October 20, 2012

Ministry Considering Cultural Center in Istanbul: Lung Ying-tai

TAIPEI--The Ministry of Culture is thinking about setting up a cultural center in Istanbul, Turkey, to facilitate cultural exchanges between Taiwan and the Islamic world, Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai said yesterday.

Istanbul is a place “where the East meets the West,” and Taiwanese artists and the general public could benefit much from learning more about Islamic art, religion and way of life, said Lung, who visited Istanbul in 1978.

Taiwan and Turkey could promote writer exchanges and organize film festivals, she suggested.

In response, Pavey said she will do everything in her power to help make the idea of a Taiwanese cultural 
center in Istanbul a reality and hopes the proposal will be embraced by her country. 


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