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Turkish Cultural day at The Harrisburg Capitol

Red Rose organized 2nd Turkish Cultural day at The Harrisburg Capitol on May 9, 2011. Approximately 300 guests were attended. Traditional Turkish food, music, dance and cultural activities were very interested to all guess including around 30 PA Senators.

On Monday, May 9th, the 2nd Annual Turkish Cultural Day was held at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, under the Capitol’s main rotunda. The main organizers of this day-long event were The Red Rose Foundation and the Turkish Cultural Center of Pennsylvania.

Several dignitaries were in attendance, such as Pennsylvania Senators Lloyd Smucker and Mike Brubaker, and special guests from the Turkish Parliament, Deputy Ministers Mehmet Sahin and Ibrahim Hasgur were also present to mark the occasion.

The purpose of the event was to increase friendship and understanding of the Turkish culture by sharing the rich heritage of the Turkish people.

The highpoint of the day was the passing and signing of the resolution in the Senate Chamber recognizing the good relationship between Pennsylvania and the Republic of Turkey. The resolution acknowledges Turkey’s standing of being the 15th largest economy and Europe’s sixth largest economy, and states that it is in the best interest of the Commonwealth to further cultivate the relationship between Pennsylvania and the Republic of Turkey. With this, the Pennsylvania Senate resolved to build upon its long-standing relationship with Turkey and to promote the cultural, educational, academic, political and economic relations between Pennsylvania and Turkey.