President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened a classical Turkish arts event in Istanbul on Saturday.
Speaking at the opening ceremony in the historic Hagia Sophia museum, Erdogan said the Yeditepe Biennial is the first of its kind.
He said he believes that Yeditepe Biennial will play a very important role in promoting Turkish art, adding that there are nearly 3,000 works of art by 600 artists on display.
"I am also very happy to see that Yeditepe Biennial corrects a mistake which is made frequently in events like these," Erdogan said.
He said galleries and biennials are generally held indoors and this prevents them from reaching out to the masses. The biennial will be held in the historic peninsula of Fatih, with artworks displayed both indoors and outdoors.
Anadolu Agency is “Global Communication Partner” of the Yeditepe Biennial which will be held from March 31- May 15, 2018 in İstanbul.
The biennial is being held under the auspices of the Presidency of Turkey, in cooperation with the Fatih Municipality and Classical Turkish Arts Foundation and the support of key institutions of Turkey.
Yeditepe Biennial is the first biennial in the world in the field of classical Turkish arts and will take place in Istanbul for 45 days.