Turkey honors International Translation Day

By Faruk Zorlu

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey on Sunday honored International Translation Day, praising translators' determination to bring nations closer to each other.

Last year the United Nations passed a resolution on the role of language professionals and officially declared Sept. 30 as International Translation Day.

In a statement, the Turkish Directorate for EU affairs said: "Translation is the common language of all humanity. Translators meet the fundamental need for communication and contribute to peace and cooperation at the global level by accurately conveying information in today’s era of technology."

Highlighting the vital role of translators, the directorate added: "Translators, who overcome the language barrier to allow different nations to understand each other in a globalizing world, are essential actors of international politics, commerce, the economy, and technology."