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Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Mehmet Kasapoğlu Met With Students at Our University

Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, visited İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University. Minister Kasapoğlu, who participated in the event of ‘‘Youth Meeting’’ at our university, answered the questions addressed by the students.

İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University entertained, Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu within the scope of ‘‘Youth Meeting’’ event. Chairman Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Event, Dr. Azmi Ofluoğlu, Rector Prof. Yaşar Hacısalihoğlu, faculty members and many students attended to the the event.

Minister Kasapoğlu, answering the questions of the students on various topics, invited the students to the ministry's sports centres. Minister Kasapoğlu stated that they will give importance to the culture of sports, and he promised to give 4 Table Tennis gifts to the university by saying, “Tell what you want, let's do it.”

“There Is Peace in the Spirit Of Sport”

Kasapoğlu, who replied to the question “How can we prevent fanaticism and deaths?", stated: ‘‘Unfortunately, violence should never happen in sports. There is already a peace in the spirit of sport to come together and socialise. In this sense, we regret that violence exists in sports fields despite the peaceful, unifying power of sport. Of course, there are a number of methods of struggle. Studies, practices continue, but the solution of this issue is through education centres, family, neighbourhood. This has to turn into a consciousness. It is necessary to know that competition is meaningful when it is in a good way. It's important to rule with compassion that your opponent will protect his right. I'm hopeful of young people like you in this sense.

“We have the most beautiful facilities in the world”

Kasapoğlu, saying that we have opened all our facilities to the command of our educational institutions as the ministry stated: ‘‘You can use our facilities at any time. There are still some projects to be done. I am proud to say that in the last 6 months, we have received 2 thousand 500 coaches. It will be in the hands of the educational community to benefit from these facilities. We have the most beautiful and the best facilities, from stadiums to swimming pools, in the world. In our new strategy, we will focus on women. From now on, everyone should choose a sports branch he/she interested in, and practice at least 10-15 minutes a day.’’

‘‘Just ask it’’

Minister Kasapoğlu, who promised for 4 new table-tennis tables after the students mentioned a limited number of table tennis tables at the school, indicated ‘‘ It is our duty to provide you with all kinds of opportunities as long as you ask. There will be no excuse for sports. Wear out the rackets, lose the balls, we send a new one. Just do sports instead of losing ten minutes on the internet. In front of your university, there is Cevizlibağ dormitory with the facilities. Let's open those facilities to you, you can go easily. If we don't open them, it will be a shame. We have the newest facilities. Everyone needs to evaluate this. We do all kinds of work on the opening point 24/7.

"Young People Get To Know Us Better”

Minister Kasapoğlu, saying ‘Make us place’ to Rector Prof. Yaşar Hacısalihoğlu, stated as ‘‘Expanding the sport is one of our biggest challenges. Not only drug addiction, but virtual addiction is also bad. Let us set up the area, let's open the Youth Centre, and let our young people know us better. Now we're going to them. We are ready to go to İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University.

At the end of the programme, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Event, Dr. Azmi Ofluoğlu and Rector Prof. Yaşar Hacısalihoğlu gave Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mehmet Kasapoğlu a plaque.