Turk­ish Em­bassy cel­e­brates na­tional day

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - EMBASSY -

A cer­e­mony to honor the 95th an­niver­sary of the procla­ma­tion of the Repub­lic of Turkey was held at Kerry Ho­tel in Bei­jing on Oc­to­ber 29. The event, cou­pled with a mu­sic per­for­mance and buf­fet, at­tracted hordes of diplo­mats, me­dia groups, en­trepreneurs and stu­dents. Dur­ing the event, Emin Onen, Turk­ish Am­bas­sador to China, de­liv­ered a speech in which he said that Turkey and China used to be the west gate and east gate of the an­cient Silk Road, and now the Belt and Road ini­tia­tive linked the two coun­tries once again. Onen also noted that this year, the Turk­ish Em­bassy has or­ga­nized di­verse cul­tural events in China to pro­mote Turk­ish tourism. In the first eight months of this year, the num­ber of Chi­nese tourists to Turkey has in­creased by 88 per­cent com­pared with the same pe­riod last year. Zhang Jun, as­sis­tant min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs, also at­tended the event.

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