More than 60 publishers opened stands at the fair, in which the countries of the region, especially Turkey, took part.
At the fair, Turkey will be promoted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in cooperation with the Turkish Cultural Center of the Yunus Emre Institute.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA) at the fair at Boris Trajkovski Arena in Skopje, Ali Odabaş, General Manager for Libraries and Publications of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, said that they attended the fair to explore Turkish culture and to promote literature and to develop opportunities for cooperation in the publishing sector.
When the Ministry and the General Directorate attended the Skopje Book Fair for the first time, Odabaş said, “We are very happy about that, we do not feel in a foreign place, we feel like in Istanbul, like we are in Bursa, like we are in any city in Turkey, we are in an environment where we feel at home.” he said.
Odabaş explained that the prestigious publications of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Turkish literary works published in foreign languages with the support of the TEDA project and about 500 works of recent publications will be exhibited at the fair, Odabaş said: “Within the Within the framework of TEDA project, which provides financial support for the translation and publication of works of Turkish literature in foreign languages, has so far funded 33 works in 60 languages in 85 countries. He pointed out that 1,495 works were supported.
The fair, organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of North Macedonia, will welcome book lovers until May 9th
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