October 12, 2011

Iran Films on Screen in Istanbul


Iran Film Week kicked off in Istanbul this week with the aim of strengthening ties between Iran and Turkey.

“Iran and Turkey will strengthen the ties with the latest cultural events that are taking place in both countries,” said Mahmoud Haydari, Iran’s council general.

Organized by the International Culture and Arts Association (UKSD) and the Iranian General Consulate, the event will take place Tarık Zafer Tunata Culture Center.

Speaking during the opening, Haydari said Iran and Turkey were bound together by cultural ties.

Both countries have the same cultural heritage, he said. “The common heritage and values bind two counties together.”

Noting that trade volume between the two countries had increased more than $15 billion compared to last year’s $11 billion, Haydari said the volume was also supported by cultural activities.

The film week will continue until Oct. 15, and movies by Iranian directors such as Ferajullah Silahshori, Mani Hakiki, Behruz Efhami, Rezzak Kerimiwill be shown.

Read more on Hurriyet Daily News: Iran Films on Screen in Istanbul

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