30 Temmuz 2018 Pazartesi
Village Chiefs Expand Their Horizons
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(Milliyet Newspaper, 30 July 2018)
"We're not in Kansas anymore..."
Based on orders from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that 'muhtars'
(village and neighborhood chiefs) should see different cultures abroad,
so far 450 of the chiefs have been taken on tours of Spain's Andalusia
region, through coordination between the Interior and Culture &
In a statement released by the Interior Ministry, up to now 9 tours
have been conducted for 450 village and neighborhood chiefs to
Andalusia and by the end of the year another 550 will go to Spain,
Jerusalem and Mecca. The 10th tour heads for Andalusia next week.
350 muhtars will go to Jerusalem and 650 will go to Mecca by the
end of the year.
The tours abroad are aimed at having the muhtars learn about the
traces of Islamic civilization in world culture, increase their knowledge,
social education and experience so that they can perform their jobs