Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he will inaugurate the 36-story Turkevi Center in New York on Monday
Erdogan will be in the US on Sunday as part of his visit to attend the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.
“We will open the 35-story Turkevi Center in New York on Monday, right across the UN [Headquarters],” he said at his Justice and Development Party (AK) Party’s provincial advisory meeting.
The building, which uses traditional Turkish architectural motifs, especially from the Seljuk Empire, rises to the sky in the shape of a tulip and can be seen from downtown Manhattan, the East River, and Long Island.
The building was designed as a symbolic skyscraper that will add to the skyline of New York, one of the world’s most iconic cities, and reflect Turkish culture, history, and diversity.
*Writing by Seda Sevencan
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