From the day the journalist and writers foundation was established until now -even if things have not always been as we would have wished - we can say that the foundation has always organized important activities. But somehow I have never fully been able to participate in any of them. For this reason, i cannot claim a share in their success.
For instance, it brought world famous soccer players here to raise aid for Bosnia. Every year ot has brought together special groups, like the one here tonight, to talk on various platforms, providing at the very least an exchange of ideas. The foundation has suggested the ideas to be discussed, regardless of our personal ideas or opinions. As a result, we have seen with our own eyes, that there is no reason no fear one another, and that everyone can meet with whomever they want. If we have not been able to come together before today, it only means that we have been obstructed by our mistaken conjuctures, and as a result, neglected this important responsibility towards each other.
The foundation is known in Turkey mainly as a representative of tolerance. In fact, it has identified itself with tolerance. Whenever it is mentioned, tolerance is immediately mention afterwards. In fact, the foundation's image has created more jealousy, causing several alternative organization to appear. Now, fortunately, everyone is signing the same tune. For this reason, I believed that tolerance will spread faster to the grassroots, diffuse throughout the country and, as an artist friend said, we will be able to walk head to head, heart to heart, and hand in hand toward " a happy tomorrow ", God willing.
When prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was dyig and about to passover to the other side, he said :
I place in your trust the people of book, The Christians and Jews..
When 'umar had been stabbed and was in the throes of death, he warned:
I place the people of the book ( Christian and Jews) among us in your trust. Fear God regarding them and treat them justly.
TO BE CONTINUE......