Janos Csak

Minister: Hungarian-Turkish cultural year gets under way on December 18

Hungarian-Turkish cultural year will start on December 18 to mark the centenary that diplomatic ties were established between the two countries, the minister of culture said on Monday.

Janos Csak said the programme had been designed to “support decades-long excellent ties by way of culture and to reinforce our cultural presence in the other country”.

Gulsen Karanis, the Turkish ambassador to Hungary, said the cultural year was “a best way to highlight our comprehensive and deep-rooted ties”, adding that cultural years were “the best examples” of cultural diplomacy.

Peter Hoppal, government commissioner in charge of the programme, said it will offer more than one hundred art, scientific and innovation events aimed “not only at promoting Hungarian culture in Turkiye in general but to launch long-term cooperation to build tighter relations in particular areas.”

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