updated june,2013

Princess Leyla d'Afghanistan, loving wife of Crownprince Ehsan Ullah d'Afghanistan, beloved mother of Aman Ullah ve Rahmat Ullah, loving big sister of ÷mer Tarzi and řahap Tarzi(deceased) MTCF Founding Member, member of Turkish-Switzerland Association, passed away on June 20th, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. Her funeral service took place on June 24th, 2013 at the Muslum cemetery at noon praying time. Remembrance praying (fatiha) took place on June 29th, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. May God Rest Her Soul in Peace.
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updated on may,03,2012

Princess Amina Seraj (Tarzi), last child of Sardar Mahmud Tarzi passed away on May,2,2012 in Istanbul. She was 96 years old. God Rest Her in Soul.
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H.E. Khayrullah Enayet Seraj, grandson of Mahmud Tarzi passed away on Jan.18,2012 in Geneva.
God Rest His Soul in Peace .
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Princess Meliha Soker (d'Afghanistan), founder member of MTCF,passed away on 4 Oct.2011 in Istanbul. She was 91 years old. God Rest Her Soul in Peace.

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Honorary President of MTCF, former Minister of Education Prince Hamidullah Enayet Seraj passed away on September 22nd, 2009 in Rome and his burial took place on September 24th, 2009.

We will remember his spiritual support since the establishment of our Foundation.

He was the oldest living grandson of Mahmud Tarzi.

We would like to offer our sympathies to the family, board members and friends for this great loss.

God Rest His Soul in Peace.

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WE ARE SORRY TO INFORM YOU THAT THE CROWN PRINCE RAHMAT ULLAH D’AFGHANISTAN, GRAND SON OF MAHMUD TARZI AND THE SON OF KING AMAN ULLAH&MELIKA SORAYA, PASSED AWAY EARLY IN THE MORNING OF 11TH MAY 2009, IN ROME, ITALY. MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL.

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1 jerib land given to MTCF in Darrul Aman .

On 25th Aug 2008/4th Sombola,1387; A special ceremony is held where MTCF received the official papers of the land from mr. Ahad Sahibi, the city mayor of Kabul.

MTCF requested this land from mr. President on 8 May 2007/18 Sever 1386 by an official application letter(nbr16) given to the president by H.E. Ravan Farhadi, member of board of trustee of MTCF.
Mr. President signed this letter with his approval and sent it to the citymayor to settle the process immediatelly.

Mr. Tarzi, the president of MTCF visited mr. President on the 20th sept. 2007/ 29 sombola 1386 and thanked him for his kind attention for the requested land.

And on 25th Aug 2008/4th Sombola 1387, the requested land is given to MTCF . Distinquished people and MTCF board members gathered for the cornerstone ceremony and speeches are made by mr. Omer Tarzi, mr. Sahibi, Pcess India and H.E. dr.Farhadi.
Mr. Tarzi mentioned the great effort of mr. Citymayor for the realization of this dream within such a short time and once again thanked and appreciated his efforts.

MTCF is planning to build a research center together with a care center for the street children and for women’s care on this given land.

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A Historical Meeting in Kabul for Mahmud Tarzi

Commission of the 75th Memorial Activities of the Mahmud Tarzi (CMAMT) gathered in Foreign Affairs hall. Mr. Tarzi, Pcess India and mr. Habib Zikria were the participants from MTCF Board of Trustees. mr.Ghulam Sakhi Qayrat and mr. Yasin Rasouli were from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, mr. Hamed Elmi and mr. Wahid Noori from M.of Education,dr.Sayed Askar Mousavi from M.of Higher Education and dr. M. Halim Tanwir was from M.of Culture and prof.M. Kabir Nezami,dean of Lang&Literature Faculty of Kabul and prof./pohan doctor/ Moh. Hussain Yameen are the members of the committee.
Committee decided to start the memorial programme on 23rd of August 2008 and will be end on 23rd November,2008. next CMAMT will gather on 23rd June 2008.

