40th service year of our research vessel R/V K. Piri Reis have been celebrated and honored by the attendence of Binali YILDIRIM, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM), on November 22 at Sabancı Culture Palace.
Following the short concert of DEU State Conservatory, a short documentary named “40 Years Adventure of Koca Piri Reis” have been presented. Director of our Institute, Prof.Dr. Günay ÇİFCİ, our Rector, Prof.Dr. Nükhet HOTAR, and Speaker of TBMM, Binali YILDIRIM, have made their opening speeches.
Presents of Prof.Dr. Erol İZDAR, former director of our Institute, and Fatih TÜRKÜSTÜN, first captain of the vessel, have been given by Binali YILDIRIM, Speaker of TBMM. The present of Prof.Dr. Erol İZDAR was given to his daughter, İdil İZDAR, because of his advanced age. Also, presents of students charged and sampled first gas hydrate of Turkey in the gas hydrate research project which is being performed by our Institute have been given by Binali YILDIRIM, Speaker of TBMM.
In the celebration, 40th year cake have been cutted by Binali YILDIRIM, Speaker of TBMM, our Rector, Prof.Dr. Nükhet HOTAR, director of our Institute, Prof.Dr. Günay ÇİFCİ, first captain of the vessel, Fatih TÜRKÜSTÜN and the accompanying committee.
Following the celebrations, a panel was made with attendence of retired professors, Prof.Dr. Adnan AKYARLI, Prof.Dr. Musa DÜZBASTILAR, Prof.Dr. Şükran CİRİK, Prof.Dr. Nihat TAŞPINAR, Prof.Dr. Orhan USLU and director of our institute, Prof.Dr. Günay ÇİFCİ, as the moderator. In the panel, panelists have shared their memories with R/V. K. Piri Reis.
In the end of the panel, plates have been presented to the panelists and former directors of our Institute.
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