Federal Minister Steinmeier: the way's now clear for the Tarabya Cultural Academy

03.07.2009 - Press release

Yesterday the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag unblocked spending on the planned Tarabya Cultural Academy in the grounds of the German Ambassador's residence in Istanbul.

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed the decision as follows:

“Paving the way for the Tarabya Cultural Academy has not been easy. In many respects we had to seek a new path. We now have a viable concept and in the Goethe-Institut the optimal partner. This decision means work on the planned Academy can go ahead very soon. I am confident that by the end of 2010 Tarabya will be a hive of activity and exchange with Istanbul's artistic and cultural scene.”

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