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Citizen journalism: Indonesian Cultural Day in Istanbul

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, December 27 2012   /  11:50 am

The Indonesian Students Association (PPI) in Istanbul held a cultural day to introduce Indonesia to its hosts. Supported by the Indonesian Consulate General in the city, the event was organized at Istanbul Technical University.

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) in Istanbul such as Mozaik and Dimes also supported the event.

The Indonesian Cultural Day was held on Dec. 22, started at 2:30 p.m. and finished at 4:30 p.m.

Many visitors from Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Nigeria, Germany, Malaysia, Turkey and Indonesia itself attended the event.

Most of the visitors knew a little bit of information about Indonesia, but there were also a few who could speak Indonesian among the visitors from Turkey and Africa.

The event was prepared by a committee. At the entrance the visitors were served traditional dishes, such as noodles, martabak (pancakes) and ...