Book fair opens in Turkey’s Kocaeli
KOCAELI – Anadolu AgencyThe 9th Kocaeli Book Fair opened in the western province of Kocaeli, drawing bookworms from across the region.
Kocaeli Governor Hasan Basri Güzeloğlu and Mayor İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu attended the opening ceremony of the fair on May 13.
Güzeloğlu highlighted the importance of books in the establishment of civilizations. He said Kocaeli, which is one of the most important industrial zones of Turkey, not only supports the country with its financial resources but also with its moral resources.
“Books become the prescription of humanity. Writers, poets and novelists; all of them get inspired by books that are our guide to humanity,” he added.
Around 1 million people are expected to visit the fair, which will continue until May 21 at the Kocaeli International Fair Center.