TURKUAZ LANGUAGE YOUTH ASSOSCIATION
Turkuaz Language Youth and Sports Club was founded in 2022 by Ozgur Avsar & Ozgur Erbek as a non-profit organization dedicated to enable young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, to enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society and to reach their full potential. It is a broader scale continuation of Ahi Evran Ulus Gencligi, which was founded in 2004 and since then, has participated and hosted more than a hundred youth projects. In addition to EU projects, Turkuaz funds different projects and works together with different government bodies such as Ministry of Education, Sports and Foreign Affairs. Therefore, as Turkuaz, we have started to get members to our club from different occupations for different perspectives in fields such as health, arts, sports, advertisement and film making.
In the footsteps of our ancestors will be the name of our project. It is still under construction 🙂
Here we hope to combine history and our day with different activities with the permission of ministry, such as teaching our youth farming but with the seeds found in one of the pots unearthed there dating back 10,000 years ago with their unchanged genetic and impressive results on harvest.
Gobekli tepe is the oldest man-made place of worship yet discovered, dating back to 10,000 BC – the end of the last Ice Age. Here the history as we know completely changes.
Anatolia is described variously as a melting pot of civilisations and cultures, a bridge between Asia and Europe, a fusion of East and West, and many other familiar and overused descriptions, all now rather pedestrian but accurate nonetheless. It is certainly a fact that Anatolia has the unnerving habit of turning up ‘Lost Civilisations’ and ‘Vanished Cultures.
It is unnerving for two reasons: in the modern age we have covered so much ground, physically and intellectually, that we think we should know everything by now, and it is unnerving because, intrinsically, an entire civilisation is a hard thing to lose, especially in a place that is supposed to be a ‘bridge’ and has been tramped across by so many peoples since the very dawn of civilisation itself. But Anatolia still does it. The story of Schliemann’s discovery of Troy in 1870/71 CE had the benefit in Western culture and in the Western literary canon, of being very well known, and its discovery was a revelation and a cause for great popular wonder and excitement. The discovery and excavation of Boğazkale was another revelatory event if less celebrated by the general public. After all, the Hittites were just bit players in a biblical narrative; not wholly unfamiliar, but more of a footnote. However, academics and scholars were aware of the fact that there was a significant missing component to ancient Near Eastern history, a lacuna just hinted at by tantalising discoveries made in the late 19th century CE. The discovery and excavation of the Hittite capital, locked away in its Central Anatolian mountain vastness, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries CE filled in a huge gap, a gap reduced even further by the translation of the Hittite language by the Czech linguist Hrozny in 1915 CE, and the wealth of documentary evidence that had been turned up during excavations at the Royal Library in Hattusa, and which could now be read. However, the discovery of Göbekli Tepe was just a massive shock!
Visiting archeological sites
Visiting city centre / museum /
It will be my first time in a youth work. I am a new member of Turkuaz Club and will take place in the following projects due to my qualifications both in advertisement sector and