December 14, 2011

China Year in Turkey to Boost Two Countries’ Ties

Many Chinese artists and representatives will visit different provinces in Turkey such as Ankara, Istanbul, İzmir, Bursa, Antalya and Samsun as part of the year-long cultural events. Next year, Turkish artists will visit China, Günay said. “With China’s ‘Turkey Year,’ Chinese artists will also have the chance to follow developments in Turkish art.”

Chinese Ambassador to Turkey Gong Xiaosheng said that despite the distance between Turkey and China, the two nations’ friendship had spanned 2,000 years.

The Silk Road represents peace, friendship and civilization, Gong said, adding that Chinese artists were recreating that sentiment with their paintbrushes. “Today, we will once again establish the relationship we had in the days of the Silk Road. We hope to create a bridge between the two nations.”

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