Turkey to celebrate the Chinese culture in 2012

Turkey to celebrate the Chinese culture in 2012

BEIJING - Anatolia News Agency

The China Culture Year for 2012-2013 will be celebrated in Ankara beginning Dec. 12.

A reception will take place in the Turkish capital to mark the beginning of event’s activities, starting with an art exhibition called “Colors from Silk Road,” in which works of famous Chinese painters will be exhibited.

Throughout the year, events throughout Turkey will feature Chinese art, literature, cultural heritage, radio, cinema, acrobatics and puppet shows. Participating provinces include Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Bursa, Antalya, Mersin and Trabzon.

Hundreds of ancient Chinese artifacts will be displayed at Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace, and Chinese orchestras will perform in concerts. There will also be a Chinese film week.

The year 2011 is the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Chinese Embassy Undersecretary to Turkey Bengü Yiğitgüden said, adding that this was the first comprehensive joint cultural project.

In China, Turkey Culture Year will be celebrated throughout 2013