Turkish culture promoted abroad with cinema
The Turkish cultural center Yunus Emre Institute (YEE) will organize Turkish Movies Week in different parts of the world throughout the year.
The event, supported by the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s Directorate General for Cinema, aims at making intellectual people and young university students come closer to Turkish culture, said a statement.
Turkish Movies Week will not leave any country out, as it will continue each year with an increasing number of events, the statement said, adding that short movies will also be screened during the event.
This year’s destinations include Zagreb, Amman, Beirut, Budapest, Romania, Kazan, London, Rabat, Tehran, Vienna, and Warsaw.
Cultural interaction will be provided via actor, director, scenarist and producer meetings, workshops, Turkish cuisine activities, and exhibitions of cinema posters and objects.
The event kicked off in Croatia’s capital Zagreb on May 23 with the screening of the movie “Ayla.” Ten Turkish movies will be screened in the Cinema Europa, the oldest and most prestigious cinema hall of Zagreb. All movie screenings will be free of charge.