Iran and Turkey share common cultural values

Publish Date : Saturday 4 November 2017 - 13:43
IBNA– The Conference of Women’s Status in Contemporary Iranian Literature was held Wednesday at Yildirim Beyazit University of Ankara, where it was stated that Iran and Turkey share common cultural values.
According to IBNA correspondent, the Chairman of the Council for Conference of Women’s Status in Contemporary Iranian Literature, Musa Kazim Arican (PhD), spoke at the conference and said: “Iran and Turkey consider their cultural cooperation as a value, and we are benefitted from women’s intellectual contribution to the society, culture, art and literature, and whence we begin our closeness.”
Following the ceremony, deputy director of the International Relations Department of Tehran’s Book City, Ali Asghar Mohammad Khani, said: “The two countries of Iran and Turkey have common customs, traditions and culture which they have shared during their long-lasting relations with each other.”
“Regarding the fact that today’s communication means are greater than they were in the past, it is a pity that we are less informed of literature nowadays and we are not aware of the two countries changes of the last 30 years. What we have is conveyed to us through non-Turkish languages and the Western media,” he added.
 “It is our duty to introduce the literature of the two countries more and follow the changes in contemporary poetry, novels, children and young adults’ literature, satire and cultural changes. We should also pay attention to the role of women. There is only one woman’s name in the Turkish literature that is known in Iran, that is Elif Şafak, and the rest are not known there at all,” Mohammad Khani suggested.
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