Qatar Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State Dr. Hamed bin Abdulaziz al-Kavari and his wife Zeynep Al Badrawi visited Üsküdar University.
Kavari and his wife were greeted by President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan with Vice Presidents Prof. Mehmet Zelka, Prof. Muhsin Konuk and Prof. Sevil Atasoy.
After a brief conversation, Kavari and his entourage came together with the University Senate members.
Kavari explained that he is in contact with many universities in the world and he knows many academicians, he also noted that Üsküdar University holds a disparate place in him .
Kavari stated that; " Üsküdar University has reached 16,000 students in a short period of 6 years, which is a very important success. I have friends from many universities, but Istanbul and your University holds a very special place for us. I was delighted to be with the academicians and students of this university."
Having received information from members of the Senate of Üsküdar University and its studies, hemade essential statements regarding the current agenda in the world.
Firstly, he criticized US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and stated that we are responsible of his Jerusalem decision. Kavari made the following assessment:
“There is a problem and if you are not aware of this problem’s prominence then others will not put up with you. Up until today, none of the US Presidents took this risk. Why? Trump took this risk because The current situation and the point it has reached between the Arabs has allowed them to take this courage and this decision. This decision is in fact the result of many steps, should not be considered as a single decision. Even though there were conflicts within the Arabs, there was a spirit, power, and resilience but this has dispersed with the Arabia. As a result of this disperse, the power has diminished.”
Kavari also evaluated the twitter announcement made by the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed on regards to the Ottoman Pasha Fahreddin Türkkan, known as the hero of the Medina Defense, claiming him as a “thief”. He stated that this is an operation on perception.
“The incident regarding Fahrettin pasha is a deliberate perception operation. It is aimed to influence the perception of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey in the Arab world. I am following this issue closely. This recent incident has showed that Turkey and Qatar hold a historical responsibility on this issue.”
Prof. Nevzat Tarhan presented his books and University’s “The Feeler” to Kavari and in return Kavari presented his two books to Prof. Nevzat Tarhan.
Kavari, the Minister of Qatar and his wife then visited Üsküdar University's laboratories and received information from the authorities.
The students of Üsküdar University showed great interest to the Minister of Qatar and bid farewell.