"Turkey Week" Kicks Off in Georgia

07/11/2019

Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, has been home to the fourth leg of "Turkey Week," themed as "Göbeklitepe: Humans and Life," within the scope of the 2019 Year of Göbeklitepe festivities.

The festivities to be conducted by Yunus Emre Institute between November 6 and 9, 2019 with support from the Turkish Embassy in Tbilisi and the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) Regional Development Administration have been given start with the conference and photography exhibition on Göbeklitepe, held at the National Museum of Georgia.

Counselor of the Turkish Embassy in Tbilisi Onur Sevim and Director General of the National Museum of Georgia Davit Lortkipanidze as well as the faculty members and students from the Department of Archaeology, the prominent figures of the cultural and artistic circles and many guests attended the event.

At the opening conference given by Şanlıurfa Archaeology Museum Director and Göbeklitepe Excavation Committee Chairman Celal Uludağ, the attendants were briefed about the works conducted at the site and the results of these works through visual presentations.

After Uludağ answered questions from the participants, Göbeklitepe photography exhibition, featuring detailed photographs about the excavation site and monuments, was unveiled.

The Turkey Week festivities will include Music Masterclass by cellist Uğur Işık, the "GAP from Past to Present with Photographs" exhibition, the serving traditional Turkish delicacies, and the "Spirit of Anatolia" concert, conducted by Uğur Işık, and end with the "Turkish Cuisine Workshop."