First Ladies learn how to brew Turkish coffee at G-20
ANTALYA - Doğan News AgencyOn the second day of the G-20 Summit in Antalya, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s spouse Emine Erdoğan, along with the spouses of other countries’ leaders, visited the Cultural Field, where fine examples of Turkish cuisine and Turkish culture and arts were on display.
Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev’s spouse Mehriban Aliyeva, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s spouse Ho Ching, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Secretary General Jose Angel Gurria’s spouse Lulu Gurria and European Council President Donald Tusk’s spouse Malgorzata Tusk were among Erdoğan’s guests at the 6,000-square-meter Cultural Field at the Kaya Palazzo Hotel.
Erdoğan’s daughter Sümeyye Erdoğan, Antalya Governor Muammer Türker’s wife Filiz Türker and Antalya Mayor Menderes Türel’s wife Ebru Türel accompanied Erdoğan during the event.
The Cultural Field displays the best examples of Turkish cuisine, culture and arts. Anatolian civilizations were also introduced to guests, as well as many Turkish cultural elements including Turkish coffee, Turkish tile art and others.
The methods of brewing Turkish coffee and making mantı (small dumplings filled with minced meat) were shown to the leaders’ spouses. Hürriyet Daily News food writer Aylin Öney Tan also made a presentation on Turkish coffee to the guests.
Among the events in the Cultural Field were a reed flute concert performed by the Istanbul Historical Turkish Music Band’s Bülent Özbek as well as a whirling dervish show and the making of the Turkish traditional art of ebru (marbling).
Following the three-hour event, Erdoğan and her guests posed for cameras and left the Cultural Field.