Young Turks living abroad discover their heritage

Ninety Turkish youths living in Austria and Canada visited Turkey last week to learn more about their homeland.

Under the Evliya Çelebi Youth Bridges Project, they toured sites in Istanbul, Bursa, Çanakkale and Edirne provinces, Turkey's Abroad Turks and Relative Communities Presidency (YTB) said Thursday in a statement.

The project, launched by YTB in 2014, aims to familiarize Turkish youths with Turkey's national, spiritual and cultural values through visits to historical and cultural sites in various cities.

They also attended seminars from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3, the statement said.

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