The 2nd 2nd National Sports and Women's Summit Workshop, organized by Marmara University's Center for Women's Studies in Economic and Social Fields, was held in Mardin on 24-26 September 2021.
The National Sports and Women Summit and Workshop, which was held for the first time in 2019 by Marmara University Women's Studies in Economic and Social Fields Application and Research Center, was held in Mardin for the second time this year. The co-chairman of the summit was carried out by ESKAR Director Prof. Dr. Fatma Ayanoğlu and Advisor to the Minister of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Prof. Dr. Nihat Gultekin. Presenting her thanking everyone for their support, especially Rektor of Marmara University Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt, Ayanoğlu said that they broke new ground in Turkey in terms of bringing athletes and academics together. Noting that academics from 11 different universities participated in the organization, she said "We had to keep a limited number of the participants due to the pandemic. In our workshop, there are very detailed topics such as sports health, the effect of sports on women's employment, sports economy, and the comparison of sports in Turkey with abroad."
This year, many important athletes, sports announcers and editors attended the summit, who made us proud of their achievements in the world and in Europe. This event, which was held with the participation of 11 different universities from our country (Marmara University, Harran University, Istanbul Medipol University, Fırat University, Okan University, Istanbul Rumeli University, Mardin Artuklu University, Uşak University, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Muş Alparslan University, Munzur University, Istanbul University), was the first and most comprehensive sports and women's workshop. Mardin Governor Mahmut Demirtaş, Mardin Former Deputy Orhan Miroğlu, Mardin Artuklu University Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Özcoşar also attended and took part in the event with their opening speeches.
National Basketball Player Gülşah Akkaya, National Volleyball player European Champions League Champion Esra Gümüş Kırıcı, National Currency Taekwondo World Champion Şeymanur Emeksiz Bacaksız, National Taekwondo European Champion Meryem İyin, and Anadolu Agency Sports News Editor Ersin Şiyhan attended the summit. The workshop of the summit was held after our national athletes answered the questions from the young athletes participating in the summit.
After the workshop, European Taekwondo Champion Meryem İyin, European Taekwondo Champion Selen Gündüz, World Taekwondo Champion Zehra Begüm Kavukçuoğlu and their trainer Çağrı Kızıl talked about sports and education. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt congratulated the champions for their success and expressed that he was proud of the youth.