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During his visit to Erzurum for official engagements and evaluations, Minister of Justice Yılmaz Tunç paid a visit to Atatürk University.

Minister Tunç, who was invited by the students of the Faculty of Law to visit Atatürk University, was kindly received by the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law Prof. Dr. Metin İkizler and Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Atilla Keskin.

Minister Tunç, upon receiving faculty information from Acting Dean Prof. Dr. İkizler, expressed his delight at being in the presence of students at an esteemed historical institution like Atatürk University. He further expressed his appreciation for the students' endeavours, which served to advance their education and self-development.

After his visit to the Dean's Office, Minister Tunç participated in the Parliament Simulation Programme organised by Atatürk University Erzurum Law Club and engaged with the students.

"The Artisans and Architects of this Activity are our Students"

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law Prof. Dr. Metin İkizler, who addressed the audience at the program's commencement, expressed their pride in organising a parliamentary event on the 103rd anniversary of the Gazi Assembly, an institution founded in the 100th year of the Republic of Turkey under the leadership of Atatürk.

Prof. Dr. İkizler, noting that the word "simulation" originates in our language from the French language, proposed that the Turkish Language Institution's dictionary define "learning" as the equivalent of this word: "Learning is a concept that is derived from the process of learning." Within this particular framework, learning or simulation refers to an undertaking that ensures the retention of information obtained through reading or listening by means of repeated application, reinforcement, and application. In this regard, I find extremely beneficial simulation activities that allow one to scrutinise parliamentary proceedings and operations as if one were present. Our students are the architects and artisans responsible for this endeavour. "Our gratitude extends to the Erzurum Law Club, a distinguished student organisation that made a valuable contribution to the Parliament Simulation. Additionally, we extend our sincere support to all student organisations from our rector, Prof. Dr. Ömer Çomaklı, and our minister of justice, Yılmaz Tunç, for his unannounced visit to our faculty."

"We are pleased to see the success of Atatürk University Faculty of Law Graduates"

Minister of Justice Yılmaz Tunç, speaking at the Parliament Simulation Programme, emphasised that the state has the foremost responsibility to ensure that students enrolled in the Faculty of Law receive optimal training. He further discussed the quality of graduates from the Faculty of Law at Atatürk University.

Minister Tunç stated, "We are delighted to see that the Turkish students who graduated from the Faculty of Law at Atatürk University have achieved such remarkable success, particularly on the judgeship and prosecution examinations."  This success will persist. This is a belief of mine. This activity today is particularly commendable, particularly the law club's contribution to legal action, legislation, laws, and the law. As I extend my congratulations, it is with great delight that I am in your presence today. Here, you are engaging in a form of parliamentary exercise. Among you will be deputies in attendance. Because one-third of the Parliament's members are lawyers."

Turkey presently possesses the most progressive legislation of its time. In other words, our fundamental laws are considerably more recent than those of Europe. You, too, are fortunate in this regard. These changes in fundamental laws occurred precisely at the time that you were studying. You will commence your legal career with the revised fundamental laws that you will have graduated from law school. We were taught the previous legislation. Adaptation to the newly enacted legislation may now result in implementation process delays. That, however, was also compensated. Obviously, laws that have been modified during the intervening time period must be revised to reflect new requirements. With this regard, we consider the recommendations and demands of our citizens in addition to the proposals and suggestions put forth by our law faculties and academics, the outcomes of your course discussions, and the suggestions implemented by the judiciary in practise.

After the introductory remarks, the Parliament Simulation Programme took place featuring students from the Faculty of Law. It was administered by Bayram Ali Bayramoğlu, the second president of MUSIAD and the 23rd Term AK Party Rize PM.

Directorate of Corporate Communications, November 6, 2023
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