On 26 April 2018, the Indonesian Ambassador for Turkey warmly welcomed the visit of Kinnarii Promosindo Dance Group - SMP N 85 Jakarta at Wisma Duta Ankara.
The dance group from SMP N 85 Jakarta participated in the celebration of the National Children's Day of Turkey which fell on 23 April 2018. They were invited by the local education department to perform dances to celebrate in two different cities in Turkey, Istanbul (Atasehir 22-24 April 2018) and Ankara (25-27 April 2018). Bringing Saman dance and Bali dance, Kinnarii Promosindo Dance Group – SMP N 85 Jakarta got a loud applause from the audience and awarded the "Best Dance Performances" award.
During the visit, Kinnarii Promosindo Dance Group - SMP N 85 Jakarta, consisting of 17 teen dancers aged 12-16 years, was accompanied by several teachers and Mr. Saim Oguz as representative of the organizing committee. Some of the dance group representatives shared their experiences and excitement they got from the events.
The Indonesian Ambassador for Turkey also expressed his appreciation to Kinnarii Promosindo Dance Group – SMP N 85 Jakarta who has participated in the name of the nation and promoted Indonesian culture to Turkey.
(Source: KBRI Ankara)