The cultural economy was discussed at the traditional meeting of the sahur



ISTANBUL (AA) – Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ahmet Misbah Demircan and Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Hasan Büyükdede met with industrialists under the sahur program.

Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) Board Member Kemal Akar and ISO Assembly Vice-President Serdar Urfalılar held the traditional ISO Assembly Vice-President suhoor meeting for the 11th time. the Assembly of Industry (ISO), which has been going on for years.

Speaking at the sahur meeting moderated by Economic Journalists Association Chairman Celal Toprak, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Ahmet Misbah Demircan said, “What is culture? Stating that everyone can give a different answer to the question, “In a recent survey, 50% of participants couldn’t answer this question, while the other half answered ‘music’. You couldn’t no longer describe the innovation.” used the sentences.

Emphasizing that manufacturers are still expected to manufacture high value-added products, Demircan continues:

“That expectation continues by first writing this, then painting it and then producing its prototype. It is actually a culture in itself. If these steps are not present, it is not possible to produce the original. While sport is for health purposes, music is simply listened to. In culture and artistic life. If you try to understand that music and theater is something to have a good time with, if you don’t look at life from here and internalize it in our lives, you don’t understand culture and art.”

Demircan said, “I would like to say that is a misconception. The process from thought to technical drawing, from the art of production to intellectual processes is in fact included in the cultural economy. In terms of contributing to the cultural economy,” Demircan said, “If you want to produce extraordinary products, the most important area where children can be led is education. If you leave a void in that area, it will be very difficult for you to make a leap as a country”. he said.

Demircan recalled that 20 years ago it was the “destroy historic places” approach and said:

“Now the logic has changed. There are two types of tourism in our country. Antalya gets a 40% share of sea, sand and sun tourism, and Istanbul takes a 40% share of cultural tourism. people come to our country to taste our local dishes, take photos and visit historical places as part of cultural tourism. Istanbul” “We have castles, ancient cities and mounds in our cities outside of Turkey. We actually offer a culture to tourists. Let’s not forget that we exist as long as we exist with our own culture. There is no other opportunity than this. Therefore, please do not don’t see opportunities in the culture industry as theater tickets.

“The business world must improve on the cultural economy”

Hasan Büyükdede, Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology, spoke about how the past and the future can be transferred to each other, saying, “For example, we will build industrial facilities , but what traces are we going to transfer here to this system. The same is true in the field of governance. Can we set up a system of governance other than the classic administrations? Because the past affects our actions a lot. his appreciation.

ICI President Erdal Bahçıvan also said that they put cultural economy on the agenda of the sahur program where different ideas were discussed and said, “This is one of the issues the most important ones that we need to grow as a business world. We need to create new ideas especially for Istanbul’s cultural economy. This meeting gives us that opportunity.” used the sentences.

ITO President Şekip Avdagiç said that the Anatolian part and the European part of Istanbul have a very high rating in terms of culture.

Avdagiç said: “The invisible faces of Istanbul have started to emerge. We think we will come to a better point in a very short time. However, I think we have overlooked the issue of the cultural economy. As a business world, we should allocate some of our capacity to Istanbul’s cultural economy.” he said.

Tahsin Öztiryaki, chairman of İDDMİB, also said that they represent Turkey at fairs with exporters during the epidemic period and keep the pulse of the world.








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