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NEWS Istanbul Buyukcekmece Culture & Art Festival

4 Aug 2017

Büyükçekmece is one of the prominent neighborhoods in Istanbul next to the sea of Marmara and also a well-known summer resort. The Municipality here has succeeded to start and organize this festival for the last 18 consecutive years not to forget it has managed to promote it on an international scale as well. This year the 18th International Büyükçekmece Culture and Arts Festival is taking place between July 28 and August 5 in the neighborhood and feature art and more from 64 countries.

In the festival the audience will be able to watch artists from a very wide range of age groups who will stage their performances and work to include international puppet festival, gramophone record exhibition, traditional handicraft, photography contest exhibition, folklore contests, sculpture symposium, children’s handicraft and ceramic academy and Turkish culinary exhibitions.

The festival will also host some celebrities and musicians such as Iskender Paydaş (musician/composer), Suat Suna (song writer/singer), Bengi (singer), Mor ve Ötesi (a Turkish rock group), will be Koray Avcı (singer) and Della Miles, an American artist who has worked as a vocal for world famous artists such as Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.

Dr. Hasan AKGÜN, the Mayor of Büyükçekmece Municipality has certainly put a lot of effort into this happening to make it a success on the international arena as well. It seems that in the coming years this festival will be a major event to contribute to promotion of Turkey in the world.

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