Our foundation was founded in 2nd October 1981 in Ankara for the purpose of researching our sources of folk culture which has taken part in every stage of Turkish History for thousands of years, allowing our people to establish a strong bridge from the past to the future by processing the traditional, cultural values of our country, as well as serving the Turkish Republic in the field of folklore through the use of today’s knowledge, science and technology while paying attention to the sustenance of our basic values.
The Foundation of Edirne Presidency
AFV Edirne Presidency was founded in 1984. Starting the practices with Edirne region, our foundation expanded its practices to Silifke, Artvin and Elazığ regions in time. The foundation has attended many festivals both in the home country and abroad, represented Edirne and Turkey successfully and achieved numerous awards.
The Foundation’s first organization is the International Childrens’ Festival in Edirne in 1985. Children Folklore Groups from Poland and Romania attended this festival. Later in 2002 and 2003, the organization has resumed with Children Folklore Groups from Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania invited to participate. The guest children, being hosted by the Turkish families, have had the opportunity to present their own culture to Turkish children while contributing to international culture exchange by learning the Turkish music, dance and culture which is considered an important step in the establishment of love and friendship among world’s children.