1st CMAMT (commission of Memorial Anniversary of Mahmud Tarzi) meeting at
F.A. premises on 9th June,2008 Kabul

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Mahmud Tarzi High School –MTHS-renovation programme starts in Hamall 1387/April,2008

Turkish Government accepted the renovation project of MTHS. Renovation will start in April,2008.
MTCF appreciates the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s close interest to this project.
With this workshop, we believe there will be open doors to graduate new Mahmud Tarzis from the lycee. MTCF will continue to support MTHS in terms of qualitywork for the teachers, student exchange programmes and scholarship programmes in foreign countries.

Below, is the copy of the appreciation letter of Ministry of Education sent to mr. Omer Tarzi.

Mahmud Tarzi High School renovate by Turkish Government

Dear Mr. Tarzi,

The Ministry of Education highly appreciates your kind support and efforts in prompting Education Sector which is one of main priority of our government.

We also appreciate your role in coordinating and facilitating the efforts between the Ministry of Education and Turkish Government. Your persistent efforts have brought both the nations further closer in building the Education Sector in Afghanistan.

Through this letter the Ministry of Education is confirming the reconstruction of Mahmood Tarzi High School which has been added to the plan of Turkish Government.

Finally let me thank you once again for making Education a priority and investing in it through your tireless efforts.


Best Regards,

Mohammad Haneef Atmar
Minister of Education
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Letter from Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Education, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
 

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updated on march 02th, 2008

"International Fashion Lab" will take place between 13-15 March 08 at
Tophane-i Amire, Istanbul, Turkiye.

The aim of this activity is the general education problems and earning the young girls and women to the community by developing their hand skill.

Within this interactive project, Idil Tarzi(founder member of MTCF and Fashion Designers Association) is cooperating with CATOM/multipurpose community centers/founded by GAP administrative presidency and UNDP.

The above mentioned social project is also the main aim of Kabul-Afghanistan centered Mahmud Tarzi Cultural Foundation. Foundation is helping the Afghan women to develop their handskill. Very near past, MTCF organized sewing courses in Kabul.

The aim is not collecting donations for these women but it is to arrange an interactive environment for these women to gain their self respect and financial security.

Our believe is to support this project with this meaninfull participation that will bring more power between two countries relations and two societies will close more each other. There is no doubt that this project also will help a new look for Afghan-Turk women for their future.

 

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updated on february 19th, 2008

MTCF 1386 annual meeting will be held in Istanbul on 17-18 March 2008 / 27-28 Hutt 1386.

The schedule and the programme of 75th Memorial Year of Mahmud Tarzi will be discussed during the meeting. Anniversary program will be begun on 23rd Aug.2008 in Kabul.
MTCF is planning to actualize a joint programme of  Kabul University Literature Faculty and Istanbul University Literature Faculty ( I.L.F.)during the commemorative  ceremony of Mahmut Tarzi. The Dean of (I L.F.) has  already accepted to attend the annual  meeting with the faculty proffessors. Programme will take place in Kabul on November,2008/ Kaus 1387.
Due to president Omer Tarzi's health problem the meeting was organized in Istanbul.
H.E. dr.D.Spanta,minister of foreign affair and H.E. dr. Dadfar will participate to the annual meeting and will give a speech. A large crowd of respected Afghans, Danismends will also participate in this meeting.

 

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updated on february 19th, 2008

Winter clothes handed out to the children.

120 pcs of winter clothes and additional usefull winter garments ,distributed to the poor children by MTCF coordinator ms. Malalai Wardak on the 11th February,2008/22 . Delwell,1386. These are  mr. Zaher Surgul's donations.

 

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updated on january 10th, 2008

Closing ceremony of the Sewing Course has been done
on 31st dec.2007/Jadie 10, 1386


Mr. Aydin Temizer; Turkish commerce attache, General Aziza; head of Pasp.dept and adviser to Women Ministry,MP Fouzia Naseryar khanum,representatives of Women Ministry and a distinquished crowd were participants in this ceremony.
At the end of the course 20 sewing machine delivered to each attendants with a package of materials.

mr. Aydin Temizer,commerce attache
of Turkiye and gen.
Aziza,adv.of minister

MP Fouzia Naseryar khanum
 

Nafisa khanum, head of Female Shura of Kabul

ms. Malalai Wardak, MTCF coordinator handing the certificate
over to one course attendant
 

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updated on december 15th,2007

Sewing & Tailoring Course for Women has been succeeded in Kabul City.

