Budapest Mayor István Tarlós who attended the street-naming ceremony in Ankara remarked that the Budapest street in the Turkish capital will further strengthen the deep ties between the Turkish and the Hungarian people, as well as cooperation between the two cities.
In February a sister city agreement was signed between the Turkish and the Hungarian capitals.
Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek emphasized that the street named after Budapest will help Turkish and Hungarian citizens to better understand each other.
He pointed out that the street is 20 meters wide and 1,320 meters long located in the Turkish capital's wealthy Cukurambar district, just a few kilometers from the center, where several well-known universities are also located.
The Turkish mayor expressed hope that Budapest will reciprocate the Turkish gesture by naming a street in Budapest after the Turkish capital the next year.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)