2010 culture capitals to come together

The Turkey Research Center (TAM) and Turkish-German Culture Council (DTK) are rolling up their sleeves to support a cultural exchange and cooperation between Germany's Ruhr Basin and Istanbul, which has been declared Europe's Culture Capital in 2010.

The RUHRISTANBUL project, which will kick off in July 2008, will take Istanbul to Germany as well as bringing the Ruhr Basin to Turkey. Created by the TAM Foundation and DTK with the participation of a large number of organizations of civil society, the RUHRISTANBUL initiative aims to strengthen communications and cultural exchange between societies through exhibitions, festivals and meetings between the two countries starting from this summer.