|Mr. Mustafa Kuyuk|
Muslim Chaplain for Edmonton
addressing the Turkish Canadians
October 8, 2016
During summer 2016, Mr. Suat Demirer
, a Turkish architect who works as a manufacturing engineer in Edmonton, offered his services to the Board as a volunteer. Mr. Zafer Koprulu
and Mr. Suat Demirer
continued to evaluate various design options. Initial feedback from the community members for the cheaper construction solution of adding a second floor to the Gym was not positive. The Board abandoned that option in early August and focused on the arrival of Mr. Mustafa Kuyuk
, the newly appointed Turkish Chaplain assigned to the City of Edmonton by the Turkish Directorate of Religous Affairs.
and his family arrived in Edmonton on September 3, 2016 for a 5 year appointment. Through the month of September the priority for the TCS Board was to ensure the smooth settlement of Mr. Kuyuk's
family in Edmonton. TCS rented a residence for the family across the street from the Cultural Centre, and ensured that the Kuyuk children started school as soon as possible.