First lady Emine Erdoğan on Friday expressed her help for UNESCO’s choice to mark Nov. 18 because the International Day of Islamic Art.
“I welcome UNESCO’s announcement of November 18 as International Day of Islamic Art,” Erdoğan wrote on Twitter, sharing a painted picture of the Arabic letter waw.
“I consider that the class of the Islamic civilization within the area of artwork will revive the refinement that we’ve misplaced on the earth we stay in,” she mentioned.
Emphasizing Turkey’s traditionally vital place within the area, she added, “I feel that the International Day of Islamic Art is a vital alternative to introduce this prestigious artwork to the world.”
Established in 2019, the International Day of Islamic Art goals to lift consciousness of previous and up to date creative expressions of Islam and the contribution of tradition by Islamic artwork to civilization, in line with UNESCO.
Celebrating the day “encourages the appreciation of Islamic artwork … contributes to cultural range, freedom of expression, safety of cultural heritage … (and) can also be a strategy to foster tolerance between peoples,” reads a press release on the group’s web site.