On June 23, 2016 Meridyen Association hosted Mr. Deepak Thimaya, the founder of
Verbattle Foundation, which is an international non-profit organisation and mainly active in
Mr. Mehmet Yılmaz Nalkıran, the Administrative Secretary of Meridyen Association and Mr.
Yavuz Yiğit, the trainer of Meridyen Debating Club took part in the meeting and gave detailed
information about the activities of Meridyen Association and Meridyen Debating Club.
In return, Mr. Thimaya presented the Verbattle Foundation and its activities and gave detailed
information on the debating studies performed in India, highlighting the role of Verbattle
Foundation in this field. Mr. Thimaya told that he had appreciated the efforts of Meridyen
Association in promoting the culture of debating in Turkey. Moreover, he announced his
research for counterparts for international tournaments. Underlying the meticulous and
efficient works of Meridyen Debating Club, Mr. Thimaya expressed his wish for cooperation
at international platforms.
Finally, Mr. Thimaya got further information about the other activities of Meridyen
Association and congratulated the organisation for promoting debating in Turkey.