IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu hosted Rasim Öztekin and Şevket Çoruh, the old and new custodians of the turban, one of the most important symbols of traditional Turkish theater, in Florya. İmamoğlu shared the good news that they will work with Öztekin and Çoruh on an area that depicts the turban and its depositors.
Kavuk, one of the most important symbols of traditional Turkish theater, was transferred from Rasim Öztekin to Şevket Çoruh with a ceremony held at the Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater on September 20. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu sent a video message to the ceremony. Not content with the message, İmamoğlu, Öztekin and Çoruh, İBB Sözcüand President's Advisor Murat Ongun at the Presidential Residence in Florya.
"KAVUK, A VERY PRECIOUS ICON"
Congratulating Öztekin and Çoruh, İmamoğlu shared his intention with the master actors. Saying, "We talked to our Deputy Secretary General Mahir Polat before you came," said İmamoğlu.
“Kavuk is a very precious symbol indeed. Istanbul is, after all, the start and host of this. I said to my friends that I would like to prepare such an area for Istanbul, with a layout in which there are busts of people who both describe the historical process and buyers in a symbolic place and that can continue when tomorrow is another. Let's get your opinion. There may be other people on the text and design work you deem appropriate or you may invite, such as Mr. Ferhan. Let's do a study for this. We talked that it must be a permanent and untouched place. I have such an intention. Apart from your bust, there must be a bust of your turban. "
SUPPORT FROM ÖZTÜRK AND ÇORUH
Öztekin, who welcomed İmamoğlu's request, told the IMM President, “It must be the main. These must also be fields ”. Öztürk and Çoruh shared their views with İmamoğlu about the discussions stemming from the transfer of the turtle and the difficulties they faced due to the pandemic in a friendly atmosphere. Stating that they are aware of the difficulties experienced by the artists in this process and that they have studies on this subject, İmamoğlu said, “Can IMM solve this alone; I am not sure. But we will not stop this, ”he said.