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Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan On the Line
2017-05-14
  • Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

    Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

    Hikmet Çetinkaya, Turkish painter and the work he painted on site in Taipei
  • Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

    Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

    Poppy painting of a fallen soldier by Hikmet Çetinkaya (Photo courtesy of Turkish Trade Office in Taipei)
  • Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

    Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

    Turkish Representative, Mr.Ismet Erikan, (first row second from left), Australian Rep, Ms.Catherine Raper (third from left), New Zealand Rep Ms.Moira Turley (fourth from left)
  • Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

    Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

    Poppy painting of a fallen soldier by Hikmet Çetinkaya (Photo courtesy of Turkish Trade Office in Taipei)
  • Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

    Oil Painting Exhibition-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan

    Poppy painting of a fallen soldier by Hikmet Çetinkaya (Photo courtesy of Turkish Trade Office in Taipei)

Hikmet Çetinkaya‘s Oil Painting Exhibition- Poppies of Remembrance-In Memory of the Fallen in Gallipoli opens in Taiwan to commemorate the soldiers killed in Gallipoli, Turkey. Volunteers from Australia and New Zealand provided help for the British-led army as the Allies tried to knock the German-allied Ottoman Empire out of the war in 1915. The Turks eventually drove the Allies off their land in a bloody war claiming the lives of 250,000 Turkish soldiers and more than 100,000 allied soldiers, mostly from Australia and New Zealand.

 

Ambassador Ismet Erikan, the Representative of the Turkish Trade Office in Taipei said Hikmet Çetinkaya is famous for poppy paintings and each poppy represents one fallen soldier. The exhibition in Taipei at Dr.Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall runs from May 5th to May 21st.

 

Turkish representative Ismet Erikan promotes cultural diplomacy in Taiwan

Turkish representative Ismet Erikan promotes cultural diplomacy in Taiwan

Turkish representative Ismet Erikan promotes cultural diplomacy in Taiwan

2016-10-16 01:00:00

Turkish representative, Ambassador Ismet Erikan has been actively promoting Turkey to Taiwanese. He said October is a Turkish month filled with many Turkish cultural activities. Ambassador Ismet Erikan said the launching of the direct flight between Taipei and Istanbul opens a window of opportunity for both Taiwanese and Turkish. He hopes the cargo flight will be filled with merchandise from Turkey to Taiwan one day.

 

Ambassador Ismet Erikan is a seasoned diplomat and he has been promoting cultural exchanges by helping Turkish artists hold exhibitions in Taiwan. He said cultural diplomacy touches the heart of the people and he vows to go to one university to lecture on Turkey in Taiwan. He even goes to elementary and middle schools to promote his country.

 

You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-r0NJ5XuUs

 

 

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Ismet Erikan encourages Taiwanese to visit Turkey

Ismet Erikan encourages Taiwanese to visit Turkey

Ismet Erikan encourages Taiwanese to visit Turkey

2016-10-09 01:00:00

Turkish representative Ambassador Ismet Erikan said Turkey is just as safe as any other major countries in Europe despite the fact Turkey is still placed under the state of emergency citing that the state of emergency applies more to the government rather than to the public. He said any Taiwanese whom he met that has been to Turkey after the attempted military coup said Turkey is a safe travel destination.

 

The Turkish representative said Taiwanese can apply the Turkish visa on line without having to pay any fee. He jokingly added that one day at a seminar when he mentioned the whole process could be completed within three minutes, a Taiwanese lady corrected him by saying it took her only two minutes.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-r0NJ5XuUs

 

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Prof.Dana Arieli, Israeli photographer and historian hopes to capture Taiwan through the lens

Prof.Dana Arieli, Israeli photographer and historian hopes to capture Taiwan through the lens

Prof.Dana Arieli, Israeli photographer and historian hopes to capture Taiwan through the lens

2016-10-02 01:00:00

The exhibition of Country Focus at Taiwan Designers’ Week 2016 houses a collection of 42 works from Israel in collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology. Professor Dana Arieli, a professor at H.I.T Holon Institute of Technology is in Taiwan to attend the event. She was Dean of Design Faculty at H.I.T Holon Institute of Technology between 2004-2012 and once served as the head of History and Theory Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Her research deals with interrelations between Art and Politics in both totalitarian and democratic systems. She said when there is an oppression, there is no autonomy in art. She has published a few books and one of them is The Nazi Phantom: A Journey after the Third Reich

 

For more information on High Contrast at Taiwan Designers’ Week 2016.

http://www.highcontrast-hit.com/ 

Fore more about Prof.Dana Arieli,

http://danaarieli.com/

 

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RTI Interviews DPP Legislator Liu Shyh-Fang

RTI Interviews DPP Legislator Liu Shyh-Fang

RTI Interviews DPP Legislator Liu Shyh-Fang

2016-09-25 01:00:00

DPP Legislator Liu Shyh-Fang said as part of the New Southbound Policy, the government of Taiwan has recently relaxed visa requirements for Southeast Asian tourists, in August, citizens of Thailand and Brunei were granted visa-free entry to Taiwan and in September, visa requirements for nationals of Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos have been relaxed. Similar visa relaxation has been previously granted to passport holders of Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and India.

 

DPP Legislator Liu Shyh-Fang said that with the decrease in the number of mainland Chinese tourists, maybe it is a good time for the travel agencies and tour bus operators to switch their target customers to tourists from Southeast Asia now, adding that she understands the challenges ahead with the lack of tour guides who speak languages of Southeast Asian countries. She said she will also listen to different opinions and concerns voiced by the travel agencies and tour bus operators to help solve the problems together.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBhOYL68cg0

 

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