ABU DHABI, 25th May, 2023 (WAM) — The 32nd edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023 will host Turkiye as the guest of honour, with programmes, events and seminars that will discuss the cultural exchange between Turkiye and the Arab world.
Turkiye is participating through an official delegation comprising more than 60 writers, authors and publishers, 40 publishing houses, 30 cultural and professional programmes, music and cooking performances, and events on the history of Turkish literature.
The Turkish Dervishes Mevlevi Band will perform for the audience of the cultural event in Abu Dhabi, showcasing Turkish heritage while the Turkish pavilion will feature many prominent publishers and partners, including the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC).
Emrah Kisakürek, Spokesman for the Turkish Pavilion and Head of the Organisation Committee of the Istanbul Publishing Fellowship Programme, said that this year’s participation of Turkiye’s national pavilion, accompanied by 20 publishers from the ICOC and the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, aims to showcase Turkish culture, novels, poems, history and all types of literature, adding that this year, ten works translated from Turkish to Arabic will be presented by the pavilion.
Kisakürek highlighted the special relationships with Emirati publishers that span many years, stressing their interest and keenness, this year, to pay more attention to publishers from the UAE, in addition to supporting publishers to undertake new works and translations.
He also explained that this year, the Turkish pavilion would present a series of books on the central character of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, as well as Arab philosopher Ibn Khaldun, and a platform containing some of his original manuscripts, some of which have been translated from Arabic to English.
At the end of the exhibition, the audience will be presented with many works translated from English to Arabic, from Turkish to Arabic, and from Arabic to Turkish, he said in conclusion.