The 32nd edition of the Turkish Day Parade and Festival, an all-day event that promotes Turkey and its culture in New York, was celebrated with various activities outside the Brooklyn Municipal Building by hundreds of Turkish and American people on Thursday.
The festival was organized by the Federation of Turkish American Associations (TADF) and was attended by high-ranking individuals, such as Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputies Cengiz Yavilioğlu and Faruk Septioğlu, opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Namık Havutça, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputy Zühal Topçu, Consul General of Turkey in New York Levent Bilgen, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, New York State Senator Eric Adams, TADF President Ali Çınar, as well as many other visitors from both Turkey and the US.
The Brooklyn Municipal Building was adorned with Turkish flags and photos of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, for the festival.
The event started with a concert introducing Turkish music and continued with a performance by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) band, a concert by the Bursa Mehter group and a performance by the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality's folk dance group. Various Turkish dishes were served during the festival to the attendees.
Speaking at the festival, Markowitz said that the development path on which Turkey has embarked in recent years has captured the attention of the world and added that he and his staff have been watching the growth of the Turkish economy over the last 10 years with admiration.
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