|Turkish cultural festival underway at Saba Institute||
TEHRAN – A Turkish cultural festival entitled “Colors and Sounds” opened Monday at Tehran’s Saba Art and Cultural Institute.
Collections of photos, miniatures, illuminations, cartoons and stamps have been showcased at the festival, which has been organized by the Yunus Emre Turkish Institute in collaboration with Saba Institute.
“Photos of Ashura” by Mustafa Dedeoglu, miniatures and illuminations by a group of artists on Ottoman adventurer Evliya Celebi (1611-1685), and cartoons by Hasan Aycin are on display at the galleries of the institute.
An exhibition featuring a collection of Iranian and Turkish stamps has also been organized on the sidelines of the festival.
A number of Iranian and Turkish cultural figures including Turkish Ambassador Umit Yardim, President of the Yunus Emre Institute Hayati Develi, and the Director of the Iranian National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Ahmad Mohit-Tabatabii attended the opening ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony, Develi said that cultural relations are the best and most steady way to develop Iran and Turkey’s friendship.
Ambassador Umit Yardim also stressed on increased joint cultural cooperation.
In addition, director of Saba Masud Naseri made a brief speech and said that the institute is quite ready to continue bilateral relations and joint exhibitions.
Moreover, Turkish movie “Uzun Hikaye” (Long Story) by director Osman Sinav was screened at the Iranian Artists Forum on Tuesday, the second day of the festival.
The festival will be running until June 2 at the institute located on Mozaffar St., off Taleqani Ave., near Felestin Square.
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