AN ESKIŞEHIR NATIVE HIMSELF, YUNUS EMRE COULDN’T HAVE PUT IT BETTER: “ COME, LET’S GET ACQUAINTED/LET’S MAKE THE JOB EASIER/LET US LOVE AND BE LOVED/THE WORLD BELONGS TO NO ONE IN THE END.” ESKIŞEHIR TOOK UP THE RALLYING CRY AND STARTED COMING TOGETHER WITH THE TURKISH WORLD, REGION BY REGION.
Cultural Capital of the Turkish World in 2013, Eskişehir has staged a series of events that bring together the cultures of the Kazakhs, Turkmens, Kyrgyz, Üzbeks, Tuva Turks, Tatars, Bashkurds, Gaguaz, and Anatolian and Balkan Turks, as well as many more. All the colors of Anatolia as well as universal values such as love, tolerance and mutual respect are highlighted in the events. As we approach year’s end, the Eskişehir concerts, festivals, lectures and film screenings continue with no letup. If you hurry you can still catch some of them.
TAKING CULTURE INTO THE FUTURE
The aim of the Capital of Culture of the Turkish World initiative is to establish friendly relations with the Turkic-speaking peoples and nations and to develop, preserve and pass along to future generations their common culture, language, history, art, customs and traditions and render them lasting.