Kazakhstan city elected as cultural capital of Turkic world in 2017
The 34th meeting of the Permanent Council of Ministers of Cultural Affairs of TÜRKSOY member countries and the closing ceremony of year "Shaki - cultural capital of the Turkic world of 2016" took place in Shaki.
As own correspondent of BNews.kz reports, the agenda of the 34th meeting of the Permanent Council of Ministers of Cultural Affairs of TÜRKSOY member countries includes questions of assessment of activities of structure for last year, discussions on an occasion of traditional festivals, the current and new projects.
"The city of Shaki during the whole 2016 accepted cultural figures of all Turkic world. Thanks to the status of the cultural capital of the Turkic world this historical city of Azerbaijan managed to prove to be to the whole world. On today's action the Kazakhstan city of Turkestan was elected as the capital of the Turkic world for 2017," the secretary general of TÜRKSOY Dyusen Kaseinov said.
Kaseinov reported that the International organization of Turkic culture (TÜRKSOY) recognized by UNESCO of the Turkic world, carries out effective work on strengthening of friendship and brotherly communications between the Turkic people for more than 20 years, brings general Turkic culture to the future generations and promots in the world. It was underlined that one of the most successful projects of TÜRKSOY also is election since 2012 of the cultural capitals of the Turkic world.