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Muhammed Mustafa Sıbai

As a participant on both first and second Istanbul Fellowship Programs, I think this program is an important result of relations between Arab Publishers Association and Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licensing Society.

Even though being the first fellowship program, we saw that it brings very successful results. Last year fellowship program had great outcomes on introducing Turkish publishing in Arab countries and translations from Turkish to Arabic. I think fellowship programs became an important bridge between civilizations, Arab culture and Turkish culture. Therefore, cultural and literature translations between languages are the most important results of cultural transfer and I think this will take more important role in the future. I strongly believe in the importance of continuing this relations day by day and also believe that especially on Turkish side, Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licensing Society-led efforts and workings will bring some huge impacts soon.