MTCF organized a course for Women with the help of Ministry of Womenís Affair, in Kabul on nov,17,2007 to dec, 17, 2007. Mahmud Tarzi Cultural Foundation collaborated this course with the Ministry of Womenís Affairs. A total of 20 women will receive tailoring training for period of one month. Upon completion of training, each participant will receive a sewing machine and a package of materials which will enable them to start their own work.

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Openning Ceremony of
Sewing&Tailoring Course
l/r; Kabul Sec.general, Head adviser of Women's Affair Ministry, MTCF coordinator

Atelier of the Course
 

Sewing&Tailoring Course for women

During the Course
 

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Press release from MTCF HQ on 20th sept.2007,Kabul

Respect from President Karzai to Sardar Mahmud Tarzi

His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan chaired a meeting with mr. Omer Tarzi, president of Mahmud Tarzi Cultural Foundation, at Presidential Palace in Kabul. Meeting was scheduled for 20 minutes but lasted 40 minutes.

Meeting was very succesfull and they shared common issues and wished good future for MTCF. Issues emphasized included further economic and cultural cooperation for the foundation.

Allama e Mahmud Tarzi was our hero who designed the draft showing how a nation must come together under one flag and one watan. He published his ideas in newspapers,books with his strong pen and people still follow him”said mr. President.

You are a very respected person to start such an important mission for Afghanistan and in actualizing this mission.
Please ask me what you might need more for this mission and I am ready to collaborate with all my administrators and the state members to bring benefit to MTCF.
We are all very happy to hear and observe your successes and shall always be with you
” he added.

Mr Tarzi furnished explanations about MTCF works includes two main aims of the foundation, to the President . He said, “First one; the renovation of the Mahmut Tarzi Highschool. With this project the high school will be one of the perfect designed schools with modern equipments and will serve the Afghan youth. Secondly the building of Mahmut Tarzi Research Center . The intellectuals, writers, litterateurs and young generation to come and work in this compound. The center will include conference halls and seminar rooms .” and he added, “when we started this mission we were very happy to receive the general support of the country from the top to the simple taxi driver in the street.

He also added that the foundation has already started the scholarship programme for two MTHS graduated students in Kabul University.

At the end of the meeting, Mr. Tarzi gifted to the President the MTCF gold medal and a hand made miniature carpet made by silk threads as a memory of this meeting, with the MTCF board of Founders appreciation.

The Minister of Culture and Chief Adviser of Culture of the State were also present at this meeting.

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updated on november 25th,2007

74 th of Sardar Mahmud Tarzi commemorative ceremony has been organised at Eyyub Sultan Cemetery , on 23 rd November 2007 by Mahmud Tarzi Cultural Foundation (MTCF).

MTCF President Mr.Omer Tarzi openned the ceremony with a short speech impliying the importancy of the day.

H.E. Azim Nasser-Zia, Consul General of Afghanistan to Istanbul also participated with Afghan intellectuals who are living in Turkiye to pay their obeisance. He made a speech about Mahmud Tarzi's personality and Prof.Turkolog mr. Kaysari talked about his struggles and this was followed with many respective speeches.

MTCF received messages from H.E. dr A.Farhang, Minister of Economy of Afghanistan,mr. G. Khwakhuzhi, dep. Mayor of Kabul city,H.E. Khalili, Ambassador for Turkiye, H.E. Ravan Farhadi, Former Ambassador to U.N. his followers, danismands and lecturars all over the world who admire him, respect him for this special day.

listening the reciter of prayer

mr.O.Tarzi talking for Mahmud Tarzi
 

prof. turkolog Ziauddin Z. Kaysari gives speech for Mahmud Tarzi's struggles.
 

H.E. Azim Nasser-Zia talking for
Mahmud Tarzi

journalist, aga Moh. Amin Ochquon

afghan participants living Istanbul

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october 2007

Mr. Omer Tarzi, President of the MTCF met two scholarship holders of MTCF in Kabul, on Oct. 25,2007. It was the first meeting for both sides and they had a very cheerful talk.
Mr. Tarzi advised them to increase their foreign language skill and he added that MTCF will support them for the language courses too.
Below, right is Enayetullah Tamem and Zafar Jalad Khan on the right with mr. Omer Tarzi.

