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  • A Talk with Mayor Kadir Topbaş of Istanbul
    [Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 536]

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    Today, I met with Mayor Kadir Topbaş of Istanbul, who is currently visiting Korea, and discussed exchanges between our two cities, including next year’s event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the friendship between our cities.

    At this meeting with Mayor Kadir Topbaş, we also discussed establishing 2015, the 10th anniversary of the friendship between our cities, as the starting year for exchanges and cooperation between Seoul and Istanbul.

    With the promise to launch a practical exchange program for the enjoyment of the citizens of both Seoul and Istanbul, I hope that this will be a new turning point for cooperation and exchanges between our two cities. And we will also be holding the “Istanbul in Seoul 2014” event to give Seoul citizens the chance to enjoy the Istanbul culture.

    People can enjoy the essence of the culture of Istanbul, Turkey, which was the cradle of ancient civilization, at “Istanbul in Seoul 2014: Starting a New Journey.” The festival will be cohosted by Seoul and Istanbul, and will be held at Theater Yong, National Museum of Korea. It’s free of charge and open to all, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm on the 14th. Come one, come all!