Kim Jaejoong was invited by the Korea Cultural Center in Turkey to open a fan meeting in a hall at Ankara University on Sunday, Feb. 5. After a state-owned television channel broadcasted Korean dramas in Turkey, Hallyu wave began. ‘Korea Fans’ is the most representative fanclub in Turkey and has more than 40,000 actively participating fans at present. The Korea Cultural Center in Turkey has secured an invitation to JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong who has the most number of Turkish fans and it hopes to spread Hallyu wave and increase the number of cultural exchanges between the two countries through the fan meeting.
All 600 fan meeting tickets were sold out in 30 mins after the Korea Cultural Center made an announcement that they would be distributed on first-come first-served basis. In a few hours, more than 2,000 requests were received, confirming the power of Hallyu wave in Turkey. Calls from fans who could not get the tickets swamped the Korea Cultural Centre and the Korean Embassy. Turkish fans hope that the fan meeting will cause the opening of more events and performances from entertainers. Meanwhile, on Feb. 1, Miliyet, a Turkish daily newspaper introduced JYJ and provided details on Kim Jaejoong’s fan meeting.