MEDIA ADVISORY: Safe Harbour Turkey: Restoring Hope Photo Exhibition

Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014

The University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Turkish Embassy and the UN Refugee Agency, invite members of the media to attend the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition titled “Safe Harbour Turkey: Restoring Hope”.

The exhibition showcases the experiences of millions of refugees who have come to Turkey to escape war, famine and strife.  Currently, over 1.6 million Syrian refugees are living in Turkey in camps that provide food, shelter, healthcare, and above all, safety.  It chronicles their experiences as they recover from their grief and slowly begin to piece together a new life, learning new skills while they wait for peace in their own lands or find a home somewhere else.

WHAT :      Opening ceremony of the Safe Harbour Turkey: Restoring Hope Photo Exhibition
WHEN :      December 8, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
WHERE :    University of Ottawa, Jock Turcot University Center  (85 University

This timely exhibition highlights Turkey's role in responding to the massive human flow of refugees coming out of Syria, as well as its historical role in helping many ethnic groups from throughout the Middle East and beyond. The Turkish Ambassador to Canada will be present at the event. The exhibition runs from December 8 to 19, 2014.

Media inquiries

Danika Gagnon
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2981
Cell: 613-863-7221

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