TURKSOY published the book written by the President of the Republic of Turkmenistan: "The Music of Peace, The Music of Friendship and Brotherhood"
A meeting was held in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, to introduce the book by the President of the Republic of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov entitled "The Music of Peace, The Music of Friendship and Brotherhood" published in Turkish language by TURKSOY.
The meeting was held in the International University of Human Sciences and Development which was established in 2014 and is one of the most prestigious universities of Turkmenistan. The meeting gathered the Rector of the University Esen Aydogdyev, TURKSOY Deputy Secretary General Prof. Dr. Fırat Purtaş, Assoc. Prof Dr. Sema Aslan Demir from the Department of Contemporary Turkic Dialects and Literature of the Faculty of Literature of the Hacettepe University, Assistant Prof Dr. Nurcan GÜDER from the Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty of Education Sciences of the Istanbul University along with scholars from various universities of Turkmenistan and many other guests.
In the opening speech he delivered at the meeting, the Rector of the International University of Human Sciences and Development which offers academic education in English language said: “The fact that this book by the President of the Republic of Turkmenistan has been translated and published in Turkish language clearly stands as a proof of the strong bond existing between Turkic speaking peoples. This book entitled “The Music of Peace, The Music of Friendship and Brotherhood" is an excellent academic work which perfectly explains the governing system of Turkmenistan which is based on permanent neutrality”.
TURKSOY Deputy Secretary General Prof. Dr. Fırat Purtaş who also delivered a speech at the meeting qualified this book by the President of the Republic of Turkmenistan as "The most important book written on Turkmenistan, its unique cultural heritage and its perception of the world". Mr. Purtaş who also reminded of the fact that the Turkish translation of this book was handed over to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov by TURKSOY Secretary General Prof. Dusen Kasseinov, said that a similar meeting is planned in the Headquarters of TURKSOY in Ankara in the near future. Mr. Purtaş who also said that TURKSOY is in close cooperation with the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Ankara added that Turkmenistan participates in all events and activities carried out by TURKSOY. Mr. Purtas further stressed the fact that with initiatives he has undertaken, the President of the Republic of Turkmenistan which is a founding member country of TURKSOY has played a key role in enhancing the contribution of Turkmenistan to activities carried out by the latter.
Mr. Purtas referred to the declaration of 2014 as the Year of Magtumguly Pyragy, the declaration of Merv as Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2015 and the publication of President Berdimuhamedov’s book The Music of Peace, The Music of Friendship and Brotherhood" by TURKSOY as concrete examples of the pioneer role played by Turkmenistan within TURKSOY.
Following the opening speeches, the meeting went on with the presentation of academic papers and a concert featuring university students from Turkmenistan.