Turkey Week to Sweep Zagreb


This year's theme for "Turkey Week," organized by Yunus Emre Institute every with a different theme, has been selected as "Göbeklitepe: Humans and Life," in connection with the Year of Göbeklitepe project. The next destination for the vent will be Croatia.

The "Turkey Week" activities  will be held at historical and noteworthy venues in Zagreb between May 15 and 18, 2019 and include talks, exhibitions, concerts and workshops that will convey Turkey's cultural and artistic heritage to the residents of Zagreb.

The activities to be held in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, will be kicked off with a conference on Göbeklitepe, to be delivered by Göbeklitepe Excavation Committee Chairman Celal Uludağ at the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. After the conference, a photography exhibition describing the journey of Göbeklitepe from the past to present will be opened at the Archaeological Museum.

The "Turkey Week" events will include Turkish cuisine and workshop activities by famed chef Ali Açıkgül,  the "Spirit of Anatolia" concert, showcasing Anatolian songs, by cellist Uğur Işık, who will also hold a music mastery classroom at the University of Zagreb, the panel discussion on Göbeklitepe, to be attended by Göbeklitepe Excavation Committee Chairman Celal Uludağ, as well as other academics, at the Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb, the "Anatolian Ceramic Art" exhibition and workshops ceramic artist Sibel Sevim, and the Southeastern Anatolia Region Photography Exhibition and the Göbeklitepe Exhibition. Turkish delicacies, Turkish sherbets and Turkish coffee will also be offered with a tradition presentation.

The Turkish Week events will be held by Yunus Emre Institute between May 15 and 18, 2019 at major venues including the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, the Music Academic at the University of Zagreb, the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb, and the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Zagreb and in cooperation with Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) Development Administration, Doğuş Group, Kentbank, Turkish Airlines (THY), the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb and University of Zagreb.

Throughout the year, "Turkey Week" events will be held in Saint Petersburg (Russia), Tirana (Albania), Madrid (Spain), Belgrade (Serbia), Tunis (Tunisia), and Beirut (Lebanon