On February 6, JYJ‘s, Kim Jaejoong, successfully conducted his first ever fan meet at the auditorium of Ankara University in Turkey. This fan meet was by invitation from the Korea Culture Centre in Turkey and was attended by 600 fans. The tickets for this meet were sold on a first-come, first-served basis and were sold out within the first half hour via the Korean Embassy in Ankara website.
The Turkish fans extended a warm welcome to the Hallyu star, by preparing a fan-made video for him and singing Happy Birthday to him in Korean, amidst hundreds of red balloons.
Jaejoong expressed his happiness at the event and stated,
“I am very thankful to have been given such a warm welcome on my first visit to Turkey. Although there is the purpose of wanting to come and meet the fans in Turkey, since (I am here) on invitation from the Korea Culture Centre in Turkey, I will do my best as a cultural ambassador, to spread awareness about our country’s culture. The next time, I hope to be able to come with the members to hold a concert here.”
Jaejoong is also scheduled to attend a seminar with South Korean president, Lee Myung Bak, who is also there on a diplomatic visit. They will be joining students of Ankara University. In the same evening, Jaejoong will be expected at the presidential residence in Turkey in order to attend a state dinner.