The Turkish Cultural Agenda, published by Yunus Emre Institute specifically for 2020, has been promoted with an exhibition.
Yunus Emre Institute President Prof. Dr. Şeref Ateş delivered a keynote speech during the opening ceremony of the exhibition unveiled at the High-Speed Train (YHT) Station in Ankara. Ateş indicated that the primary purpose of the Institute is to promote Turkish culture abroad and the agenda contains elements of Turkish culture in many areas including, but not limited to, architecture, apparel, and communication.
Ateş noted that the train station was specially selected as the venue for the exhibition which featured objects similar to those described in the agenda. "In our culture, we see life as an inn with two doors like this one. We enter from one side and leave from the other one. During this time, we are supposed to make our life better. Turkish culture urges us to adopt an aesthetic approach to life. So, we want to ensure that these values are remembered and the works that represent them are put on display here," he said.
The Turkish Music Ensemble from Yıldırım Beyazıt University in Ankara gave a brief recital for the guests.
The exhibition will be open to visitors until January 24.