Fourth Gagauz World Congress held in Komrat
TURKSOY Deputy Secretary General Fırat Purtaş went to Gagauzia to attend the Fourth Gagauz World Congress along with Hidirellez celebrations.
At the congress, Prof. Dr. Purtaş Purtaş delivered a speech on the Role of TURKSOY in the Preservation and Promotion of Gagauz Culture” .
Mr. Purtaş who met with the Governor of the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia Mrs. Irina Vlah offered her the Medal of TURKSOY especially prepared on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the independence of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. In the meeting both parties discussed future cooperation activities to be carried out by TURKSOY and Gagauzia and agreed upon the organization of a Photographers' Gathering of TURKSOY in Gagauzia as well as upon the publication of an album promoting Gagauz culture. The Governor of Gagauzia Mrs. Irina Vlah who said that she got acquainted with TURKSOY's tradition to declare one city of the Turkic World as its cultural capital every year when she visited Kazan, added that the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia has also applied for the nomination as Cultural Capital of the Turkic World.
At the meeting which was very fruitful, a cooperation protocol was also signed between TURKSOY and the State University of Komrat. The afore-mentioned protocol also aims at the establishment of a Chair of TURKSOY within the State University of Komrat.
Between July 8th-10th, 2017 a singing competition will be held in the town of Jaltay in Gagauzia. TURKSOY will also provide the support necessary so as to ensure the participation of a large number of contestants from TURKSOY member countries.