An opening ceremony of a park dedicated to Russian-Turkish friendship took place on Saturday, October 23, in the district of Muratpasa, Antalya.
Turizmin başkenti Antalya’mızın kalbi Muratpaşa’mızda Dünya edebiyatının ölümsüz ismi Lev Tolstoy’un büstünün de yer aldığı Türkiye-Rusya Dostluk Parkı’mızın açılışını yaptık. Muratpaşa’mıza hayırlı olsun.#LevTolstoy pic.twitter.com/U0n2om6pFt
— Antalya Muratpaşa Belediyesi (@MuratpasaBld) October 23, 2021
“We opened the Turkey-Russia Friendship Park, where the bust of Leo Tolstoy, the immortal name of world literature, is installed, in Muratpaşa, the heart of Antalya, the capital of tourism. Congratulations to our Muratpaşa,” is stated in the post of the Antalya Muratpaşa Belediyesi Twitter account.
As specified, Antalya is home to about 95,000 foreigners from 90 countries including around 20,000 Russians. That’s why it was important to pay tribute to the great culture of their country and make Turkey feel more like home to them.
It is reminded that the Leo Tolstoy bust was gifted to Muratpasa by the Russian Association of International Cooperation, the Turkish Friendship Association, and the Dialogue of Cultures – United World charity fund.