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Recording the cultural heritage of his country

Do you consider your work Turkish-centered? My mission is to contribute with my ability and vision to documenting the cultural heritage in a very powerful and artistic statement. I enjoy doing it in this part of the world, where there are many cultural layers, but I have also done it in Japan and Iran. I am deeply involved in Asian art too. What is Turkishness to you? Turks in their early days around the 6th century in Central Asia were great contributors to Buddhist art and they were also Shamanists. They moved toward Anatolia and took Islam as a religion. Their appearance on the European scene nowadays should be seen as diversity in the homogenous religious structure of Europe. If I have to define Turkishness, it would be as the trend for dynamic youth to show interest in and learn from the multicultural heritage of these lands.