 

MTCF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME STARTED
MTCF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME HAS STARTED WITH TWO MAHMUD TARZI HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATED STUDENTS, IN KABUL UNIVERSITY FOR 4 YEARS PERIOD.ENAYATULLAH TAMEME AND JALAD ZAFAR KHAN WERE PRESENTED BY THE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS TO THE MTCF PRESIDENCY ON HAMALL 1386/APRIL 2007 AND WERE APPROVED.
STUDENTS ARE;
JALAD ZAFAR KHAN
HE WAS BORN IN 1987, GRADUATED FROM MAHMUDTARZI HIGH SCHOOL WITH EXCELLENT MARKS AND WON WITH SCORE 275 TO ENTER KABUL UNV. ECONOMICS FACULTY.
ENAYATULLAH ALI TAMEME
HE WAS BORN IN 1989, GRADUATED FROM MTHS WITH EXCELLENT MARKS, WON KABUL UNV ENTERING EXAMS WITH SCORE 295 FOR ENGINEERING FACULTY.

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A Seminar&Conferences Week in Kabul
A Serial Seminars, Conferences and Lectures held on 24th to 27th October 2007, in Kabul.
Ustad dr. Ravan Farhadi, former UN ambassador of Afghanistan and the Ustad Masood Khalili, Ambassador of Afghanistan for Turkiye and mr. Omer Tarzi, President of MTCF were invited for the events. The week of cultural events organized succesfully by H.E. Zalmai Hawedmali, chief cultural adviser of President.
Kabul University of Literature Faculty and the Iktisat Foundation were the hosts of the week.
There were several ustad, professors, authors and litterateurs from India, Pakistan, Uzbekhistan and Azarbeycan in the meetings.
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Memorial of Rahman-Baba Seminar (a famous poet and intellectual lived between 1632- 1716 ) held on the 26th and 27th Oct. 2007 at Istiqlal Lycee and Kabul Unv halls.
H.E. dr. Ravan Farhadi, the guest of honor of the seminar,talked about his life,works and explained his importancy in Afghan literature . mr. Tarzi was one of the participants in this seminar.


Conference for Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi held on 29 October 2007 at Istiqlal Lycee auditorium, Kabul.

Lecture organized by Kabul University Literature Faculty and mr. Rashid A. Bari, chief of Iktisat Foundation. H.E. Ravan Farhadi,former ambassador of Afghanistan for UN and the member of MTCF, H.E. Masood Khalili, ambassador of Afghanistan for Turkiye, H.E.mrs. Masuda Jalal,former minister of Women Affairs, H.E. Zalmai Hewadmalli, chief adviser of Culture to the President and mr. Omer Tarzi, President of MTCF were the quest attendants to this meeting.
Mr. Tarzi made his speech with a title "Afghanistan-Turkiye relations from Mevlana to Mahmud Tarzi" in Dari and will be published soon. You may find english version below;
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Akrab, 7-1386 wa oct. 29, 2007, Kabul City

IN THE NAME OF THE MERCIFUL AND COMPASSIONATE ALLAH


THE DISTINQUISHED GUESTS,
DEAR COMPATRIOTS, BROTHERS
LADIES & GENTLEMEN

I AM PLEASED THAT THIS OCCASION BROUGHT SUCH A DISTINQUISHED AUDIENCE TOGETHER.

FIRST OF ALL, I APPRECIATE YOUR TOLERANSE FOR LISTENING MY POOR LANGUAGE AND I THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

I THANK MR. SPEAKER FOR INTRODUCING ME WITH THE TITLE “SARDAR” WHILE INVITING TO THE STAGE. IT IS A GREAT HONOR FOR ME.
BUT AS YOU MAY KNOW WELL THIS TITLE WAS GIVEN TO MY GRANDFATHER MAHMUD TARZI AND I AM PROUD OF HIM.

