|14th International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) took the stage in Brazil's Sao Paulo.|
The two-day event took place at Ibirapuera Auditorium and was attended by Rio de Janeiro Education Minister Antonio Neto, Sao Paulo's parliament speaker Fernando Capez and many other guests.
The Cihan news agency reported that the event captured the attention of many Brazilians and the seats of the venue were full two hours before the start of the show, leading to some guests who could not find a seat having to leave.
Mustafa Göktepe, president of the Centro Cultural Brasil-Turquia (CCBT), said they were delighted to perform in Brazil in his opening speech.
The event was hosted by Brazilian TV star Zeca Camargo and actress Marina Person.
The traditional ending song “Yeni Bir Dünya (A New World)” was also sang in Portuguese.
Capez said in his speech that the organization of the event was perfect, and continued, “ I see it as a great enterprise to bring together children who do not have any evil inside of them and represent purity, together for world peace.”
The IFLC is the new brand name of what used to be known as the International Turkish Language Olympiads.
Published on Today's Zaman, 1 March 2016, Tuesday