Istanbul CNR Book Fair kicks off
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
An international book fair kicked off in Istanbul on March 10 and is waiting to attract around 450,000 book lovers.
The CNR Book Fair, which is being held for the fifth time this year, is hosting more than 1,200 cultural events and famous writers till March 18 in the Yeşilköy district on the European side of the city.
State-run Anadolu Agency is the global communications partner of the event, which is expected to bring together 350 publishing houses from Turkey and 19 other countries.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, CNR Holding General Coordinator Cem Şenel said the main theme of this year’s fair is “Read.”
“We think that reading and contributing to reading is the most important issue for developed societies,” Şenel said.
Among those who attended the launch were Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş and Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin.