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Responding positively to a request of this Embassy, ​​the Honorary Consul of Portugal in Antalya, Mrs. Berna Küner van Mannekes, received on the 20th of April, in the premises of the Honorary Consulate in that city, a delegation of teachers and students who had travelled to Turkey to participate in the World Schools Orienteering Championship 2015 (event organized by the ISF - International School Sport Federation), taking place in Kemer/Antalya (April/18-24).

The Portuguese delegation, composed of 28 people and led by Professor Rui Fonseca, from the Directorate General of Education of Portugal, received the generous support of the Honorary Consulate in Antalya, which provided transportation and guide for a tour through the modern and old town, including the oldest mosque in Antalya (400 years), a unique opportunity for students to learn about another culture and religious belief, helping them build up the inner foundations of a culture of respect and tolerance for differences.

The delegation was also honored with a reception at the Honorary Consulate, where students and teachers had the opportunity to taste regional delicacies from Southern Turkey.

Members of the Portuguese delegation, as well as Mrs. Honorary Consul of Portugal in Antalya, expressed their satisfaction for the gathering, which was evident in the smiles that can be seen in the photos. 

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