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With over 250 publishers from 29 countries, the Istanbul International Arabic Book Fair will run until October 9, 2022.
There are more than 100 conferences, panels, literacy meetings, book signings, poetry recitals, concerts, exhibits, theater performances, and art workshops at the fair.
Muhammed Ağırakça, the exhibition coordinator, said: that borders are artificial and that people can cross them using cultural assets. Several non-Arab countries, including Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, will also participated.
“We want to create a cultural force against discrimination and racism. We want to send a message from Turkey to the world using this soft power. This is what we mean by our slogan ‘A World Without Borders.’ There are different colours here … Every colour exists in Istanbul,” he added.
This year’s seventh International Arabic Book Fair aims to attract 150,000 visitors and will meet the book needs of the Arab community in Istanbul, whether they’re tourists or immigrants.
Source: Daily Sabah