Sunday, 31 January 2016

Azerbaijan will join Turkey at Expo 2016 Antalya

Azerbaijan has decided to participate at EXPO 2016 Antalya and its Country Garden will be located next to Turkey's. Adil Kerimli, Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, inspected the exhibition area and declared that they were proud to have their Country Garden sited next to that of Turkey.

Turkey and Azerbaijan have a common history. It is very important for us to be here. We want to give full support to EXPO 2016. We will make every effort to represent our country in the best possible way" said Kerimli.

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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Expo 2016 Antalya stars at AIPH ceremony

EXPO 2016 played a central role in the world's largest horticulture exhibition. The Grower of the Year Award Ceremony was held by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) in Essen, Germany this year. The 33rd annual exhibition hosted 600 participants from 50 countries, who were able to study plans for EXPO 2016. The Antalya team ran a booth at the exhibition and used the Grower of the Year Award Ceremony to announce the opening of the stand. The EXPO 2016 video clip was played during the evening and watched by the audience filling the hall with great interest.

Kazım Aydın, EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency General Secretary, awarded the Grower of the Year Award to Costa Farms company from USA. Flash Flowers from Antalya was awarded a silver award in the Cut Flowers Category.

Mr. Aydın and Ambassador Erdoğan Kök, General Commissioner, met many participants and individuals involved in the award ceremony. Bernard Oosterom, President of AIPH, congratulated General Secretary Aydın on his new post and pledged backing for the project. Tim Briercliff, General Secretary of AIPH, gave his support as he inspected the EXPO 2016 booth.

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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Herbariums on show at EXPO 2016

The winning Herbariums in the Ethnobotany Project Competition are being developed for display at EXPO 2016. The "Anatolian Herbs in EXPO" competition was organised by the EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency, the Antalya Provincial Directorate of National Education and Private Bilfen High Schools. Students in the 9th, 10th and 11th grade from 81 cities participated.

EXPO volunteers are collecting the herb samples from across Anatolia. The samples are dried and preserved on special cardboard mounts. The family of the herb, its species, the place, elevation and time of its collection, the name of the sample collector, the name of the person who first described the herb, and the herb's habitat characteristics are all carefully noted on the mount.

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Qatar signs to join Expo 2016 Antalya

Qatar will join EXPO 2016 Antalya, Turkey's first botanic exposition. The commitment was made at a signing ceremony at the Qatar Embassy in Ankara attended by Salem Mubarak Al-Shafi, Ankara Ambassador of Qatar, Ambassador Erdoğan Kök, EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency General Commissioner, and Abdulaziz Al-Thani, 3rd Secretary.

Ambassador Al-Shafi said that they want to represent Qatar in EXPO 2016 in the best possible way and added, "It is a great pleasure to take part in EXPO. I wish the best for both countries." Ambassador Kök said that EXPO 2016 would help to deepen the dialog between the two countries.

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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Turkish pavilion at Expo 1911 Torino... "Esposizione Internazionale"

...Coming down from the Palace of the newspaper to the village and the medieval castle, the crescent waving in the sun, reminds us, on the right, to the pavilion of Turkey.

Oriental style, and charming effect with his arched windows and double windows that open to ogle, as the beautiful veiled of 'harem, between the foliage of the trees, it was designed by the Ottoman Gurekian Leon, who completed his art studies in Rome.

The interior, all lined in silk and Oriental ceramics, has, with his dazzling decorazion and polychrome, a beautiful setting at the products of the Ottoman Empire.

The organizing committee is composed of Ali Riza Bey, the Turkish consul in Ancona and Commissioner General, and Cav. uff. Alberto Peyrot, console Empire in Turin and Honorary Commissioner Exposition.

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Thursday, 21 January 2016

President Erdogan at the Expo Work Site !

19th january, President Erdogan visited Antalya in order to see the progress of work of Expo 2016. It was hosted, and several ministers, at Antalya Airport by the Governor Muammer Turker Antalya and city Mayor Mr. Menderes Turel and other officials.

The President traveled by bus to the site of Expo 2016 Antalya, who in a statement, asked to expedite the work for the Expo to be ready on time. He wishes that the site then becomes a permanent botanical exhibition after the Expo.

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Monday, 18 January 2016

Ambassador to Romania, Radu Onofeei visited the Expo 2016 Antalya

Romania's Ambassador to Ankara, Radu Onofeei, Turkey's first EXPO, Expo 2016 Antalya to the desire of Romania in Antalya, he said. Ambassador Onofeei impressed with the project, said: "to take place in Romania's EXPO 2016 project. We will make necessary the realization of initiatives of participation, "he said.

