Turkey, Hungary ink cultural center deal

Hungary and Turkey have agreed to open a cultural center in Istanbul, after the Turkish Yunus Emre Cultural Center opened in Budapest in September.

Turkey, Hungary ink cultural center deal

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey and Hungary signed on Friday an agreement on cultural centers in order to enhance relations between the two countries.

The deal was inked by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag and his Hungarian counterpart Tibor Navracsics at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

"This [agreement] is very important for the relations between Turkey and Hungary. I hope it will be good for both countries," Bozdag told press members.

Hungary's Navracsics added, "I hope the friendship between our countries will not merely remain as part of history, this agreement will take this friendship towards the future."

"A Turkish cultural center has opened in Budapest. In a short period of time, a Hungarian culture center will also open here in Turkey," he noted without providing details about timing.

Turkey's Yunus Emre Cultural Center opened in Hungarian capital Budapest in September, and the two countries share a long-standing common history.

Hungary's accession to NATO and the EU has brought a multilateral dimension to relations between Turkey and Hungary, deepening relations between them.

Hungarian aspiration to become a NATO member has been strongly supported by Turkey, while Hungary- an EU member since May 2004- likewise supports Turkey’s EU membership.

Last Mod: 15 Kasım 2013, 15:59
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