© Expo58 - EGICARTE
As a link between the Eastern and Western worlds for thousands of years, and as a crossroads of the greatest civilizations, Turkey was anxious to make its past and present known by participating in the Exhibition, for in a very short period of time, barely thirty-five years, it has carried out the most difficult reforms in all fields. The Turkish reality can be summed up as a gigantic effort directed towards peaceful ends.
Note the happy harmony of the pavilion's proportions: it resulted from the simplicity of lines and the correctness of volumes that have always characterized Turkish architecture. The objects exhibited reflected the soul of the people, for whom the search for usefulness is accompanied by a marked taste for aesthetics.
Admire in particular the most beautiful specimens of handicrafts, the panorama of the history of the civilizations of Asia Minor. As you walked through the pavilion, you had an edifying idea of the Turkish social organisation in all eras and of the sum of the efforts currently being made for the economic, social and cultural recovery of the country.
Naturally hospitable, Turkey offered you in a second pavilion the pleasure of a restaurant and a café.
© Guide Officiel Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles 1958 - Desclée & Co