The President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with ambassadors of culture and art of member countries of the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) at the Presidential Palace.
The President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who came together with artists from the Turkic World on the occasion of their contribution to Nowrux celebrations of TURKSOY stressed the importance of activities carried out by the International Organization of Turkic Culture.
I appreciate activities carried out by TURKSOY
During his meeting with the delegation of artists from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Moldova, Bosnia-Herzegowina, Macedonia and Mongolia headed by TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen Kaseinov, the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Nowruz is ot only a traditional celebration of Central Asian peoples and expressed his hope and wish as to the fact that Nowruz Celebrations shall be a valuable opportunity to be ceased by the whole world to unite in peace and solidarity.
In his speech, Erdogan expressed his appreciation of activities carried out by TURKSOY, founded in 1993, to preserve, revive, explore and transmit Turkic culture to future generations.
The delegation of artists headed by TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen Kaseinov handed over a "semeni tray" with eggs, wheat and dried fruits symbolizing Nowruz abundance to the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and offered him a "chapan" which is a traditional Kazak garment. The President of the Republic of Turkey offered a CD with selected songs of classical traditional Turkish music to his guests. The meeting took place in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Tugrul Turkes and the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey Mahir Unal.