April 18, 2011

New York State Assemblyman gives a proclamation for Fethullah Gulen

New York State Assembly Member Cymbrowitz presented a proclamation for Fethullah Gulen during the 4th Annual Friendship Dinner organized by the New York based Turkish Cultural Center.

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz said that the teachings of Fethullah Gulen not only inspire Turkish people but also others: “this individual had such an influence on so many people and that I have to say that you don’t have to be Turkish to be influenced by this amazing man, it is an honor to be here today to represent the proclamation to Mr. Fethullah Gulen and this is an assembly proclamation and it’s important for me to read it to you…”

Below, he reads the assembly proclamation:

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Şahin, Democratic Senators Robert Casey and Kirsten Gillibrand, Turkish Ambassador to the US Namık Tan, Turkey’s permanent representative to the UN Ertuğrul Apakan, Turkish Consul General to New York Mehmet Samsar, several US congressmen and members of the New York State Assembly, representatives of the New York Police Department and the FBI as well as community figures from civil society, businessmen, diplomats, journalists and religious representatives were among the guests of the event. You may also read the full post on TCC's annual dinner