Kim’s fan meeting was held on February 5 at Ankara University in Turkey. Over 600 tickets for the fan meeting sold out in only 30 minutes after they started being on sale.
The Korean Cultural Center in Turkey said, “We invited JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong, who has the most fans in Turkey as a Korean singer, to hold his fan meeting so that we can promote cultural exchange between Korea and Turkey and spread Hallyu.”
Even though the weather was cold, many fans came to the fan meeting. They brought red balloons and sang JYJ’s songs along together.
When Kim appeared, he made the fans cheered in unison by saying hello in Turkish.
The fan meeting helped Kim to communicate with his fans. The fans played a video, which they made for Kim and they also held a surprise birthday party for him with a cake.
Over 600 Turkish fans sang the birthday song in Korean to celebrate Kim’s birthday. Kim sang the song “I’ll Protect You,” which was played in the series Protect the Boss.
Kim says, “I visited Turkey for the first time in my life. Thank you so much for welcoming me and I feel very comfortable here. I will do my best to promote Korean cultures as a cultural mission. I want to come back here again with our group members to hold a concert.”
Kim’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment, says, “There are lots of JYJ’s fans in all over the world not just in Korea and Asia. We heard that there are many Turkish people who love Kim and that turned out to be true through the fan meeting.
Kim will attend a meeting, which will be held at Ankara University on February 6, with President Lee Myung Bak and the youth. Then he will attend a state dinner at the Presidential Palace of Turkey.