The 5th International Students Gathering organized by Bab-i Alem
and the other 32 civil society organizations was launched on 14th of April, 2012 in Istanbul Sultan Ahmed Square and it lasted three days. Bekir Bozdag, deputy prime minister, launched the program and many officials and politicians participated along with Muhammad Umar al Mukhtar, the son of Umar Mukhtar, from Libya. During all three days, lots of students from 75 different countries presented their local cultural dances and events. Tens of thousands of people participated and watched the events.