The Turkish capital Ankara hosted an opening exhibition on Thursday of a handwritten manuscript of the Islamic holy book, the Quran, and a calligraphy art fair featuring multiple masterpieces from Turkish and Iranian artists.

Organized in cooperation with Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, or Diyanet, and Iran’s Islamic Culture and Communication Organization (ICRO), the fair gathered calligraphers from the two countries who demonstrated their skills and works in Islamic calligraphy. The fair also exhibited digital applications and devices for reading the Quran.

Speaking at the opening ceremony that began with a recitation of the Quran at the Ahmet Hamdi Akseki

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