Antalya became part of a series of visit to Romania's Ambassador to Ankara, Radu Onofeei, Honorary Consul of Romania in Antalya Aksu along with the civil servant Gift thousand acres of exhibition space at 121. Ornamental Antalya Agency Deputy Secretary-General Chih is satisfied by Ambassador Onofeei, project promotion film Sengul to another, received information about the area and conditions of participation.

After the meeting Exhibition Space Onofeei Roving Ambassador, alan and appreciated about the elements contained in the project, he added. Romania's desire to take part in EXPO 2016 Ambassador who said that Onofeei, "Romania's participation in the discussion of topics related to Participation and necessary preparations have to be done at the point I want you to know I'm part on me," he said.

At the end of the visit, Deputy Secretary General of the EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Chih Santos, Ambassador Onofeei symbol of 2016 to EXPO flower Peony.

History : Turkey at Expo 1935 Brussels

The Administration of Turkish Tobacco Monopoles is represented by Kenan Djemal.
In a very pretty building both modern and oriental spirit, Turkey has exposed most of its production and has tried, using a variety of documents, show how the Turkish civilization was pushed from a few years.
Propaganda is represented by a variety of prints, paintings and photographs.

The interior is full of elegance and freshness; a fountain gushes in the center of a light ceramic flooring. Beautiful woodwork adorn the walls, forming cabinets and showcases.

The main industries are represented, tobacco, wines and liquors and the famous Turkish mineral salts, shining like diamonds.

The history of these industries is raised before the visitor. It can monitor tobacco production since the moment, there are three centuries, when Genoese sailors brought from England to Istanbul leaves of the Nicot's plant to date, where the annual production reached significant digits.

It also outlines the history of other major Turkish industries, Asian soil with rich past. Is it not indeed in Western Asia than older industries were born, including wine ?

Below, the situation of the pavilion of Turkey, opposite the Swiss Pavilion, along the Boulevard Emile Bockstael:

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Hungary will set the Ottoman motifs garden at Expo 2016 Antalya

Ottoman period based on history and a long tradition of having Macatis-Turkey relations EXPO 2016 will be opened with Hungary Country Garden will be further strengthened. Central European country of Hungary will take place in the EXPO 2016 with a project, including the Ottoman motifs. Hungary Ornamental Gardening Association President and Country Commissioner Dr. László Orlock project without specifying they were very impressed, "Many times we have participated in the expo, but we get no place in such a large area. We will do our best to represent our country in the best way, "he said.

Participation in the EXPO 2016 in Antalya decision on behalf Hungary, Hungary Ornamental Gardening Association President and Country Commissioner Dr. 5-person delegation led by László Orlock's presidency, in EXPO 2016 Antalya Aksu found in the examination of the Exhibition Grounds.

The delegation was welcomed by the Deputy Secretary General Levent Murat Advisor. Counselor, "EXPO 2016 is very important for us. In our country, will be held for the first time in Hungary are very happy to see us in this project, "he said. The consultant said a thousand 121-acre botanical exhibition in the main showcase is planned as a development project, but all the buildings in the area would be permanent structures.

At the end of the meeting, Deputy Secretary General Levent Murat Advisor guest delegation EXPO 2016 was presented the symbol flower peony. Hungary Ornamental Gardening Association President and Country Commissioner Dr. László Orlock is also consultant for 30 years before going to Hungary from Turkey and the Black Sea origin reclaimed cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) was a gift. Orlock, the purpose of said that to further strengthen the ties between the two countries in agriculture and botany.

The Hungarian delegation leading the field trip after the meeting was given detailed information about the project and country gardens. "Very big and very nice project," he expressed his appreciation to the EXPO 2016 project on the Country Commissioner Dr. Orlock of László said:
"Not just for Asia, a very important project for Europe and even the whole world. If we look at in terms of visitors to the lake, restaurants and activity areas are the most important places. Setup will focus on children in the country garden to the main idea of ​​our project. Children will learn how the past and the future to tell you today. as Turkey and Hungary, we have a common history and we are extremely proud of this historical past. But we have the potential for as many different relations since the two countries will focus on the present and the future. "

Earlier, which also emphasizes what takes place in many expo Orlock in so far that they never take part in such a large area, to be able to represent the best in the country as Hungary said they made the best of their hands.

Hungary Expo 2016 Exhibition Area will be established in the rose garden in the country Father, as the Buda Castle and Mosque of Gazi Kasim Pasha will prepare a project in Hungary, including the Ottoman motifs.

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Monday, 11 January 2016

Austria... soon at the Expo 2016 Antalya ?

Central European countries Austria, positive opinion about participation in the Antalya EXPO 2016 reported. Austria will communicate with the historical ties with Turkey the country yard, plants will tell you through and will give you information about the ecological maintenance of the garden.

