Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (r) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan - Photo: PMO

Turkish-Hungarian cultural season features 70 events in Hungary

The Hungarian-Turkish cultural season currently under way in both countries featured 70 events in Hungary in the first five months, the Turkish ambassador to Budapest said on Tuesday.

Gulsen Karanis Eksioglu told participants of a working breakfast that over 400 Turkish artists have participated in the programme so far. The programmes have drawn some 75,000 visitors in 10 cities, she said, adding that they hoped Hungary’s EU presidency in the second half of the year would provide further opportunities.

Besides Budapest, Szeged, Veszprem and other Hungarian cities, events will be held in the Ataturk Cultural Centre in Istambul and the Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall in Ankara.

Osman Can Urel, a cultural counsellor of the embassy, said the season featured dance performances such as Guldestan and Dance Adrenalin, the Allegra Ensemble, and concerts by Omer Faruk Tekbilek and the Onder Focan Jazz Trio, among others.

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