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China, Turkey co-host Islamic culture expo

09-14-2013 18:54 BJT

Over now to the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China, for the 2013 China-Turkey Islamic Culture expo. Co-hosted by both countries, the event intends to bring the Islamic culture of Turkey to the Chinese people.

Hundreds flock to the opening day of the 2013 China-Turkey Islamic Cultural Expo. The event showcases a variety of Turkish culture for curious visitors.

Rare items from both countries are on display, including calligraphy works from the Ottoman Empire of the 15th century, a Holy Quran and more.

And several artists are on site to demonstrate. This calligrapher displays the beauty of this ancient art. Attracting the most attention is the ancient Turkish art of Ebru, also known as paper marbling. Using water and pigment, the artists creates a stunning piece of art.

A Turkish artist shows Arabian calligraphy at the 2013 China-Turkey Islamic cultural exhibition at the Ningxia provincial museum, Yinchuan, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Sept. 14, 2013. The week-long exhibition kicked off here on Sept. 13. (Xinhua/Li Ran)

Mohammed Kormaz, Turkish Minister of Religious Affairs, said, " Art and culture are like bridges connecting the two peoples. Last year’s event in Istanbul has left an indelible impression on our Turkish people, as we got to know the richness and diversity of Chinese culture. I hope Chinese people can also learn more about our culture through this exhibition. "

Quran chanting, a symposium on China-Turkey Islamic exchanges, as well as Islamic singing and dancing will also be featured at the 6-day expo, part of the Year of Turkish Culture in China.

A Turkish artist shows Arabian calligraphy at the 2013 China-Turkey Islamic cultural exhibition at the Ningxia provincial museum, Yinchuan, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Sept. 14, 2013. The week-long exhibition kicked off here on Sept. 13. (Xinhua/Li Ran)

People visit the 2013 China-Turkey Islamic cultural exhibition at the Ningxia provincial museum, Yinchuan, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Sept. 14, 2013. The week-long exhibition kicked off here on Sept. 13. (Xinhua/Li Ran)

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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