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Qatar’s first Turkish festival to include air show, musical acts

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F-17 Solo Turk

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.

Expanding ties

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:

Turkish Festival Program

For more information, see the Turkish embassy’s Facebook page here.

Who’s going? Thoughts?

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MIMH
MIMH
7 years ago

I didn’t know they were able to fly fighter aircraft but I for one is looking forward to their shwarma experts showing their skills.

Ali
Ali
7 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Have you tried Beef Shawarma before? If not then you should try as it’s more tastier than Chicken Shawarma.

MIMH
MIMH
7 years ago
Reply to  Ali

I’m waiting for them to develop a prawn shawarma

Optimus
Optimus
7 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

I suggest that you visit them before making illiterate comments

MIMH
MIMH
7 years ago
Reply to  Optimus

Illiterate? I thought my command of written English was very good, maybe you have a different dictionary to me.

What’s wrong with a prawn shawarma anyway.

Rienz
Rienz
7 years ago

$12 billion investments and all you guys can think of is Beef, Chicken @ Prawn Shawarma? … there should be more variety :)’

Susanne Fornasier
Susanne Fornasier
7 years ago

In the article you say it starts Wednesday at 4pm. On the program it says Wednes 7:30pm.
Please clarify.

SokhnaFan2010
SokhnaFan2010
7 years ago

For those that have not directly enjoyed Turkey or it’s culture, it will definitely be worth a look and especially for those commentors that may not have seen a Turkish Air Force Pilot or Jet before, (although there are more than 700 in fact, with the 3rd Largest force in Nato). Make the Shawarma the last thing you taste, that you can get here on most street corners. Better try Gozleme, Borek, Lamacun or another of their wonderful dishes if they have them.

Guest
Guest
7 years ago
Reply to  SokhnaFan2010

i agree with you,this commentator your talking about , his comments usually drops to sarcasm, you know people come from different backgrounds and from different cultures , some are raised to be well mannered and know how to respect other countries and others as i you can see. anyway , definitely have to be there and watch it.

Optimus
Optimus
7 years ago

Look forward to enjoying Turkish aircraft mastery and delicious food, which is guaranteed to be tastier than other “great” types of food 🙂

peterfogarty
peterfogarty
7 years ago

Loved the festival. Well worth the visit.

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