2019 will be celebrated as “Year of Turkey” in Japan. This occasion will be a major breakthrough in relations between the two countries. Important artifacts from Topkapi Museum in Turkey will go to Tokyo and Kyoto for a special exhibition. Şerif Tosyalı, President of the Turkish-Japanese Business Council says “Turkish-Japanese joint investments to third countries on the agenda in coming years.”
Eurasia Tunnel, Golden Horn Bridge, third Bosphorus Bridge, Altınkaya Dam, Hasan Uğurlu Dam… Some of the major Japanese-financed investments in Turkey. Japan is a rapidly developing country who developed good relations with Turkey in recent years.
2019 will be a very active year for Japan. Country will host the G20 Summit and the emperor is changing. Due to this intense agenda, Turkey will also be represented at the highest level frequently.
Therefore, to develop cultural ties with Turkey, there will be a number of activities. One of them will be the mentioned exhibition of important works from Topkapı Museum. The exhibition will be presented to hundreds of thousands of Japanese people in Tokyo and Kyoto. The sponsor of the exhibition will be Nikkei Group. The opening of the exhibition, which is also supported by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is expected to be held during the G20 Summit.
Şerif Tosyalı says that negotiations are under way for a strategic partnership with Japan. After his visit to the country, he said that they stand on two main issues: “We explained that Turkey is a safe country. The other issue is joint investments in Africa. Turkish companies are able to act according to the market with their flexible structures. Both sides agree that it will be a very successful partnership.”