Erdogan hosts Japanese princess in Istanbul

Princess Akiko is visiting Turkey to attend event at Sakip Sabanci Museum

Erdogan hosts Japanese princess in Istanbul

By Cigdem Alyanak

ISTANBUL 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted Japanese Princess Akiko of Mikasa at a historic building in Istanbul on Sunday.

The meeting between the president and the princess lasted for one-and-half hour and was closed to the press.

Akiko is visiting Turkey to attend an event organized by the Prince Mikasa Foundation at the Sakip Sabanci Museum.

She is expected to be in the country until Friday, the Japanese Embassy in Turkey said Friday. 

In its statement, the embassy said Akiko will visit capital Ankara, Istanbul and the central Anatolian province of Kirsehir.

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