Turkey, Education, Culture

Young Turks living abroad discover their heritage

'Youth Bridges' project aims to familiarize young Turks living in Austria, Canada with their nation’s values and culture

Young Turks living abroad discover their heritage

By Nazli Yuzbasioglu


Ninety Turkish youths living in Austria and Canada visited Turkey last week to learn more about their homeland.

Under the Evliya Celebi Youth Bridges Project, they toured sites in Istanbul, Bursa, Canakkale and Edirne provinces, Turkey's Abroad Turks and Relative Communities Presidency (YTB) said Thursday in a statement.

The project, launched by YTB in 2014, aims to familiarize Turkish youths with Turkey's national, spiritual and cultural values through visits to historical and cultural sites in various cities.

They also attended seminars from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3, the statement said.

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