Approximately 16 million 24 thousand people attended the 9-day GastroANTEP Culture Road Festival, which was organized between 1-200 September in cooperation with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Appearing before music lovers in the evenings for 9 days; Fatma Turgut, Oğuzhan Koç, Derya Uluğ, Uğur Aslan, Sinan Akçıl, Ebru Yaşar, Alişan, Murat Dalkılıç and Merve Özbey gave unforgettable moments to the audience who filled the area with their popular songs.
In addition to the Festival Park Main Stage, the organization brings together music lovers with famous artists in different parts of the city, at Şahinbey Park Amphitheater, Şahinbey Congress and Art Center and Kalbi Antep Square Stages; Popular artists and music groups such as Aşk Masalı, İkilem, Züleyha ile Limitless Entertainment and Elif Buse Doğan took the stage.
In order to host more visitors in the festival area this year, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality prepared the Festivals Park in a short time and put it into service. In this area, citizens experienced unique tastes such as kebab and baklava, which have become the symbols of the city.
At the festival, Marc Pauquet from Belgium, Juanjo Lopez from Spain, Martina Puigvert Puigdevall from Portugal, Joao Oliveira, Joana Artieda, Franco Sultano from Italy, Floriano Pellegrino, Fabrizio Fiorani, Claudio Chinali, Alan Geaam from France, Fabrizio Fiorani, Jordan Ali Alghizzawi from and Joe Barza from Lebanon held workshops and creative cooking shows by reinterpreting Gaziantep products.
GastroANTEP stood out with its artistic programs
This year, within the scope of Culture Road events, GastroANTEP hosted concerts, exhibitions, theatre, film, opera and ballet screenings. The festival also included traditional handicrafts, photo marathons, digital works, mobile museums and library activities.
Prepared with artificial intelligence by Refik Anadol Rönesans Dreams Digital Exhibition opened its doors to visitors throughout the festival. Offering a unique and immersive experience Rönesans Dreams Exhibition has an important place in the world and art history. Rönesans With the works of his period, he offered visitors a different, new and poetic way to connect with modern possibilities.
Minister Ersoy and Mayor Şahin talked about the future of gastronomy with Chef Arda Türkmen
Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Fatma Şahin participated in the conversation with Chef Arda Türkmen on "The Future of Gastronomy and Determining New Trends" within the scope of the GastroANTEP Culture Road Festival.
Gaziantep Governor Kemal Çeber, AK Party TBMM Group Deputy Chairman Abdülhamit Gül and the provincial protocol were also present as the audience in the conversation moderated by Sözen Group CEO Gökmen Sözen, held at Festival Park Lezzet Street. The world of gastronomy, Gaziantep Cuisine, the future of gastronomy, sustainability and promotion. Topics such as these were mentioned.
The power of women was discussed under the moderation of President Şahin
Within the scope of the festival, the Power of Women in Culture, Art and Gastronomy Panel was held under the moderation of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Fatma Şahin.
Pek Food Founding Partner Dila Konukoğlu, Empati Social Responsibility & Education Association Board President Pınar Topçuoğlu and TOBB Gaziantep Women Entrepreneurs Board President Ayşen Ahi attended the panel as speakers, focusing on women's perspective, women's emotional intelligence, women's place in production and their value in gastronomy.
GastroANTEP Cultural Path Festival, which started with the opening program at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, became the center of attention in Turkey for 9 days. Gaziantep, which is one of the places frequented by local and foreign tourists, especially with its local products, once again showed how assertive it is in the field of gastronomy with the unique tastes it offered at the festival. Many people both from home and abroad attended the festival, which had intense participation.