Turkey’s first and only kite museum regales visitors


Turkey’s first and only kite museum functioning in Istanbul since 2005, narrates to visitors the 2,500-years of wonderful history and journey of the kite.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on eve of the International Museum Day, Mehmet Naci Akoz, the founder of the museum said he had established the kite museum with his collection in the Uskudar district in Istanbul.

“I established the museum which is the first in our country and one of the 18 kite museums in the world,” he said.

Since 1977, May 18 marks International Museum Day to raise awareness about the fact that, museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples,” according to the International Council of Museums.

Akoz, 62, also the president of the Istanbul Kite Fliers Association, said the kites provide him excitement, happiness, and hope.

In pursuit of this passion, he has organized the first…

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