'Time in Turkey' exhibition opens in Berlin
An exhibition featuring some 100 photos shot in Turkey by 25 world-class photojournalists has been opened to visitors in Berlin, marking the sixth overseas destination the collection of photos has traveled to over the past two years. Located in three spots in the German capital, the "Time in Turkey" exhibition will stay open until Tuesday at the STATION Berlin center in Kreuzberg district, till June 25 at the famous Alexanderplatz Square and till August 13 at the Park Inn Berlin hotel. The opening ceremony for the exhibition was held at STATION Berlin on June 13 with the participation of Turkey's ambassador to Germany, Huseyin Avni Karslioglu, and Franz Schulz, the mayor of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg borough, as well as two of the 25 contributing photojournalists, Christopher Morris and George Georgiou. Speaking at the ceremony, Karslioglu said, "this exhibition opens a window for us to the lives and lifestyles of other people and the situation in their country." There is a particular photo in the exhibition where Karslioglu was photographed by Morris with President Abdullah Gül in the yard of the presidential mansion in Istanbul's Tarabya neighborhood. Karslioglu was Gul's private secretary and principal clerk for four years before he was dispatched to his current post in Berlin. Schulz highlighted the significance of having an updated collection of photos from Turkey exhibited in Germany. The "Time in Turkey" photos have been taken and shared both in and outside of Turkey as part of a series of initiatives the Zaman daily ran in celebration of its 25th anniversary in 2011. The newspaper, which went from having a 4,000 daily print circulation in its first year (1986) to more than 1 million, according to the latest available circulation data, is the leader in its market by far. Its exhibition has already been opened in Athens, Thessaloniki, London, Vienna and Brussels.