ISTANBUL "OFFICIALLY"2010 CULTURE CAPITAL OF EUROPE
Istanbul is "officially" declared 2010 Culture Capital of Europe.
The Culture Ministers of the European Union who convened on November 13th, 2006 officially approved that Istanbul will be the Culture Capital of Europe in 2010.
Mr. Egemen Bagis, Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Istanbul 2010 Culture Capital of Europe Initiative, affirmed that they were expecting this result and the preparations had been continuing for months. He also underlined that with the official declaration the budgetary preparations will come to a conclusion.