Turkish cultural center was inaugurated in Budapest

Friday, September 13, 2013

The institute awaits the interested public with lectures, concerts, film screenings, conferences, seminars, painting and photo exhibitions. It welcomes everyone who is interested in Turkey, the Turkish language, culture, art and history.

The Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center opening ceremony has been attended by among others, Turkey's Culture and Tourism minister Ömer Celik, Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog, the Chairman of Yunus Emre Institute Professor Hayati Develi, and Jobbik President Gábor Vona.

The first exhibition of the cultural center celebrates Turkish - Hungarian relations at the light of the Ottoman-Hungarian period, reflecting on the common historical experiences based on tolerance, friendship and the culture of co-existence.

The exhibition presents 30 documents that have been selected from the Republic of Turkey Prime Minister's Office State Archives.

The oldest of them originates from 1562, and the most recent one from 1918. Among the documents there are regulations relating to the purchase of agricultural, commercial and livestock products, as well as documents about Hungarian refugees immigrated to the Ottoman Empire.

The institute has been named after 13-14th century mystic poet Yunus Emre.

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