UP TO NOW, WE ALL LISTENED MUHTEREM DR. FARHADI USTAD AND USTADI DANISMEND KHALILI SAHEB ,WITH GREAT SYMPATHY, PLEASURE AND APPRECIATION.
NOW, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME TO TALK AFTER THEM. WITH YOUR KIND PERMISSION I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A SHORT JOURNEY FROM THE TIME OF MEVLANA TO MAHMUD TARZI, WHAT THEY ADDED TO THE RELATIONS OF AFGHANISTAN-TURKIYE WITH THEIR EXPERIENCES IN THEIR FIELDS ,.

I AM OMER TARZI, THE SON OF ABDULTAVAP WHO IS THE SON OF GREAT MAHMUD TARZI AND I WILL TRY TO TALK ABOUT TWO GREAT MEN WITH HEAD LINES.

MEVLANA, THE MASTER OF SUFI AND THINKER OF HIS TIME, BROUGHT BROTHERHOOD BETWEEN TURKIYE AND AFGHANISTAN WHICH STILL CONTINUES WITH INCREASING VOLUME.
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IT IS A FACT THAT RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES STARTED DURING THE TIME OF MEVLANA CELALEDDIN. IN OTHER WORDS THERE WAS NO SUCH RELATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES BEFOREHAND. I CAN TELL SINCERELY THAT HE WAS THE AMBASSADOR OF PROGRESSION FOR THE TWO COUNTRIES, IN ANATOLIA.
HIS FATHER,THE RESPECTED SULTAN BAHAEDDIN U VELED, WAS LIVING IN THE CITY OF BALKH/BELH IN AFGHANISTAN AS AN OLD THINKER WITH A TITLE SULTAN OF SCHOLAR/SULTAN UL ULEMA.

HE DECIDED TO MOVE FROM THE CITY WHEN HE HEARD THAT MOGULS WERE COMING WITH VIOLENCE ,HE GATHERED ALL HIS FAMILY AND LEFT HIS WATAN/COUNTRY.

HE AND HIS FAMILY FIRST ARRIVED TO BAGHDAT THEN CONTINUED TOWARD ANATOLIA AND ARRIVED TO THE CITY OF KONYA. HE WAS THE MAN WHO TRAVELLED FROM KHORASAN TO MAVERAUNEHIR WITH HIS PEOPLE WITHIN A YEAR.
THE TURKS WHO LIVED IN KHORASAN FOR MORE THEN TWO CENTURIES ADORED HIM FROM THEIR HEARTS.

SULTAN VELED DIED IN KONYA. HE EDUGATED MEVLANA AS HIMSELF AND MEVLANA BECAME A REAL SUFI AND A THINKER .
MEVLANA LIVED IN KONYA AND BECAME A FAMOUS SUFI THINKER, SPOKESMAN OF THE SECRETS, AND HE REFLECTED HIS THOUGHTS IN HIS BOOKS, COLLECTED IN DIWAN AND MESNEWI…
HE DIED IN KONYA WHERE HE REUNIONED PEACE.
AFTER HIS DEATH HIS INHERITANCE STAYED IN ANATOLIA AND WELL-BRED PEOPLE/CHELEBIS KEPT THIS INHERITANCE FOR MANY CENTURIES UNTILL NOW.

AFTER SEVEN CENTURIES OF HIS TIME AN AFGHAN SARDAR VISITED OTTOMAN STATE AND MET SULTAN . THIS MAN WAS SARDAR WAS GHULAM MUHAMMAD TARZI. BECAUSE OF HIS VERY CLOSE RELATION WITH THE SULTAN, HE WAS PERMITTED TO STAY IN A GIVEN HOUSE AT THE CITY OF MISKH WITH HIS FAMILY. AT THAT TIME STATE OF OTTOMAN WAS CONTROLLING THE PROVENCES OF SURIYA, IRAQ AND THE HECAZ.

SARDAR GHULAM MUHAMMAD TARZI, WAS A POET AND A WRITER WITH HIS STRONG PEN. HIS DIWAN WAS PUBLISHED TWICE.

