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Minister of Culture and Tourism Avcı in Amsterdam Yunus Emre Enstitüsü

06.10.2016 2729 Okunma Sayısı

Minister of Culture and Tourism Avcı visited Amsterdam Yunus Emre Enstitüsü

Minister Avcı was accompanied by a delegation formed by AK Party Yozgat Deputy Ertuğrul Soysal, Nevşehir Mayor Hasan Ünver, Hague Acting Ambassador Kurtuluş Aykan, Amsterdam Consul General Tolga Orkun, Ministry of Culture and Tourism Hague Attache Neşe Akdoğan.

Avcı, appreciated the location and physical features of the Enstitü building in final stage of establishment and became the first senior official to visit Amsterdam Yunus Emre Enstitüsü.

Avcı wrote the following in Enstitü's honorary book:

“Today we got the opportunity to discuss our great new projects in the building in Amsterdam Enstitü is soon to move. We wish that this will be a venue where finest examples of Turkish culture, arts, and our language flag Turkish will be displayed. I wish luck and success.”


 “We can send any artist you wish”

Nabi Avcı, briefed on Enstitü's activities and projects from Amsterdam Yunus Emre Enstitüsü Director Remzi Kabadayı said, “We are ready to provide all the support we can to culture and arts events to be organised in Amsterdam as Ministry and we will send you any artist you wish.”

 Avcı, marking that in case “Turkish Culture and Arts Boat” idea is designed as a project and realised in Amsterdam canals, they will support it as the Ministry and added that the request of “granting artists and academicians with green passports with Turkish cultural envoy status” was considered reasonable and they may take steps in this direction.


Avcı visited traditional and contemporary art exhibition

Avcı visited traditional and contemporary art exhibition organised in Amsterdam Yunus Emre Enstitüsü exhibition hall featuring works of Turkish artists who live in Netherlands as Derya Yavuz, İlhan Yıldırım, Okan Akın and Mustafa Sivridağ. Avcı told that in November he will attend 'Gönlüm Düştü Bu Sevdaya’ concert with a repertoire featuring hymns and songs by Yunus Emre which were not performed before, to be organised by collaboration of Turkish Embassy to Hague, Amsterdam Yunus Emre Enstitüsü and Culture and Tourism Consultancy.

Amsterdam Yunus Emre Enstitüsü has collaborated with resident local and international culture-arts institutions, diplomatic missions and non-governmental organisations of Turkish origin in Netherlands and organised numerous exhibition, literary events, book fairs, seminars, concerts, art workshops, and provided support to book fairs and art festivals. Planned to come in operation by the end of the year, Turkish courses will be organised in Amsterdam Yunus Emre Enstitüsü as well.