KYIV (QHA) -

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ukraine has always been quite active. According to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic in Kiev Yonet Gian Tezel, today the relations between Ukraine and Turkey are experiencing a period of significant growth, a QHA correspondent reports.

A number of meetings already held by the Turkish and Ukrainian politicians can evidence the statement. The basis for the further in-depth development of Turkish-Ukrainian relations will be formed due to the future dialogues and working visits at a high level in the fields of politics, trade and economy.

Last week, supported by the Embassy as well, a Turkish children's club called "Üç elma" ["Three apples" - Ed.] was opened in Kyiv for the younger representatives of Turkish Diaspora. Turkish citizens living in Ukraine initiated the creation of a space where children would have an opportunity to get acquainted with Turkish culture and not forget their native language. And the Embassy in turn, according to Mr. Tezel, has temporarily provided a room for classes in the diplomatic department building. Soon, another permanent place will be found.

Perhaps the most joyful news for both Ukraine and Turkey are the plans to open another new cultural center.

“In the near future we plan to open a Turkish Culture Center named after Yunus Emre. It will provide an opportunity to present Turkish culture better and to give Turkish language lessons to those who wish. Ukraine is really interested in this,” Mr. Tezel said.

Yunus Emre Foundation began to open Turkish cultural centers in 2009. As of today, the centers function in 42 countries.

QHA