Turkish, Russian leaders to launch cross-cultural year
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Expressing his happiness over the upcoming event, Aleksei Yerkhov said: "This special year, of course, offers the two countries the opportunity to get to know each other better and to understand each other, to exhibit their rich culture and to get acquainted with the culture of the neighboring country, to be enriched in spiritual and intellectual terms."
The ceremony will be followed with a gala of the opera titled Troy, he said, adding they are very pleased that the event will take place for the first time in Russia.
Erdoğan will also attend the eighth High-Level Cooperation Council meeting between the two countries. The meetings are being held annually since 2010, Yerkhov said.