News ID: 109902
Publish Date : 07 December 2022 - 22:23

Iranian, Turkish Publishers, Cultural Officials Meet

TEHRAN (IBNA) - - At a meeting on the sidelines of the 39th Istanbul Book Fair, Ali Ramezani, CEO ‎of Iran’s Book and Literature House met Burak Kivrak, head of the fair to discuss various ‎issues with him.‎
The meeting was also attended by a number of Turkish publishers and Iranian cultural officials.
Kivrak said in this session: “The covid-19 pandemic caused a difficult condition for Turkish publishers and we didn’t expect such a massive welcome of this year’s fair. During the pandemic international section of this edition of the event was not that much successful in gaining the attention of the publishers.”
“Several publishers from various countries said that they are interested to attend the fair but due to different reasons they couldn’t make it. Some organizations and institutes cooperated with us to hold almost 300 cultural events,” he said.
Referring to Tehran International Book Fair, the head of the 39th Istanbul Book Fair admired the main Iranian book event and stressed that Turkey he will surely attend the next edition s of TIBF.
Following the session, Ramezani gave details about the Grant and TOP plans of Iran’s Culture Ministry aimed to promote the translation and publication of Persian books into other languages.
Iran’s Book and Literature House has presented over 275 titles of books on a variety of subjects such as Persian classical and contemporary literature, children and young adult literature, art, academic books, Iranian studies, sacred defense, religion and so on in this edition of the Istanbul Book Fair.
Established 38 years ago and is the largest event in the Turkish book industry with no significant competitors. With almost half a million visitors, it is the fair with the most access to readers in Europe. Hundreds of events and book signings make the fair one of the foremost cultural activities in the city. The fair is held in association with the Turkish Publishers Association.