Istanbul, Oct 19 (DHA) - Turkey’s Doğan Group will hold two international events on Oct. 20 in Washington in a bid to globally fight against the fallacies and prejudices directed toward Islam.
A panel titled “Islamophobia: Overcoming Myths and Engaging in a Better Conversation” will be organized in cooperation with the U.S.-based Atlantic Council think tank and the Smithsonian Institution.
Hürriyet Chairwoman Vuslat Doğan Sabancı will deliver the opening speech of the panel, which will be moderated by the president and CEO of the Atlantic Council, Frederick Kempe.
The panel will also feature author and comparative religion commentator Karen Armstrong; former Turkish State Minister Mehmet Aydın; the dean of the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Vali Nasr, and renowned human rights activist Zainab Salbi.
Meanwhile, the opening gala of the exhibition titled “The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts” will be held on Oct. 19 at the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian.
Marking a first in the U.S., centuries-old Qur’ans taken from the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum in Istanbul will be exhibited during the exhibition, which is being sponsored by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Koç Holding, Doğan Group and Turkish Airlines.
The exhibition will be open through Feb. 20, 2017.