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28 October 2020, 09:41

Belarus' corner to be set up in historic center of Ankara

MINSK, 27 October (BelTA) – Belarus' corner will be set up in the historic center of the Turkish capital, in Ankara Citadel, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in Turkey.

Belarusian Ambassador to Turkey Viktor Rybak met with the founder of the Hamamarkası Cultural Foundation Erol Uruglu, who visited Minsk in March 2019 to get familiar with the Belarusian school of contemporary fine art.

Erol Uruglu told the ambassador about the preparations to open the cultural center in Ankara Citadel. Two rooms in this cultural center will be thematically dedicated to Belarus. It will display paintings by Belarusian artists, which are in the possession of the Turkish foundation, and the exhibits featuring Belarusian symbols: costumes, traditional souvenirs and promotion products.

The diplomatic mission noted that together with Erol Uruglu the embassy put up an exhibition of works by representatives of the Belarusian National Center for Contemporary Arts in Ankara in April-August 2019.

Most of the buildings of the citadel, where the cultural center will be located, are protected by UNESCO. The citadel houses the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with exhibitions dedicated to the Hittites, the ancient Byzantines and the Ottoman Empire, and also a 12th century mosque.

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