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TURKISH-HUNGARIAN CULTURAL SEASON FEATURES 70 EVENTS IN HUNGARY

 

The Hungarian-Turkish cultural season currently under way in both countries featured 70 events in Hungary in the first five months, the Turkish ambassador to Budapest said. Gülşen Karanis Ekşioğlu told participants of a working breakfast that over 400 Turkish artists have participated in the programme so far. The programmes have drawn some 75,000 visitors in 10 cities, she said, adding that they hoped Hungary’s EU presidency in the second half of the year would provide further opportunities. Besides Budapest, Szeged, Veszprém and other Hungarian cities, events will be held in the Atatürk Cultural Centre in Istanbul and the Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall in Ankara. Osman Can Ürel, a cultural counsellor of the embassy, said the season featured dance performances such as Güldestan and Dance Adrenalin, the Allegra Ensemble, and concerts by Omer Faruk Tekbilek and the Önder Focan Jazz Trio, among others.