A number of Turkish artworks have been presented during a cultural exhibition held in Tehran’s Saba Art and Cultural Institute.
Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Umit Yardim, President of the Yunus Emre Cultural Institute Hayati Develi, and the Director of the Iranian National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Ahmad Mohit-Tabatabaei attended the opening ceremony of the festival.
The exhibition, titled Colors and Sounds, has presented various collections of miniatures, photos, illuminations, cartoons and stamps.
The showcased miniatures and illuminations were created by a group of artists on Ottoman adventurer Evliya Celebi (1611-1685).
The displayed Photos of Ashura is a collection of works by the Turkish artist Mustafa Dedeoglu.
The exhibition has also introduced a number of cartoons created by Hasan Aycin along with a collection of Iranian and Turkish stamps.
The visitors also enjoyed a Turkish movie Long Story (Uzun Hikaye) by director Osman Sinav at the event.
“Cultural relations are the best and most steady way to develop Iran and Turkey’s friendship,” said the President of the Yunus Emre Institute, Hayati Develi during the opening gala.
Organized by the Yunus Emre Turkish Institute in collaboration with Iran’s Saba Institute, the festival is programmed to run until June 2, 2014.
Iran had earlier held several cultural festivals and film weeks in some Turkish cities such as Izmir, Istanbul and Bursa that were warmly welcomed by Turkish audience.