Isparta is also known as the city of roses. Production of rose water is one of its main enterprises.
Located in the city is Turkey’s second largest University, Süleyman Demirel University. The University is named after a Turkish President (1993-2000) and Prime Minister (1991-1993), Süleyman Demirel, who was born in the Isparta region, attended school here and served as a minister from the region.
We were greeted by the President of the University, Professor Dr. Hasan Ibicioglu in his office at the University.
We were able to engage in a brief discussion on world affairs before proceeding to dinner with the participants of the Davraz Congress, being hosted by the University.
The dinner was excellent as all our prior meals in Turkey.