News Centre – TDO – Mexico’s Ambassador to Turkey Bernardo Cordova Tello has hosted a conference at the Ankara University’s Faculty of Languages, History and Geography on Mexico’s Cultural Heritage.
The conference was attended by Dr Çetin Akar, Head of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s European Union and Foreign Relations Office, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Languages, History and Geography Prof. Dr Necla Türkoğlu, Deputy Director of Ankara University’s Centre for Latin American Studies and Implementation Prof. Dr İsmail Özer, archaeological expert Sandra Riego Ruiz and many other guests.
In his speech, Ambassador Tello said: “There are many similarities between Mexico and Turkey. Foremost among them is that these countries take their identity from being a cradle of civilisations and a bridge between different cultures.
Holding a meeting that emphasises the historical and cultural wealth of the two nations as part of the events celebrating 90 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries throughout this year and until June 2019 is especially significant.
Culture is what gives us our identity. Our archaeological sites, colonial structure from between the 16th and the 18th century, traditions, food and modern architecture are an indicator of thousands of years of cultural and historical heritage and diversity in Mexico.”
Dr Çetin Akar said in his speech: “I am honoured to have Archaeologist Sandra Riego Ruiz with us today, on the occasion of celebrating 90 years of diplomatic ties between Turkey and Mexico. Our esteemed guests will give a conference on the Cultural Heritage of Mexico, which has been organised in cooperation by the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ankara University’s Latin America Studies Centre and the Mexican Embassy. I would like to thank Mr Ambassador for making this event possible.
On November 29th 2018, Ms Sandra Riego Ruiz gave the presentation she will deliver now on Mexico’s cultural heritage at the Izmir Museum. On December 3rd she will meet important figures in the world of Turkish archaeology at Topkapı Palace.