On 12 September 2013, together with the European Union, Turkey celebrates the 50th anniversary of its accession negotiations with Europe.
Since it is the desire of many male and female citizens to celebrate this historical event appropriately, the Board of Trustees for the Organization of the 50th Anniversary of European-Turkish Negotiations (Atmok) was assigned the task.
The Atmok is conscious of the very special significance of this anniversary and is already pleased to announce, on the threshold of the anniversary celebrations, that it is committed to developing a new and more active cultural role for Europe; within the framework of international willingness to enter into negotiations. For this purpose Atmok has, together with significant European institutions, developed a textile product that symbolizes the intercultural cooperation, which will be made accessible to all citizens:
In beautifully finished handcraft, selected motifs from European art history are printed on cut-to-size pieces of high-quality carpet by co-workers of the atmok. The carpet – a traditional symbol of oriental craftsmanship – merges with advanced occidental culture as a symbol of the integrative dialogue between the cultures and thereby illustrates the unifying force of 50 years of accession negotiations.
All citizens have the opportunity to purchase this extraordinary textile for the symbolic price of e 50, thereby making this anniversary celebration an unforgettable experience for all citizens in the European Union and Turkey. The celebration will take place in 2013.