A four-day festival celebrating Turkish culture will kick off at Qatar’s Katara Cultural Village on Wednesday, April 9.
Features include a food court with Turkish fare, games for children, a storyteller, ballet and folk dance performances and concerts.
The festival will open on Wednesday with an air show from Solo Turk, an aerobatics display team that is part of the Turkish Air Force. Starting at 4pm, the group will perform daring maneuvers with F-16 fighter aircraft, leaving trails of white smoke in their wake.
The first Turkish cultural festival here comes amid deepening business ties between the Qatar and Turkey.
This week for example, Turkey’s ambassador to Doha said Qatar will invest $12 billion in Turkey’s Afsin-Elbistan coal-fired power plant project. And last month, Qatar announced that its Coast Guard Service planned to buy 17 patrol boats from Turkish firm Ares Shipyard for QR200 million ($54.92 million).
Ambassador Ahmet Demirok has also previously said that a Turkish cultural center and a school in Qatar are in the works.
Events for the upcoming Turkish festival start at 4pm, and run from Wednesday to Saturday. Here’s the full program:
For more information, see the Turkish embassy’s Facebook page here.
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