The Rumi Forum’s August 2008 intercultural trip to Turkey began on the 15th of August and concluded on the 23th of August. The trips aimed to provide a broad exposure to Turkish culture and to promote mutual understanding between the participants and Turkish counterparts through dialogue and discussion. Group visited the following cities on the trip: Istanbul, Ankara, Kayseri and Cappadocia.

Also, the group’s participants visited many of the schools of the Gulen Movement and sister organizations of the Rumi Forum such as Zaman Newspaper and the Journalists and Authors Foundation.  While at these visits participants were able to discuss the many facets of the Gulen Movement community and current events in Turkey.  Participants of the trip also experienced first hand Turkish culture in the homes of Turkish families and the many delights of fine Turkish cuisine.  The Rumi Forum would like to thank all of the participants of the trip for an unforgettable experience and we look forward to making many more unforgettable memories.

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