Dear booklovers,

IBBY Turkey takes great pleasure to announce that we will be hosting the 36th IBBY Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.

For the first time the congress will take place in the Middle East giving easy access to those who work in children and young adult literature in this area. It will also give an opportunity to those who are further away to get to know the history and culture of the Middle East and Turkey.

Istanbul bridges two continents and different cultures. Istanbul promises an unforgettable experience for all participants with itsmild climate, unique charm of its culinary art, and its historical sites. Istanbul offersconvention facilities, a large spectrum of hotels and sunshine.

We would like to invite you to the 36th IBBY Congress with the theme "East meets West around Children's Books and Fairy Tales".

Prof. Gulcin Alpoge
Head of Congress Organizing Committee

Serpil Ural
President, IBBY Turkey