Turkey's largest technology event Teknofest ends
Planning to hold 1st Teknofest abroad in Azerbaijan, says head of organizer
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Turkey's Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said their aim is to make Turkey a country that not only uses, but also produces and exports technology.
"With Teknofest, we are making a really great effort to train the scientists, engineers and technicians of the future," he added.
Noting the attendance of Turkish Nobel laureate in chemistry Aziz Sancar in this year's Teknofest, Varank said every young people, children or students who attended the event will be tomorrow's Aziz Sancar.
Selcuk Bayraktar, the chairman of the event's organizer, Turkish Technology Team Foundation, said Teknofest 2022 will be held in Turkey's Black Sea province Samsun.
"Many countries, including the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Ukraine and Indonesia, want to organize TEKNOFEST on their own soil," Bayraktar said.
He said that they plan to organize first Teknofest abroad next year in Azerbaijan.
Last year, the event was organized virtually in the southeastern Gaziantep province due to the coronavirus restrictions.
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