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Rumi Forum organized a study trip to Turkey during November 14-23, 2014 to learn more about the history, social life, economy and culture of Turkey.

The group visited their counterparts in Istanbul Ankara and other Turkish cities as well as historical and cultural places.

The Rumi Forum organizes a number of study trips to Turkey, where American community leaders, scholars, experts, members of the media and people from the government have met with journalists, politicians, scholars, civil society leaders, government agencies and businessmen to learn more about the political, social, cultural and economic life in Turkey. During these trips they are introduced to Turkish counterparts in attempts to bridge understanding and policy gap between the two communities. The participants are also presented with a unique taste of Turkey through the dinners and various activities with private citizens from a wide cross-section of the Turkish society as well as trips to the historic and touristic sites Turkey is famous for.

Rumi Forum also organizes interfaith trips through which participants visit Muslim, Christian and Jewish religious sites of great significance to all three religions and have the chance to interact with local figures and citizens and exchange views on the future of interfaith and intercultural dialogue. These trips have proven to be of great help in presenting people with a warm and friendly face of the other religion, eradicating prejudice and fear from the other and laying the foundations for further cooperation between the communities.

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