HIS BELOVED SON MAHMUDI TARZI WAS ALSO A POET IN DARI FROM HIS VERY YOUNG AGES, AND HIS FATHER GAVE HIM HIS TITLE TARZI BECAUSE OF HIS VERY DIFFERENT STYLE OF WRITINGS.

IT IS AN IMPORTANT COINCIDENCE THAT AFTER SEVEN CENTURIES FROM THE TIME OF CELALEDDIN- I MEVLANA, SON OF HZ. SULTAN VELED, ANOTHER AFGHAN MAHMUD TARZI, SON OF GHULAM MUHAMMAD HAD THE SAME STRUGGLE…

TWO FATHERS AND TWO SONS!
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THERE IS ONLY ONE HISTORICAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEIR LIVES, SARDAR MAHMUD TARZI WORKED IN HIS COUNTRY AND SERVED TO HIS COUNTRY.

AMIR AMAN ULLAH KHAN DURING HIS REIGN, APPOINTED MAHMUD TARZI AS THE FOREIGN MINISTER. ONE OF HIS IMPORTANT CHALLENGE WAS TO REBUILD THE GOOD RELATIONS BETWEEN AFGHANISTAN AND TURKIYE.

MUSTAFA KEMAL, PRESIDENT OF THE TURKIYE WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF AMIR AMAN ULLAH KHAN AND BECAUSE OF THIS RELATION, MANY AFGHAN YOUTH WENT TO TURKIYE AND FOUND POSSIBILITIES, EDUCATED IN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES, HEALTH FACULTIES AND EVEN IN ARMY SCHOOLS.

13TH CENTURY WAS THE TIME FOR MEVLANA, THE MISTIC POET, 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES WERE THE TIME FOR TARZI SAHEB.

TODAY,LIKE THE PAST HUNDREDS OF YEARS MANY TURKS AND FOREIGNERS VISIT KONYA THE CITY OF MEVLANA TO PRAY AND FIND PEACE AND SECURITY .AND WATCH THE WHIRLING DERVISHES

TODAY YOUNG MINDED TURKS STUDY THE BOOKS ABOUT MEVLANA OBSERVE HIS LIFE AND BRING OUT NEW COLLECTION OF BOOKS.

THE LATE SEFIK JAN WAS ONE OF THEM WHO TRANSLATED MESNEW-I SHERRIF INTO TURKISH LANGUAGE AND IT IS ONE OF THE BEST AMONG THE OTHERS IN 20TH CENTURY.
THE OTHER VERY FAMOUS TURKISH USTAD, AUTHOR AND SCHOLAR THE LATE ABDULBAKI GULPINARLI WROTE A BOOK ABOUT THE LIFE AND STRUGGLES OF MEVLANA CELALEDDIN I RUMI WITH EXCELLENT EXPLANATIONS. THIS BOOK IS ONE OF THE BEST TO UNDERSTAND MEVLANA .
THIS BOOK WAS TRANSLATED IN TO DARI ALSO.

TODAY, MANY YOUNG TURKS WHO EDUCATED IN DARI IN THE UNIVERSITIES ARE WORKING ON MEVLANE AND MAKING VERY PROFITABLE THESIS AND PRESENTATIONS FOR THE CELALEDDI-I RUMI OF MEVLANA.

DISTINQUISHED GUESTS, MY DEAR FELLOWS,

IN THE 13TH CENTURY, HZ. MEVLANA WORKED HARD FOR THE SINCERITY AND BROTHERHOOD OF THE TWO NATIONS WHICH I WANT TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION ON THIS OCCATION .

IN THE 20TH CENTURY, GHULAM MUHAMMAD TARZI, SARDAR MAHMUD TARZI ,AMIR AMAN ULLAH KHAN ,AND MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK PUT THEIR UTMOST HOLD FOR THIS BROTHERHOODNES TO LIVE FOREVER BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.
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DEAR GUESTS, BROTHERS !
BELOW, I WOULD LIKE TO BRING ANOTHER IMPORTANT POINT TO YOUR KIND ATTENTION.

WE,THE FAMILY OF MAHMUD TARZI ESTABLISHED THE MAHMUD TARZI CULTURAL FOUNDATION IN KABUL AND STARTED TO WORK THROUGH ITS AIMS.

