Cultural and artistic potential will lead Istanbul into a new era

ISTANBUL Chamber of Industry (ICI) Deputy Chairman of the Assembly Serdar Urfalilar and ISO board member Kemal AkarWe are at the Sahur meeting hosted by.

In the invitation of the hosts, Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Hasan Buyukdede and Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ahmet Misbah Demircanannounced the agenda of the meeting, which was attended by:

moderator Celal Toprak‘from People of Urfa, Akar and Tahsin OztiryakiOne of the first promised names after the welcome speeches by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) Board Chairman. Sekib Avdagic it happened.

Avdagic, “Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture” He recalled that he was involved in the preparations:

Istanbul has not been able to get the necessary share from tourism, the economy created by its cultural assets.

Emphasizing that Istanbul is climbing one step at a time, he listed some examples of cultural property infrastructure:

The Naval Museum, Istanbul Museum of Paintings and Sculptures, Pera Museum and Istanbul Modern are some examples of the city’s great potential.

He reminded that Istanbul Shipyard will also come into play in the coming period:

The inner city is becoming more and more lively. With these works, our heritage potential is strengthened.

Then he added:

We miss the culture industry. As a business community, we need to focus more on this business.

Avdagic As I spoke, I entered the archive and found my article of July 28, 2019:

  • Istanbul to become center of culture and arts for 5 billion dollars…

Chairman of the Board of Contemporary Istanbul (CI) Ali Gureli, In our conversation at the time, he underlined the following point:

Istanbul Modern opened in 2004. In 2005, the Sakıp Sabancı Museum and the Pera Museum opened their doors. After that, Istanbul had a dormant period of 13 years in terms of investments in culture and arts infrastructure.

Then he drew attention to some projects covering a period of 2.5 years:

Especially with measures such as the reconstruction of the Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) and the move of Istanbul Modern to its new location, there is an opportunity that will inspire Istanbul in the field of culture and art.

He listed the examples:

  • Istanbul Municipality restored Tekfur Palace and turned it into a museum. It was very good. 5-6 more museums are on the IMM agenda. Vehbi Koç Foundation “Arter Dolapdere”It is the second most important contemporary art museum in Istanbul.

He added to the examples:

The Museum of Islamic Art in the complex of Büyük Çamlıca Mosque, Galataport, Istanbul Shipyard, Sadberk Hanım Museum will be located there in its new place…

He set out the following calculation and expectation:

An investment of 5 billion dollars will be realized in Istanbul within 2.5 years. These investments will transform Istanbul into a confident center of culture and arts. It will rise to the top 5 in the world.

While reading my July 28, 2019 article from the archives Shekib Avdagic, He ended his speech as follows:

Istanbul will herald a new era in culture and arts…

Ali Gureli‘s account and message in July 2019 AvdagicAs the words of ‘s Sahur meeting crossed, I thought:

Will Istanbul be ranked among the top 5 cities in the world for culture and arts?

‘What is culture?’ 50 percent of society say “no answer” to the question

ISO Deputy Speaker of the Assembly Serdar Urfalilar and ISO board member Kemal AkarI looked at the attendees of the Sahur meeting hosted by and was able to note the following names:

  • Erdal Bahçıvan, Murat Yalcintas, Yavuz Eroğlu, lütfullah Kayalar, Mustafa Çıkrıkçıoğlu, Mehmet Büyükekşi, Adnan Başdemir, Murat Kolbaşı, İsmet Yıldırım, Ayşegül Capan, Hamza Cebeci, Dursun Topçu, Murat Kalsin, Kenan Baytaş, Ahmet Öksüz, Hülya Gedik, Aslı Elif Tanuğur Samancı, Kenan Araci, Muharrem Sinan Kilic, Retired Semih, Dilek Oztiryaki from Urfa.

Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ahmet Misbah Demircan, He entered the word by sharing a poll result:

– “What do you mean by culture?” 50 percent of society “No Answer” says. The remaining 50 percent are overwhelming “Music” gives the answer.

He emphasized that culture and arts should not be approached in the same way as sport:

However, we see sport wrong. Out of sporting interest, we content ourselves with concentrating on the fans and the cup.

Considering that the guests were industrialists and representatives of the business community, he passed on the following message:

Every industrialist should have a designer, an artist to support.

demirkan, In response to a question, he shared the following information about TV series:

TV series made in Turkey are watched in 152 countries around the world.

Arzum Chairman of the Board Murat Kolbasi, Considering that he is a board member of the Turkish Coffee Culture and Research Association, DemirkanHe gave the following message:

Turkish coffee, UNESCO “Intangible Cultural Heritage” entered in the list. In 2015 we organized a Turkish coffee exhibition. We exhibited 700 objects, mainly consisting of coffee pots and cups. A Turkish coffee museum is to be opened in Istanbul.

Then he added:

We expect our Ministry of Culture and Tourism to adopt the theme of Turkish Coffee Museum.

Restaurants excluded from Turquality

TURKEY Former President of the Exporters Assembly (TIM) Mehmet Buyukeksi, referred to the latest regulation regarding the Turquality brand promotion program:

Opening a restaurant abroad was excluded from the scope of Turquality support. Supporting Turkish restaurants and cafes abroad is actually a topic that should be on the agenda of our Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Öztiryakiler Vice President of the Board of Directors Tahsin Oztiryaki intervened:

The Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) has taken a very important step and collaborated with the Michelin guide. The Michelin Guide rates the restaurants in Turkey. Some restaurants in our country can be included in the Michelin guide.

Then he added:

With the removal of overseas restaurants from the scope of Turquality support, TGA’s Michelin Guide move coincided with the same day. The question of supporting the opening of our country’s restaurant brands abroad should be reconsidered.

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