Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy stated that the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TÜRKSOY) has gained a respectable place as an international organization in a short time, and that the common sense of the Turkish world and the sözcüHe said he was in position.
In his speech at the opening session of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Permanent Council of TURKSOY held in a hotel in Bursa, Minister Ersoy reminded that the city hosted the opening ceremony of the "2022 Turkic World Capital of Culture", together with the Nowruz celebrations.
Ersoy stated that the ceremony went well and he believes that the "Cultural Capital of the Turkish World" project will reach its goal this year as well.
“Considering that culture is one of the only elements that bring societies together and bring them together on a common platform, TURKSOY is conscious of the fact that Turkish culture is based on the principles of love, tolerance and rationality, and strives for the international adoption and dissemination of Turkish culture, and in this way serves civilization, world peace and human rights. . Performing a very important task, TURKSOY soon gained a respectable position in the Turkish world and in the international community as an international organization. kazanIn order to glorify our values, assets and language in the field of culture and art, the common mind and sözcühas come to its position. At this point, TURKSOY strives to fulfill its mission of embracing the Turkish world with our common cultural and artistic wealth, reinforcing the feelings of unity, solidarity and brotherhood among our peoples, and at the same time promoting the works of art, artists and cultural men of friendly and brotherly countries in other countries.”
Ersoy, on the occasion of this meeting, expressed that they aim to take TURKSOY to a higher level with the arrangements they will make on the legislation and the decisions they will take.
“Our Bursa will carry the 'Cultural Capital of the Turkish World' banner in the best way possible”
Minister Ersoy, with TURKSOY's "Cultural Capital of the Turkic World" application, created a cultural brand value of cities. kazanHe said it made it possible.
Expressing that they would be honored to realize the new Turkish peoples cultural festival, which was held in Eskişehir in 2013 and in Kastamonu in 2018, with the contributions of local governments in Bursa, Ersoy continued his words as follows:
“In 2022, one of the precious cities of our beautiful country, Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, will carry the 'Cultural Capital of the Turkish World' banner in the best way possible. Bursa, as you can see, is one of the cities that will deserve the title of "Cultural Capital of the Turkish World" with all its geographical, human and natural beauties, historical and cultural values. I would like to state that we will use all the means of our Ministry in order for this year to be completed successfully as in previous years. In this direction, in 2019, Turkey's tourism capacity and tourism investments will increase in the country's economy by making our country a center of attraction, discovering, developing and promoting tangible and intangible natural, cultural, biological and man-made heritages, and short, medium and long-term communication and marketing efforts. We have commissioned our Turkish Tourism Promotion and Development Agency, which we established in order to increase the share and service quality of Bursa, to evaluate the potential of Bursa, to ensure the visibility of the events to be held throughout the year, and to carry the promotion to the international dimension.”
Emphasizing that the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will continue to cooperate with its stakeholders on the detection and protection of cultural elements in Turkey and its sister geographies, Ersoy said that this year, cultural interaction and experience sharing will be provided between artists, academics and intellectuals from all over the world in Bursa. He stated that he fully believes that the 's will be productive and successful.
The city of Shusha in Azerbaijan was declared the “2023 Turkic World Capital of Culture”
The final declaration of the meeting was announced in the closing session.
In the declaration, it was stated that the proposed amendments to the TURKSOY legislation were left to the next meetings to be evaluated after the work to be carried out during the period of the newly elected secretary general, and with the recommendation of the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and the approval of the Permanent Council members, the city of Shusha in Azerbaijan, known for its historical and cultural riches, was declared the 2023 Cultural Capital of the Turkic World. .
The declaration also announced that Sultanbai Raev was unanimously elected as the Secretary General of TURKSOY for the 2022-2025 period upon the proposal of the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports and Youth Policies of the Kyrgyz Republic.
In his speech at the closing session, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy thanked those who contributed to the organization of the event. Stating that they are pleased to host the guests in Bursa, the Cultural Capital of the Turkish World, Ersoy said, “We held the opening ceremonies of Bursa's Cultural Capital of the Turkish World and the Nevruz simultaneously with great enthusiasm last night. I sincerely believe that the events that will cover the whole year will be at least as successful as these celebrations. At the same time, I think 2022 will be an extremely important year for us.” said.
Ersoy stated that the steps they will take in 19, which they think will end the Kovid-2022 pandemic, are also of great importance.
Ersoy thanked Dusen Kaseinov, who has been serving as TURKSOY Secretary General for 4 terms, and said:
“I would like to thank Mr. Kaseinov, who has fulfilled his duty properly, for his dedication to understanding, preserving and promoting Turkish culture and art within TURKSOY, and for his great contributions to the development of friendship relations between our brotherly countries. I wish success to the new Secretary General Mr. Raev once again in his duty and express once again that he will be his supporter in all his endeavors as the host of our country. I sincerely believe that this meeting has produced fruitful results among friendly countries. I would like to thank you for your interest and participation in meeting in Shusha, Azerbaijan, which will be the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World next year.”
Representatives of the countries of the Permanent Council presented gifts to the deposed Kaseinov.