FIRSTLY WE WANT TO BUILD A RESEARCH CENTER FOR MAHMUD TARZI WORKS.
AND SECONDLY RENOVATE THE LYCEE OF MAHMUD TARZI, IN DARRUL AMAN WHICH THE TURKISH STATE SENT ITS POSITIVE INTENTION TO START THIS PROJECT IN 2008.
THE PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN HIS HIGHNESS HAMID KARZAI KINDLY RECEIVED ME AT HIS OFFICE AND TOGETHER WITH OTHER SUBJECTS WE DISCUSSED THE MAIN PROJECS OF THE FOUNDATION AND ITS FUTURE.

HIS HIGHNESS ORDERED A LAND AT DARRUL AMAN PROVINCE TO BE GIVEN TO THE FOUNDATION, TO BUILD ITS HEAD QUARTERS AND WORKING FACILITIES.
IN THIS CENTER, YOUNG OR OLD THOSE CLOSE TO MAHMUD TARZI AND/OR WORK FOR HIS IDEAS WILL BE WELCOMED WITH GREAT APPRECIATION. THEY WILL FIND UPGRADETED FACILITIES TO WORK IN COMFORT.

ABOVE I TRIED TO GIVE A SHORT EXPLANATION ABOUT THESE TWO LEADERS AND I WILL ASK THE KABUL UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS TO START A PROGRAMME FOR THEIR STUDENTS TO WORK AND PREPARE THESIS REGARDING “IMPACT OF THESE TWO MEN IN THE RELATION OF TURKIYE-AFGHANISTAN” FOR 2008 WHICH IS THE 75TH MEMORIAL YEAR OF SARDAR MAHMUD TARZI.

THIS FOUNDATION IS YOURS AND IS AT YOUR SERVICE.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

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mr. Omer Tarzi 

H.E. Hawedmalli

guest of speakers

f.left, mrs.farhadi, H.E. M. Khallili, H.E. Masuda Jelal

 

H.E. Ravan Farhadi

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Conference of "The History and the Future of Non-Alignment Countries" was held at ANDS (Afg.National Dev. Strategy) hall in Sadarad House on 25 th Oct.2007.
H.E. dr. Ravan Farhadi was the speaker of this conference.

 

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The 84th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Turkiye celebrated in the Turkish Embassy, Kabul on 29th October 2007. H.E. Ethem Tokdemir, Ambassador of Turkiye and his staff greeted their quests in front of the park garden of the embassy. Mr. Tarzi, dr. Ravan Farhadi and mrs. Farhadi were participants of this celebration.

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MP Najibullah Kabuli with mr. Tarzi, pays his respect to Sardar Mahmud Tarzi on march,4, 2007

 

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Afghan envoy in Turkiye visits Mahmud Tarzi pay their respect. H.E. Khalili,ambassador and H.E. Nasser-Zia, Consul general and mr. Malikzad, undersecretary with other Afghan deputies together with mr. O.Tarzi,on 9 th Feb,2007

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Graduate date at Mahmud Tarzi High School.
In the ceremony-16dec,2006- Mrs.Malalai Wardak, MTCF coordinator presents books, stationeries to the honor students who graduated from the lycee.

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73rd Memorial Day
73 rd memorial anniversary of Mahmud Tarzi commemorative ceremony held on the 23 rd November 2006 at Eyyub Sultan Cemetery by his family,MTCF management and his citizens.
MTCF is grateful to those participated and sent messages for this ceremony.

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H.E.dr Shams visits Istanbul
Mr. Omer Tarzi, president of MTCF met the Afghan Economy Minister H.E. dr. Moh. Jalil Shams in Istanbul , Turkiye, on 20 th nov. 2006
Mr. Tarzi congratulated him for his new post and they had a valuable discussion about the MTCF activities in Afghanistan .
H.E. dr Shams expressed his appreciations to mr. O. Tarzi regarding MT compound project and promised to support the project.

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21st Nov.2006
A Happy Announcement;
Ms. Malalai Wardak , MTCF coordinator is married to mr. Zaher Surgul in November 2006 at Kabul , Afghanistan . MTCF congratulate and wish the best for them.

