Highlights from President Erdoğan’s statements:
Many stars were lost from the academy and our art community both in 2020 and in January 2021. We lost the lady Filiz Çağman, one of the former directors of Topkapı Palace.
I wish God’s mercy to all those who lost their lives in arts and culture.
We live in a country that has been at the crossroads of civilizations throughout history. We have places that have been the cradle of civilizations all over our country from Ürgüp to Hasankeyf.
Unfortunately, the value of our works that reflect the glory of our civilization has not been known for many years. We also had serious difficulties in protecting our culture properly.