Turkish voluntary aid and support during the Korean War has left a lifelong impression of the Turkish people in Korea, symbolically shown with a raised Turkish flag by the audience during the Turkey-Korea game in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs has invited Turkey, along with 4 other Turkic nations of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, to celebrate cultural ties this November. Beginning on the 8th with an opening ceremony and joint performance organized by the 5 countries, the 6 day festival will be one spectacle you won’t want to miss. Performances by each country will take place at the National Museum of Korea, Theater Yong every night (Azerbaijan on the 9th, Kazakhstan on the 10th, Kyrgyzstan on the 11th, Trueky on the 12th, Turkmenistan on the 13th) while those of you interested in the visual arts and fashion might fancy the Photography Exhibition & Ethnic Dress Exhibition to be shown starting 2pm at the lobby of Theater Yong. On Friday the 11th, the Turkic Film Festival will begin at 9am and play 5 different films all day long. On Saturday the 12th, smaller events like Karagoz Shadow Play and Next Generation Joint Talks will take place. Visit their website for more details. The Turkic Culture Festival is sure to be a colorful ordeal reflecting the intensely beautiful culture of central Asia.