A Noble Cause for World Peace !


The Great Journey begins Saturday…

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© Photo credit: Julie Mardin

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Erden and Kendon are leaving from New York Saturday at 12.00 p.m.noon ! I joined to Erden Eruc, Kendon Glass (co-rower) and Baris Ozturk (AKUT-US) last night at Battery Park pier. “Around-n-Over” boat is very small with no engine! Even, it was difficult to stand on or keep my balance on the pier by the boat last night. What he is undertaken, actually SHOULD-MUST be in World & Turkish Media!

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WHITE CARDS FOR PEACE & SAFE JOURNEY TO ERDEN, KENDON AND MARK…
YERELCE
– Belgium: Summary of the May 18th Program

Good morning, greetings, and a huge THANK YOU to ALL.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Erden Eruc and Turkish Women’s League of America, our Youth Presenters, Esteem Speakers, Performers and Supporters, as well guests/attendees of the May 18th Program, for being a part of the program and supporting it in various capacities.

I’ve attached 3 photos from the event, including a group photo from the “WHITE CARDS FOR PEACE & SAFE JOURNEY TO ERDEN, KENDON AND MARK” section. This is just an introduction of the upcoming Photo Album based on the May 18th Program. Photo credit: Julie Mardin

We have accomplished to put together and present this event in such a short time and despite of all the challenges.

We have delivered and achieved what we had envisioned and set out from the start, except for the low number of attendees. From securing the venue, initial confirmation by Erden Eruc, announcing it for the first time to presenting it, the whole process happened within only 20 days! Still on the symbolic level, we succeded what we had aimed from the start. With that, we jointly seeded the initial concept.

We will prepare a full report and a photo album based on the program. It may take at least a week or two to compile, finalize and post everything. Our formal “THANK you” letter will be sent along with the REPORT and/or Photo Album link, once it is posted to the Web. Thus, please kindly accept this is an informal “Thank You”.

I am attaching the RUN-DOWN of the PROGRAM with the speakers’ bios. Prof. Ergun Yurdadon has made a wonderful surprise and enhanced the overall program greatly with his flute and piano performances. Prior to posting it to our website along with the REPORT/Outcome of the Program, Prof. Yurdadon’s slide will be included under the “performers” category.

Furthermore, I’d like to THANK to Ms. Maureen Walter and Mr. Andre Torres for their very efficient and speedy communication in resolving all questions and concerns I brought to their attention. To that extent, I am hoping that we will be able to have the Manhattan Bridges High School as one of the “collaborators” of the same or similar concept for a potential 2016 event!

Video recording: Within my editing capacity and all other ongoing commitments, it may take a few months… Regardless, I will try to hire a co-editor at QPTV in order to edit and make it available within the next 4-6 weeks! At this moment, I’d like to share with you the following link re. Erden Eruc’s Video Message, which was presented during our prior event at Saint Peter’s University on April 27, 2015.

Update: I joined Erden Eruc, Kendon Glass (co-rower), and Baris Ozturk (AKUT-US) last night at Battery Park pier. “Around-n-Over” boat is very small with no engine! boat It was difficult to stand on or keep my balance even when the boat was at the pier last night. The mission Eruc has undertaken SHOULD be reported on the New York Times and/or CNN and on the world-media at large. I must share the following feeling with you: Were Erden Eruc not a Turkish born, but an American born or from any European country; it would quite possibly have been a major event at the Madison Square with live broadcasting!

I wish I had a capacity to make this NOBLE CAUSE to elevate onto a global stage that its well-deserved impact could reach every corner of the world with its motto: ROW FOR PEACE….

Certainly, NOT ALONE! ONLY WHEN WE ALL COME TOGETHER, WE CAN STILL ESCALATE IT TO THAT LEVEL! As Baris Ozturk (AKUT) told me last night, there is still 8 months to obtain support and put out such ideas/projects! Perhaps, someone within this readers, when Erden and Kendon somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean, could connect with CNN or with one of the mainstream TV channels in the US. I think, overall, we all forgot that the hosting country for their launching in New York, is the United States. We must also find a way to engage US-based mainstream media, international organizations, and corporations, who are also operating in Turkey or Australia or New Zealand.

YES, WE MUST DO MORE THAN WHAT WE CAN WITH A LARGER PLATFORM AND COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS AND ENERGY. MORAL SUPPORT IS ALSO CRUCIAL FOR ERDEN, KENDON, AND MARK and the ROW FOR PEACE: FROM NEW YORK TO GALLIPOLI Campaign.

As you can see I am further inspired. This is a unique, historic and very timely cause. It also directly and indirectly supports the UN’s Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda for Peace…

[Latest Status] Erden and Kendon are leaving New York on May 23 at 12:00 p.m. Let’s show them our SUPPORT for their NOBLE cause… by perhaps bringing it to the attention of someone in the CNN, Fox News, and/or New York Times…etc.

Our May 18th event has been fully and technically accomplished (the rest with the photo album, report, video etc.. will follow).

However, the actual immense undertaken journey is just about to launch! For your consideration and continuing support.

Once again, THANK YOU to ALL,

Bircan Ünver

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