On the 24th of November 2012, Gungor Azim Tuna, Governor of Canakkale visited Melbourne with Israfil Erdogan, President of National Parks of Gallipoli. Selimiye Foundation board members took this rare opportunity to organise a conference titled Gallipoli 1915. Israfil Erdogan, whose is also a great historian on the Gallipoli war was the keynote speaker on the night. Using a slide show presentation, he explained the incidents that led to the development of the Gallipoli war and many stories that included personal experiences of some of the fallen heroes of Gallipoli.
NOBLE BIRTH CONFERENCE
April is a special month for Muslims across the globe. When calculated according to the solar calender, the birth day of Prophet Muhammad falls to the 20th of April. This particular week of April was declared as the “Noble Birth Week” by the Religious Affairs Commission of Turkey some years ago and it is celebrated by Muslims all over the world today. Accordingly, the Selimiye Foundation have been organizing conferences for the noble birth celebrations since 2006 and this year renowned scholar, author and TV host Dr Huseyin Yagmur was invited to Australia as the keynote speaker for the annual noble birth conference held at Ishtar Reception on 19 April 2013.