25th Anniversary Medals of TURKSOY
Medals dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the independence of Turkic republics were awarded in a ceremony held in TURKSOY Headquarters on May 25th, 2017.
In the ceremony, medals of the Ministries of Culture of the Republics of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were also handed over to those who contributed to the development of ties among TURKSOY member countries.
The ceremony took place in the presence of TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen Kasseinov along with representatives of the Embassies of TURKSOY member countries, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
TURKSOY Secretary General, Ambassador Dusen Kasseinov who stressed the importance of these medals in the speech he delivered at the ceremony further said:
‘’We have gathered here today to extend our gratitude to you with this gesture: the Medal of TURKSOY dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the independence of Turkic republics is of great symbolic importance to us. Indeed, we have celebrated the 25th anniversary of the independence of Turkic republics with many joyful events last year. Many of you have shared this enthusiasm and joy of us and showed us that we are not alone in the pursuit of our goals and ideals. We thank you from the bottom of our heart for your contribution and support for your efforts aiming at the unity of the Turkic World and the prosperity of Turkic culture as well as for your dedication to your nation and to humanity.
TURKSOY carries out its activities despite its limited resources but thanks to our scholars, artists, intellectuals, businessmen and diplomats we are always confident that we will succeed in our endeavours.
I can easily say that the medals we are going to extend to you today as a sign of gratitude are also the key to TURKSOY. They stand as a proof of the fact that we consider you as the owners and staff members of our organization. Next year, we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of our organization. Today, TURKSOY is an organization of cultural cooperation which is well-known and respected worldwide. This is the result of our common efforts. It is our common success.’’
25TH ANNIVERSARY MEDALS OF TURKSOY
FAIG BAGIROV, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Ankara
ABZAL SAPARBEKULI,Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Ankara
IBRAGIM JUNUSOV, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Ankara
ULFAT KADIROV, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Ankara
AHMET ARSLAN, Minister of Transports and Information of the Republic of Turkey
YALÇIN TOPÇU, Chief Advisor of the Office of the President of the Republic of Turkey
MURAT AKKOÇ, General Coordinator of TRT AVAZ
FRIENDSHIP MEDAL OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE INFORMATION AND SPORTS OF KYRGYZSTAN
HUSEYIN YAYMAN, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey
FAHRI SOLAK, Secretary General of the Union of Municipalities of the Turkic World
ILYAS DEMIRCI, Secretary General of the Union of Architects and Engineers of the Turkic World
ELCIN GAFARLI, Representative of the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan to TURKSOY
FRIENDSHIP MEDAL OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS OF KAZAKHSTAN
Abdullah Kurbani, Conductor of the Music Ensemble of the Turkic World
Elnara Kerimova, Conductor of the Radio Choir of the TRT Channel
Feryal Başel Tuzun, Lyrical Artist
Cahangir Navruzov, Azerbajani Art Director
Yakup Omeroglu, Chairman of the Eurasian Authors' Union
Kojageldi Kuluev,Representative of the Ministry of Culture of Kyrgyzstan to TURKSOY
Timur Davletov, Expert of TURKSOY for Siberia
Guler Fedai, TURKSOY Representative