November 14, 2011

Egyptian Literature and Culture Enriches Book Fair in Istanbul

Egypt is the country guest of honor at the 30th edition of the Istanbul International Book Fair, which will run between Nov. 12 and 15.


Speaking during the opening of the fair, Egyptian Culture Minister Emad Ebu-Gazi said the ties between Egypt and Turkey should strengthen with the help of culture and arts. “I think Egyptians reading Turkish and watching movies from Turkey and vice versa will bring the two countries closer to each other.”

The book fair is organized by the TÜYAP Fair and Exhibition Organization and is held at the TÜYAP Fair and Convention Center in Büyükçekmece with the participation of more than 600 publishers and NGOs. Twenty-five publishers from Egypt will exhibit thousands of titles in Arabic, Turkish and English. About 500,000 visitors are expected to visit the book fair this year.

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