QatarDebate debate organizes the Debate Academy & the National Championship in Turkey
Doha – QatarDebate Center
The Turkish National Universities Arabic Debating Championship, organized by QatarDebate – a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development – in cooperation with Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh University in Istanbul, concluded on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, in the presence of officials from the Turkey, including the President of the World Federation for Traditional Sports, Mr. Bilal Erdogan Fikret Ozar, the son of the Turkish president, along with the former Turkish ambassador to Doha, and the president of Sultan Mehmet Al-Fateh University, Mehmet Fatih Andy.
This tournament, hosted by Al-Fateh University, is a major event with the participation of 20 universities from all over the Republic of Turkey.
On this occasion, Mr. Bilal Erdogan stressed in his speech the importance of promoting and teaching the Arabic language because it is the language of the Holy Qur’an and a link between Turkey and the Arab countries in the future.
He expressed his wishes that the agreement between Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh University and QatarDebate Center will be “lively and exemplary.”
Dr. Hayat Abdullah Marafie, Executive Director of QatarDebate Center, praised this exceptional achievement, saying: “We are pleased to consolidate the partnership with Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh University and the vital role that the university plays in the field of debates by providing an environment that stimulates dialogue and learning the Arabic language.”
Dr. Hayat also explained that the championship comes in line with the center’s mission to diagnose pivotal issues and inspire ideas and language skills on the tongues of Arabic speakers and others. She added: “The National Arabic Universities Debating Championship is a benefit for debaters in Turkey by attracting more Arabic language learners and lovers to be able to master it, by activating programs and activities that support our common goals with our friends in Turkey.