Kyrgyz Artists Cheered up the Cubuk Festival
The Festival of Cubuk, the district of Ankara which is famous for its pickles, was organized for the 12th time this year. The festival was inaugurated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony after the opening speeches delivered by the Mayorof Cubuk Dr. Tuncay Acehan, the Chief Advisor of the President of the Republic of Turkey Yalcın Topcu, the District Governor Ibrahim Cenet, the Former Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Emrullah Isler and the Mayor of the sister city Maglaj (Bosnia Herzegovina) Mirsad Mahmutagich.
The dance ensembles "Cyldyz" and "Exclusive" which were invited to Turkey by TURKSOY within the framework of its cooperation with the Mnuicipality of Cubuk cheered up the audience with their colourful performance. The festival also featured an exhibition of photographs resulting from the 14th Photographers' Gathering of TURKSOY which took place within the framework of events to celebrate Turkistan, the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2017.
The 12th International Culture and Pickles' Festival of Cubuk which takes place with the contribution of TURKSOY introducing traditions and customs of the Turkic World with artists from Kyrgyzstan this year will also feature performances of many dance ensembles from Turkey, as well as famous artists such as Funda Arar and Kıraç. The festival which takes place with the contribution of students from Afghanistan, Georgia, Bengladesh, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Mali, Yemen, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Ethiopia, Syria, Togo and Mauritania will end on September 17th, 2017.
Kyrgyz artists who came to Ankara to participate in the 12th International Culture and Pickles' Festival of Cubuk paid a visit to the Mayor of Cubuk Dr. Tuncay Acehan in his office. The meeting which took place in the office of the Mayor of Cubuk gathered the Deputy Mayors of Cubuk Hasan Hüseyin Karakuş and Zeki Metin, Department Directors, members of the Municipal Council and representatives of the dance ensembles "Cyldyz" and "Exclusive". At the meeting during which messages of unity and solidarity were given, dance ensembles from Kyrgyzstan extended souvenirs from their country to the Mayor of Cubuk Mr. Acehan and the Deputy Mayors of Cubuk Mr. Hasan Hüseyin Karakuş and Mr. Zeki Metin.