Gala Evening Opens Hungarian-Turkish Cultural Season

  • 20 Dec 2023 7:48 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Gala Evening Opens Hungarian-Turkish Cultural Season
The joint Hungarian-Turkish cultural season opened with a gala evening at the Palace of Arts (Müpa) on Monday. The event was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Hungarian President Katalin Novák and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Government commissioner Péter Hoppál said Hungary and Türkiye’s friendship was rooted in the time before the two peoples’ conquests of their lands.

The year-long cultural season marking the centenary of the establishment of diplomatic ties will feature the finest of Turkish culture in Hungary, while Türkiye will get a taste of Hungarian culture during this time, he said.

Hungarian, Turkish Public Media Chiefs Sign Cooperation Pact

Hungarian and Turkish public media chief executives on Monday signed an agreement on cooperation and an exchange of content in connection with the joint Hungarian-Turkish cultural season, the press and marketing office of Hungary’s Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA) said.

The document was signed at the foreign ministry in Budapest by Dániel Papp, MTVA’s chief executive, and Mehmet Zahid Sobacı, head of Turkish state media service provider TRT.

MTVA and TRT agreed on closely cooperating on content in the interest of the “worthy celebration” of the year-long joint Hungarian-Turkish cultural season in honour of the centenary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The sides agreed to continuously update each other on the programmes and festivities organised in connection with the cultural season and to share with each other the programming they produce about it.

Under the agreement, next year the public media companies will each hold a day focusing on the other country, sharing the related programming.

The signatories were in agreement that the exchange of content enhanced cultural dialogue and strengthened ties between their peoples.

They underlined their intent to place special emphasis on historical, cultural and art assets when putting together their programmes.

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