Governments should support culture development

2018-05-05 19:10

Attending Tehran International Book Fair, Turkish Ambassador to Iran Riza Hakan Tekin said that although books play a central role in cultural development, the governments should also support the process.

In reply to a question, about the way books can promote the cultural relations between Turkey and Iran, Hakan Tekin stated: “The role of books for achieving this goal is very obvious and influential; however, we officials should also take measures to strengthen such influence.” 

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Turkish ambassador to Iran said: “Although I have recently visited the book fair, it’s quite obvious that so many people are attending this event.”

The diplomat said that a number of Persian books such as ‘Masnavi’ by Molana Jalal al-Din Rumi are so popular and respected in Turkey.  

He pointed out that cultural ties between the two countries are significant, but I believe that in respect to the cultural similarities between the two nations, the ground is provided for even more cooperation in this field.

“We and Iran's Deputy Culture Minister Mr. Mohsen Javadi held a good meeting here and discussions were absolutely helpful, but I hope we would be able to implement the plans and as Turkish Ambassador to Iran, I will do my best to implement them,” Hakan Tekin stressed.

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