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Turkey assures inclusion of Bengali as one of its fellowship languages

A Bangladeshi publisher has urged the Turkish government to include Bengali as one of the languages for the Istanbul Fellowship grant programme.

At present, the Istanbul Fellowship Programme is being run in 68 different languages.

Mehedi Hasan, publisher of Omicon Publishing House made the urge at the inaugural event of International Istanbul Fellowship programme at a hotel and convention center in Istanbul of Turkey on 9 March.  

In response, the governor of Istanbul, Vasip Şahin, assured that they would consider Bengali as one of the languages of the Istanbul fellowship.

The 3rd Istanbul Fellowship Programme was inaugurated in Istanbul 9 March in presence of over 120 delegates from across the world. The Fellowship was initiated in 2016 by Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licensing Society (TBYM), the largest professional organization of publishers in Turkey and sponsored by The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Office of the Governor of Istanbul and Istanbul Development Agency.