China Year events kick off in Istanbul at a gala night
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Dancers and musicians from China performed during the gala night titled ‘A new message from Silk Road.’ AA photoAiming to strengthen the ties between Turkey and China, China Year in Turkey events hosted a gala night titled “A new message from Silk Road,” on Dec. 15 at TİM Maslak show center in Istanbul.
The events organized with the support of Culture and Tourism Ministry hosted dancers and musicians from China.
The 2012 Chinese Culture Year is the longest and the most comprehensive event of China in Turkey. There will be literature, dance, cultural heritage, acrobatic, radio and cinema events in different parts of Turkey.
Turkey’s cities such as, Ankara, İzmir, Bursa, Antalya, Mersin and Trabzon will host different events to gather Turkish and Chinese cultures together.
On the other hand, China will host Turkey in 2013, as part of Turkish Culture Year. The events will strengthen the ties between two countries, China’s ambassador to Turkey, Zhang Qingyang said. “China and Turkey are two countries, which have the most dynamic economies of the world. We hope we will do more in partnership.”
Throughout the year, in January and February there will be “Happy Spring Celebration,” while in April the China Film Festival and International Children Celebration of Turkey will take place with different festivals. In September, “Chinese Modern Art Exhibition” and “Dunhuang Wall Paintings Exhibition” will open.
In October, Turkey will host China and Turkey National Day Celebrations, with activities ending in December 2012.