The delegation, existed of İlhami Aktaş Çanakkale Governor, Alper Taş Bayramiç District Governor, Selçuk Semizoğlu the Chairman of Çanakkale Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the officials from Provincial Trade Directorship, the Union of Tradesmen and Craftsmen Chambers and the Union of Tradesmen and Craftsmen Cooperatives of Çanakkale, visited Ruşen Şahin, the Ahi of the Year and the only saddler tradesman of Bayramiç District on September 16, 2021 within the context of the events of the Akhism Week, held on from September 13-19 this year to pay tribute to the culture of the Ahis.

Chairman Selçuk Semizoğlu stated, “What we know today as mediation is actually a culture of trades, Ahi Evran, based on love, respect, tolerance and trust from our ancestors; that is, it is 850 years of Ahi Evran culture. Together with the delegation formed under the chairmanship of Governor Ilhami Aktaş, we visited Ruşen Şahin, who was elected as the Ahi of the year in Çanakkale this year and engaged in saddlery work in Bayramiç District. Mr. Şahin performs the saddlery profession with more than 40 years of experience, which is among our forgotten traditional handicrafts. I wish a continuing culture of Akhism that should be an example to all of us.”
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