Austria's Federal Gardens Director Dr. Brigitte Mang and Austria Embassy Undersecretary Ambassador Georg Obberreiter, Austria to discuss the participation in the EXPO 2016 Antalya Aksu is located in the exhibition area. The Board of Austria Austria Antalya Honorary Consul John Baggott also accompanied them.

EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Deputy Secretary General is satisfied by the delegation was made the presentation of the project and Chih-the area Sapta were informed about. The presentation then performed field trip the delegation had the opportunity to see the area closely.

Austria's Federal Gardens Director Dr. Brigitte Mang, said in a statement after the field trip, exhibition space and project-related appreciation expressed in these words;

"Especially this type of plants and trees, especially where Research Institute, while the pre-existing the big Palm trees, a big field, so many great architecture, new structures, like I said, I'm really impressed with this much greenery here."

Austria's previously in 1964, and in the ' 70s a garden exhibition took place in Kiev, and orchestrating two in Algeria Austria garden saying that Dr. Mang, placement of a garden outside her exhibition.

Austria Embassy Undersecretary Ambassador Georg Obberreiter, "not just a garden that attracts my attention exhibition in Antalya all effects all around the activities, gather together to perform a project to work at a larger size, it touched me," he said, and the effort to participate in the show, he said.

Austria Honorary Consul of Austria that accompanied the Board of Antalya Ahmet Barut is Austria's participation in the EXPO 2016 on expressing that they really want, said;

"Of course it's not able to come in here and not affected. I'm also very impressed our guests from Austria. We know that this is a very important activity for Antalya. It's not always going to be bestowed to a city, an event that could coincide with a very sparse. Honorary Consul of Austria for her as we attach great importance to the participation of Austria. We had already promised to him very strongly that it is likely that Austria will be one of the countries participating in EXPO. "

At the end of the visit EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Deputy Secretary General while the delegation presented the symbol flower Peony Mücahit Şengül, Austria, describing their country to plant diversity Committee Şengül books as a gift.

Austria will set up in the garden of the Central European country and the origin of the currently existing in the Central Mediterranean but the plants in Austria or Turkey how it went the historical bond between the two countries through the plants. Austria also will establish and maintain ecological garden in the garden.

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Friday, 8 January 2016

South Korea's project for Expo 2016 Antalya

South Korea, ornamental plants, Antalya, will participate in the project called ' Garden ' Coast and Turkey-South Korea friendship between the garden provides visitors with a custom created in corners. Suncheon City Council President Kim Byeong Gwon, Turkey's history of linking Asia and Europe and is a country depending on the tradition, said: "our friendship is based on very old," he said.

Turkey is the first EXPO in August this year and decided to participate in the participation contract signing South Korea's EXPO 2016 presents project to Antalya. 400-square-meter exhibition area will establish the garden, which is in the field a thousand South Korea, ' Coastal Garden ' project, Turkey-South Korea's friendly relations also provides visitors a corner. South Korea's culture, social life in the gardens of the country will be introduced to visitors at EXPO 2016.

Project details for a delegation from South Korea who is President of the Municipal Council of Suncheon Byeong Gwon, Deputy Secretary General of the EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Chih met with Santana. The South Korean delegation during the presentation of the Antalya EXPO 2016 project, guest will make details of the garden, told the delegation.

Suncheon City Council President Kim Byeong Gwon, Asia and Europe, Turkey has a long history linking and pointed out that a country bound to tradition and said the following:

"It's been a very old Korea war with Turkey based on participation, political, cultural economy and developed our relations in a wide range of fields. The biggest holiday in the Mediterranean city of Antalya is hosting EXPO 2016 due to the fact that as a people, we congratulate all Suncheon. "

South Korean Parliament Speaker Kim Byeong Gwon, Deputy Secretary General of the EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Chih Santos in the land to a famous artist by the assortment of gift made with manual labor. Thank you to meaningful gift Santos, "South Korea's friendship is very important to us," he said, South Korea's cinema, culture and world renowned artist invited to the EXPO 2016 Antalya.

South Korea delegation interior gardens and orchards will apply to their projects. South Korea, will begin in the coming months to work setting up the garden.

Expo 2016 Antalya broke the record tree transplant in 2016

Turkey is the first EXPO EXPO 2016 Antalya Convention Center within six months 31 type in 2 823 thousand tree transplantation (a tree for a variety of purposes, from its current location in an appropriate manner whether the requested somewhere else by suturing) Administration was relocated into a great success. EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Deputy Secretary General Levent Murat consultant, "this is the first time this amount in Turkey so much was made of the educated tree we have bought a sense of time posting" 98.6% live trees stressed.

