURKIYE have a temperate Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet and cold winters.
2010 NDYS WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY CALLED BURSA
Bursa is a city in northwestern TURKIYE and the seat of Bursa Province. With a population of 2,562,828 in 2007, it is TURKIYE's fourth largest city, as well as one of the most industrialized and culturally charged metropolitan centers in the country.
The city of Bursa, southeast of the Sea of Marmara, lies on the lower slopes of Uludag (Mt. Olympos of Mysia, 2543 meters).
It was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Many important Ottoman buildings remain. So there are many historical places to visit in the city.
It is known as "Green Bursa", the city is filled with gardens and parks and overlooks a verdant plain. It is at the center of an important fruit growing region. Bursa was, and is still, famous for its peaches, silk trade, towel manufacture and thermal springs. Make a point to try the locally-created iskender Kebab, a dish of bread, tomato sauce, strips of grilled meat, melted butter and yogurt. Candied chestnuts are another regional specialty.
Thirty-six kilometers from Bursa is Uludag, the largest center for winter sports in Turkey and offers a variety of activities, accommodation and entertainment. The slopes are easily reached by car or cable car (teleferik). December to May is the best time for skiing, although the area, Uludag National Park, is well worth a visit at any time of the year for the lovely views and wonderful fresh air.
A seaside resort town 25 km from Bursa, Mudanya's fine fish restaurants and nightclubs are popular with the residents of Bursa. Just 12 km from Mudanya, Zeytinbagi (Tirilye) exemplifies the architecture and layout of a typical Turkish town.
The Gulf of Gemlik 29 km from Bursa has wide sandy beaches, of which Kumla is the favorite.
Please visit :http://www.goturkey.com/content.php?cid=47343&typ=d&lng=en
WE INVITE YOU TO THE GREEN CITY OF TURKIYE