On June 6 in Istanbul winners of the student drawing competition “Amber Way: From the Bosphorus to the Baltics” were announced. The First Prize winners in all three age group categories will travel this summer to Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn.
On May 12, 2018 on the occasion of the Centenary of the Proclamation of the Independence of the Baltic States the Embassy of Estonia, the Embassy of Latvia and the Embassy of Lithuania in cooperation with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra organized a festive concert at Bilkent University Concert Hall in Ankara. Estonian conductor Anu Tali will oversee the concert under the name „Baltic 100“ with solo performances by Latvian pianist Lauma Skride, Lithuanian accordeon player Martynas Levickis and pianist Gabrielius Alekna.
On 9 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius paid a working visit to Turkey and met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
On the occasion of the 98th Anniversary of April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children’s Day in Turkey, the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania is extending warm greetings to all its Turkish partners and friends. To commemorate the Turkish National Sovereignty and Children’s day, the Ambassador of Lithuania Audrius Brūzga and Embassy Staff members paid a visit to Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and the first President of the Republic of Turkey.
On April 14th, the opening of the tulip composition depicting the historical Columns of Gediminas took place at Emirgan Park, Istanbul. The tulip composition of the Columns of Gediminas is a part of the famous Istanbul Tulip Festival.
On 10th and 11th April 2018, three events presenting of Start-up ecosystems in Lithuania were organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania together with the „Startup Lithuania“ platform as well as Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, ITU ARI Startup Accelerator, „Fintech“ business association and „TeknoparkIzmir“ technology park in Istanbul and Izmir.
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Turkey calls to submit applications for the implementation of the projects of Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme in the Republic of Turkey in 2018.
On February 27, 2018 a Closure Conference took place in Ankara which marked the successful conclusion of the 18 month long EU financed project “Technical Assistance for Improving Administrative Capacity of Border Management at Local Level”, IBM LOC-CAP.
On February 16th, on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Restoration of the State of Lithuania the Embassy of Lithuania in Turkey hosted a reception in Ankara. Minister of Economy of the Republic of Turkey H.E. Mr Nihat Zeybekci, as well as members of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, state officials, representatives of science, culture and business, foreign diplomats, international and Lithuanian communities took part in the event.
On December 4, 2017 Ambassador Audrius Brūzga opened a Lithuanian Honorary Consulate in Eskişehir and appointed Mr Zafer Türker, President of the Hisbim group of companies to represent Lithuania’s interests in Eskişehir.
On November 26, 2017 the J.W. Marriott hotel in Ankara opened the doors to the traditional Charity Bazaar. This year the Lithuanian Embassy’s stand at the Bazzar was even bigger and richer than before. Lithuanian diplomats and Lithuanian Community members from Ankara were selling flax and amber, honey and liquor, hand-made toys and environment-friendly cosmetics.
The Lithuanian Embassy in Turkey organized 2 events on Lithuanian literature. Dr. Rimvydas Tamošaitis, Docent of Vilnius University Literature Department, presented a lecture Lithuania in Literature and History at Istanbul University on the 15th of November and a lecture Lithuanian literature –Archaic Memory and Modern Aspirations on the 16th of November at Ankara University.