The World Is Speaking Turkish!

The International Language and Culture Festival is bringing students from around the world together in Turkish.

Bringing together Turkish-speaking students from across a broad region stretching from Senegal to Germany and from Mongolia to Bosnia, the Festival is taking place this year May 24 to June 16, again with Turkish Airlines sponsorship. Two thousand student finalists from 140 countries on five continents are participating in the festival, based on the slogan “Toward Universal Peace”. The finalists will present an array of colorful events in categories such as song, poetry, folklore, theater and short film at the festival, which has been awarding students from different countries who speak good Turkish since 2003.  

The Festival Calendar
Culture Fest: May 24-26 - Izmir International Fairgrounds
Opening Ceremony: June 1 - Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadium
Sufi Concert: June 5 - Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome
Song Final: June 7 - Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome
Poetry Final: June 8 - Ankara Arena Sports Stadium
Closing Ceremony: 16 June - Ataturk Olympic Stadium