Baku, August 2, AZERTAC
As was earlier was reported, the first Istanbul Arabic Book Fair, organized by Gulf Turk Fair Services, opened at the Istanbul Fair Center.
The Book Fair wrapped up on July 31. Throughout the fair, the stalls erected by various institutions intended to promote Turkey and Istanbul as well as entertainment for children. The Fair, which hosted autograph sessions, calligraphy, marbling exhibitions and more than 200 publishing houses from 15 different Arab countries.
The fair stands for many firsts for publications in Arabic and their presentation in Turkey. As stated at the Fair, Istanbul was always considered the cultural capital of the Islamic world and the city seems to re-assume its identity. The city as earlier has an important place in Islamic civilization and Islamic sciences.