TURKEY

President Erdoğan commemorates World Theatre Day

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a message on Tuesday commemorating World Theatre Day.

''An artistic perspective toward love, respect and truth on the basis of universal values is an effective tool of education for our children, youth as well as the whole community," Erdoğan said in a statement.

Praising the role of theatres in developing societies, Erdoğan vowed to continue efforts to enrich and protect Turkey's artistic and cultural heritage and transfer them to the next generations.

Erdoğan also said that the importance a country attaches to its artists is a benchmark of its advancement.

Since 1962 World Theatre Day has been celebrated by theater professionals, organizations, universities and fans all over the world on March 27.

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