Exhibition in Konya marks end of Turkish-German Year of Science
KONYA – Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoThe “Science Tunnel” exhibition has been opened in the Central Anatolian province of Konya to mark the end of the 2014 German-Turkish Year of Science.
“Ground-breaking and world-changing technologies can be developed only by science and research,” said German Ambassador to Turkey Eberhard Pohl during the opening ceremony. “Scientists working together on international platform are needed now to support the lifestyles of humans with sustainable and eco-friendly developments during this period of time changing rapidly.”
Pohl said globalization and technological progress provided multi-type opportunities to humanity while also presenting risks.
Konya Metropolitan Mayor Tahir Akyürek said the Konya Science Center, where the exhibition is taking place, was as important as the exhibition.
“TÜBİTAK provided around 40 million Turkish Liras in investment for planned exhibitions in the Science Center, which cost 10 million lira,” said Akyürek, inviting all citizens, especially university students, to visit the exhibition.
TÜBİTAK deputy head Mehmet Arslan also underlined the importance of such initiatives to motivate young people.
Konya Gov. Muammer Erol and TÜBİTAK Science and Society Department head Ahmet Uludağ also attended the opening ceremony of the show which has previously been exhibited in 30 cities in 18 countries and been visited by around 10 million people.
The exhibition, which has been made possible by the Max Planck Institute, TÜBİTAK and the Konya Science Center, will run until May 31.