Turkey on Friday filed an application for the inclusion of four of its cultural values to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said in a statement that the application concerned three multi-national values: tea culture as identity, hospitality, and a symbol of social interaction; Mey/Balaban reed craftsmanship and playing; and the tradition of Nasreddin Hodja jokes.

It also applied for ”husn-i hat” calligraphy to be added to the UNESCO heritage list as a national cultural value.

The statement said cultural studies would steadily continue to increase the visibility of national and international values.


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