01 September Saturday

Mayor Uysal Visits to International Arabic Book Fair…

The 4th Annual Arabic Book Fair is set to be organized in Istanbul by Media Publishing Union on Sept. 1-9, 2018.

Mayor Mevlüt Uysal paid a visit to the 4th Annual Arabic Book Fair, which will be held at Istanbul’s Eurasia Exhibition and Art Center. Mayor Uysal: “Two hundred and seven publishers from fifteen countries have been in Istanbul this week for the 4th annual Arabic Book Fair. It is important that publishers came together to form unity here in Istanbul. I am sure that there will be a lot of contribution in the sense of cultural exchange.”

The fair, which will be held under the slogan “Discover a New World” at Istanbul’s Eurasia Exhibition and Art Center, will see the participation of over 200 publishers from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Algeria, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Morocco, the U.K., Italy, Iran and Iraq.

Anadolu Agency will be the event’s global communications partner.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Emrah Kisakurek, the board chairman of the Media Publishing Union, said that such events are conducive in nurturing ties with the Arab world and promoting Turkish literature across the world.

Noting that Turkey holds a favorable position in the global publishing sector, Kisakurek said: “When the new airport opens, [people] will be able to fly directly to Istanbul from all over the world. Istanbul is flourishing in this respect and is well on its way to become the center of the publishing market.”

According to him, the fair will be the largest such event approved by the Arab Publishers’ Association held outside any Arab country.

The union has also been providing aid to underprivileged Arab students in Turkey for purchasing of books for the last three years, Kisakurek added.

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