Guest of Honor – Turkey

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Turkey, the Guest of Honor in 2017 Seoul International Book Fair, presents various cultural events, lectures and seminars for publishing experts in Korea in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Korea and Turkey’s diplomatic relation. Turkey aims to take a closer approach to Korean readers through events presenting their writers including Mario Levi’s public reading of Istanbul Was a Fairy Tale and an interview with Melike Gunyuz, a children’s writer, and also through art performances including “Karagöz,” the traditional shadow play, and “Ebru,” the traditional marbling art. Moreover, the Roundtable for Korea-Turkey Publication Cooperation with publishing experts of literature, children’s literature and cartoon in Korea and Turkey is held to lay the groundwork for cooperation between the two countries in the domains of publication rights and cultural exchange through the 2017 Seoul International Book Fair.
Wednesday, 14 June
12:00~12:30
The Opening of Turkish National Stand / Mini Concert and Cocktail
- Location: D1, Hall A
12:30~13:00
Opening of Exhibition “Ankara School Exhibition of Brotherhood Saga”
- Location: D1, Hall A
15:00~16:00
Turkish Soldiers Fighting On and Behind the Frontlines In the Korean War
- Location: Event Hall 2
- Erhan Afyoncu, Coşkun Yılmaz, Muzaffer Albayrak, Necmettin Özçelik
Thursday, 15 June
11:00~12:00
Interviews on Children’s Literature
- Location: Event Hall 2
- Speaker: Melike Günyüz
14:00~15:00
Reading: Istanbul Bir Masaldi
- Location: Event Hall 2
- Speaker: Mario Levi
15:00~17:00
Round-table on Korea-Turkey Publishing opportunities
- Host: Korean Publishers Association, Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
- Location: Conference Room #300, 3F., COEX
- Speakers: Münir Üstün, Kenan Kocatürk, Melike Günyüz, Ahmet Kot
Friday, 16 June
13:00~14:00
Karagöz
- Location: D1, Hall A
- Suat Veral
16:00~17:00
Panel: Children’s Literature
- Location: Event Hall 2
- Speaker: Mevlâna İdris Zengin
Saturday, 17 June
11:00~12:00
Turkish coffee
- Location: Event Hall 2
- Speaker: Sabri Koz
16:00~17:00
Ottoman cuisine
- Location: Event Hall 2
- Speaker: Yunus Emre Akkor
Sunday, 18 June
13:00~14:00
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar
- Location: Event Hall 2
- Speakers: Abdullah Uçman