Art and Culture

TRNC Security Forces Commander visited NEU Cyprus Arts Centre


By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….

Brigadier General Tevfik Algan recently visited Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, Cyprus Arts Centre and Cyprus Car Museum which are located in the Museums’ Zone of Near East University Campus. He was accompanied by his wife.

According to the information provided by  Near East University, Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel along with Vice Rector Professor Fahreddin Sadıkoğlu welcomed the Security Forces Commander Brigadier General Tevfik Algan and his wife  and Chief of Staff Colonel Osman along with his wife.  The guests first visited the Cyprus Arts Centre at the Atatürk Culture and Congress Center and toured the Republic Day Exhibition, which features 103 artworks created by 38 talented artists from Near East University.

Later, the Security Forces Commander and his accompanying delegation visited Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and Cyprus Car Museum and received information about the artworks and mission of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts and rare classical and sports automobiles exhibited in Cyprus Car Museum.

Underlining that the reality of art is to pursue and perceive reality beyond what is visible, the Founding Rector Suat Günsel expressed his views:  “Near East University, which has left its mark all over the world in education, science, research, innovation, technology and health, attaches great importance to arts and culture. Being aware that museums have a crucial role in preserving and reflecting the historical, cultural and artistic accumulation for all generations, Near East University attaches a special importance on museums in terms of adding vividness and colour to social and cultural life. Aiming to add a new dimension to the culture and art life of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Near East University has established the Cyprus Car Museum and Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts within its institution.  All events held within the scope of Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts have a key role in promoting our country’s artistic creativity to wider populations as well as sharing the cultural identity with the national and international art environments and ensuring the recording and preservation of artworks”.

Underlining his admiration of the museums, the Security Commander Brigadier General Tevfik Algan stated that the museums were much more impressive and extraordinary than he could imagine. “Every tourist visiting the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus definitely needs to pass through here” he said.

At the end of the visit, the Founding Rector Dr. Suat Günsel presented the Security Commander Brigadier General Tevfik Algan and Staff Colonel Osman Akyıldız with a painting of Turkish Cypriot artists reflecting the meaning and importance of the day.