Ornamental plants in Turkey Antalya exhibition space was carried out to the highest digit in transplantation. The number of trees planted in the method of transplantation to the field 2 thousand reached 823. Antalya and Turkey brought the different points of ornamental plants in the field again with soil buluşturulan 31 types of rate of living trees 98.6%.

This year, on the 23rd of April, under the theme of "flowers and children" will open its doors is the first EXPO EXPO 2016 Antalya Turkey exhibition area, while the area of plantation and landscape work in transplantation method with a large number of trees have been planted. These trees were brought to the area from different places, as soon as I get time to see area damage, regardless of soil buluşturuldu.

The method of transplantation to the Antalya EXPO 2016 exhibition space the first trees during road construction work in Bombay in case of 30 pieces of olive tree. These trees are the period of food, agriculture and livestock Minister Mehdi Eker also attended the ceremony and there he was.

A variety of studies, especially in Antalya metropolitan municipality due to the scrapping of the Central refuge located in EXPO 2016 Antalya Aksu 898 tree Exhibition area buluşturuldu with soil again. These trees are among the 83 pieces of Acacia (Acacia SP.), 95 pieces of Maple (Acer negundo), 117 pieces of Platanus (Planatus orientalis), 359 pieces of Palm trees (Washingtonia robusta), 47 pieces of Gladiçya (Gleditsia SP.), 72 pieces of Melia azedarach (Melia azedarach).

Also, the method of transplantation EXPO 2016 Antalya Atatürk forest farm of 114 pieces to the exhibition area, Oak (Quercus robur), Isparta (Liquidambar orientalis), 59 pieces from Frankincense from Manisa thousand 471 PCs Oleander (Nerium oleander) and Halifax Bademli village is brought to the olive tree (Olea europea) 775-year. This tree is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency food, agriculture and livestock Minister Faruk Celik by recently planted in the field.


So far the method of transplantation to the Antalya EXPO 2016 exhibition space 6 months 31 type in 2 823 thousand trees have been planted. Assess a process extremely difficult and arduous method requires striking ornamental Antalya Agency Deputy Secretary General Levent Murat Consultant, said:

"When you look at this scale as Transplantation in Turkey is one of the largest ever made. We're buying time while trasplante trees. An invaluable event for him. We believe that we need to spread across the country. We are doing these types of trees, particularly rail routes trasplante regret telling you how to maintain the required truncation of trees, we can develop a master plan, taking approximately 500 tree from there in the direction of our field of life. "


Transplantasyonda success rate of 98.6 per cent saying that the EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Deputy Secretary General Levent Murat consultant, ornamental plants and we are aware of two kinds of transplantation in the Antalya exhibition space. Consultant, "EXPO top our Taurus evokes and Taurus their forests the forest section evokes the trees from the region such as Isparta, Ankara, us climate conditions in this region we have chosen the appropriate ones. We do our best to get along to discuss how we choose trees planting and survival. This method of working the trees by means of crating. This is a laborious occupation. All of them on behalf of colleagues who contributed to the EXPO 2016 Antalya agency express my gratitude, "he said.

AIPH sadness at loss of Doeke Faber

Members of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) have expressed their sadness at the news that their former President, Dr. Doeke Faber, has passed away this week.

Dr. Faber, from The Netherlands, was President of AIPH from 2003 to 2012 and led the association through a period of significant change both within the global ornamentals industry and the association.

The current AIPH President, Bernard Oosterom, comments: “Doeke Faber used his passion for the horticulture industry and his leadership and diplomatic skills to bring together grower associations from around the world. He was particularly effective at stimulating interest in International Horticultural Exhibitions in Asia and helped in guiding cities in China, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, South Korea and Turkey to produce world-class exhibitions that raised the profile and importance of horticulture in those countries.
He worked tirelessly for the greater good of the global industry and earned the respect and gratitude of industry representatives across the globe. He helped to build AIPH into a robust organisation and laid foundations that we continue to build on today. AIPH and the industry as a whole will miss him very much and our sympathies are with his wife and family as they deal with this sad time.”

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International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)
Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature has been weakened. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next.

Discover Expo 2016... and Turkey !

In a few months, the International Horticultural Exposition in Antalya will be open... Expo 2016 Antalya...
A good opportunity to discover this event dedicated to flowers and children, but also to visit a beautiful country, Turkey !

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Olives from Palestine will be at Expo 2016 Antalya !

Palestine decided to participate in Turkey's first EXPO, EXPO 2016 Antalya and signed the participation agreement. Palestine Country Commissar Tareq Abulaban told that EXPO 2016 Antalya participation is an opportunity for Palestine and stated that Palestinians are a lot like olive tree and said "Olive tree tries to survive under very difficult conditions. We will try to express our own difficulties through our gardens".

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Happy New Year 2016... the Year of the Expo !!!!! in only 113 days !