On December 5, the XXXV session of the Permanent Council of Ministers of Culture of Turkic countries TURKSOY was held at the Cultural Center of Akhmet Yassawi University, as well as the closing ceremony of the Turkestan-cultural capital of the Turkic world of 2017 project.
At the solemn opening of the XXXV session of the Permanent Council, the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, representatives of the ministries of culture summed up the development of cultural and spiritual ties in 2017.
The speakers highly appreciated the cultural events held in Turkestan and the successfully developing cultural and spiritual interrelationships of the Turkic nations, and the work plan for the next year was refined. Representatives of the Ministries of Culture of the Turkic nations adopted and approved the Declaration and working protocol of the ХХХV meeting of the Permanent Council of Ministers of Culture of the Turkic countries. Then the participants of this meeting visited the Center of National Crafts, where the exhibition of selective art “TURKSOY” was held, took part in the opening ceremony of the alley “Turkic Garden”.
At the end of the meeting a gala concert was held in honor of the solemn closing of the project “Turkestan-cultural capital of the Turkic world of 2017”. Then a congratulatory speech was addressed by akim of the South-Kazakhstan region Zh. Tuimebayev. The Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, awarded the General Secretary of TURKSOY D. Kaseinov with the medal for Contribution to the Development of the South Kazakhstan Region. In recognition of the merits in the implementation of the project Turkestan-cultural capital of the Turkic world of 2017, the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Plenipotentiary Council, Professor M.Yildyz, and akim of the city Turkistan A.Oserbaev, as well as representatives of the ministries of culture of the Turkic world, were awarded by special gifts and prizes. In conclusion, General Secretary of “TURKSOY” D. Kaseinov presented the akim of the South Kazakhstan region Zh. Tuimebaev with the certificate “Turkestan-cultural capital of the Turkic world”.
At the same time, the cultural capital of the Turkic world of 2018 was declared the city of Kastamonu (Turkey). With great honor the banner “TURKSOY” and the symbol of the cultural capital of the Turkic world were handed to the Governor of the city of Kastamonu, Mr. Yashar Karadeniz.
The gala concert, which began with the choreographic-plastic composition “Solidarity of the Turkic world”, was attended by cultural figures of the Turkic-speaking countries (Kazakhstan, Bashkurtstan, Sakha-Yakutia, Tuva (Russia), Turkey, Uzbekistan, the Crimean Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan). The gala concert dedicated to the solemn closing of the project “Turkestan-cultural capital of the Turkic world of 2017”, ended with a festive salute.