Putting forward his interest and support in cultural events in every platform, Egemen Bagis attended an event in Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall, organized by the Greater Istanbul Municipality Cultural and Social Affairs Directorate.
Poems read by Ayse Egesoy on the 34th death remembrance of Asik Veysel, caused sentimental moments in the audience. Greater Istanbul Mayor Dr. Kadir Topbas and Istanbul Assistant Governor Mustafa Altintas, along with Egemen Bagis and invitees had the pleasure of listening to Asik Veysel from the voice of his grand daughter Cigdem Ozer.
Making a speech at the event, Bagis noted that like every other Turk, he grew up with the poems of Asik Veysel and that his poetry left deep marks within. Bagis also noted that Asik Veysel's peace, compromise and tolerance philosophy is being used by the AK Party government to govern the country.