Japanese princess to visit Turkey

Princess Akiko to visit Istanbul, Ankara and Kirsehir

Japanese princess to visit Turkey

Japanese Princess Akiko of Mikasa will visit Turkey on Sept. 9-14, the Japanese Embassy in Turkey said Friday.

In a statement, the embassy said Akiko will be visiting capital Ankara, Istanbul, and the central Anatolian province of Kirsehir. 

 Akiko is visiting Turkey to attend an event organized by “Prince Mikasa Foundation” at Sakip Sabanci Museum of Istanbul-based Sabanci University. 

Akiko will begin her trip with a visit to Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Turkish Republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in the capital and the Turkish-Japanese Foundation. She will later head to Kirsehir to visit the Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology. 

She last visited Turkey in 2014. 

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