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22nd Aug.2006
Celebration date of Afghan Independance Day in Istanbul.
The 87 th Anniversary of the Independence of Afghanistan celebrated with a reception in Istanbul. It was the first reception given by HE Azim Nasser-Zia, the Consul General of Afghanistan in Istanbul .
Mr. Omer Tarzi, president of MTCF with his family, Princess India d'Afghanistan, vice president of MTCF and Princess Nagia Dogan, member of MTCF with her family were present in the ceremony.
Ceremony started with H.E. s welcome speech explaining the importance of the day mentioning the name of King Aman Ullah who brought the independency to his country.A distinquished crowd both from Turkish and Afghan society was present in the reception.
For this occasion mr. Omer Tarzi sent a celebration message to the President of Afghanistan, H.E. Karzai.

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Teachers Training Program organized at Mahmud Tarzi Highschool
A message from Elsie de Laire,
member of MTCF Training&Education Committee.
June,2006

Dear friends and supporters,
As most of you already know, Marianne O'Grady and I spent three weeks in Afghanistan this summer.  Since security in Ghazni was pretty bad, we conducted our science training in Kabul and some of the Ghazni science teachers traveled all the way to Kabul to come and attend.  This is quite an impressive commitment because all those teachers are  poor, aren't familiar with city life (Ghazni province is very conservative in comparisson with big cities) and didn't even have money to stay in a hotel (we decided on the spot to use some of the AFN funds for that and that was apparently well spent!)  They had to hitch rides and take chances with traveling the dangerous Kandahar-Kabul road.
    The other teachers who attended (there were about 60 total and we had morning and afternoon sessions) were from Mahmud Tarzi High School . A friend of mine, and now of AFN, Malalai Wardak, arranged everything for this training to happen and I am very grateful to her and to the Mahmud Tarzi Cultural Organization (MTCF) for whom she works.
    The training was supported by Mr. Omer Tarzi, President of MTCF. We also met with Princess India d' Afghanistan,vice President of MTCF and daugther of former Afghan King Amanullah. She's 76, vibrant, bright, beautiful and very outspoken.

    Our training was very well received and we have been asked to return there.  The teachers are thirsty for new information and for contact with other teachers and it makes it a pleasure to help.  It makes me never want to complain again about my job or the staff development days we're asked to attend.  We have it soooooooooo good here!  Lots of teachers haven't been paid in months and when they get paid they make at the most $60 a month to teach classrooms of 45 up to 80 students. The Mahmud Tarzi school is, in comparison with other schools we have seen, well equipped, but that is because of the dedication of the foundation.  We were treated with Afghan hospitality, which is the most generous kind I have personally ever encountered. 
    After the training, Marianne and I spent quite a bit of time organizing the science supplies we had brought with us.
    The materials the teachers had asked us for include small portable microscopes, some big donated ones, magnifying lenses, pipets, slides, rulers, pictures of animals, charts of the human body systems, Periodic table, layers of planet Earth, huge world maps, paper, scissors, stop watches,  X-rays of the human body, scales and materials we used in our demonstration lessons. We had almost $10,000 worth of materials. 
Warmly,
Elsie
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MTCF Vice President Pcess India appointed honourary cultural ambassador; (Kabul) july,2006
Vice President of MTCF Pcess India, daughter of the former king Amir Amanullah Khan and grand daughter of Sardar Mahmud Tarzi, has been appointed as honourary cultural ambassador of Afghanistan to Europe.
A statement issued here on Sunday said appointment of Pcess India as cultural ambassador was approved by President Karzai on recommendations of Foreign Minister Dr Rangin Dadfar Spanta. Pcess India, 77, was born in Endia and she studied to 12th class. Living since 40 years in Italy, India has one son and two daughters.
Amanullah Khan father of Endia left two sons and three daughters including Endia. He got independence of Afghanistan from England in 1919.

 

 

Omer Tarzi, President of MTCF and†
Pcess India during the interview by Afghan press

   

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01 May 2006
MTCF head Office Renovation is in process

 

mr. Tarzi and mr. Abdullah, school principle (background;entrance of head office)