60,000 visitors participated in the Arab Book Fair in Istanbul, which concluded on Sunday.
The general coordinator of the exhibition, Mohamed Agir Akga, that the number of visitors since the opening, was 60 thousand visitors, describing that the number of visitors exceeded expectations.
Akga explained that the exhibition revealed a great demand for the Turks on books written (Arabic).
“The exhibition is a success for the Arab communities living in Turkey.
He attributed this to the polarization of those interested in the Arabic language of the Turks, and the elimination of the stereotype of the refugees, and to show their cultural, and creative world.
The exhibition was organized by the Association of Turkish Publishers, in cooperation with the International Association of Arab Book Publishers, and with the support of the Greater Istanbul Municipality.
The Anatolia Agency is also participating as an information partner at the exhibition in the Eurasia Center in YeniKapi, located on the European side of Istanbul.
Of the 200 publishers, 62 are from Egypt, 8 from Saudi Arabia, 4 from the UAE, 36 from Lebanon, 23 from Jordan and 17 from Syria, as well as 39 Arabic publishers based in Turkey, according to the organizers.
The Istanbul International Book Fair has become one of the largest and most important book fairs outside the Arab countries. It has achieved great profits and benefits for publishers thanks to the Arab community in Turkey exceeding 4 million.