Cooperation Protocol was signed between TURKSOY and the Eastern Mediterranean University
A Cooperation Protocol was signed between the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) which carries out activities to introduce Turkic culture to the world and the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU). The protocol lays down the principles of cooperation activities to be carried out by both parties in the field of education and culture.
The signature ceremony was held in the Eastern Mediterranean University and gathered TURKSOY Secretary General Prof. Dusen Kasseinov along with the Representative of Azerbaijan to TURKSOY Mr. Elçin Gafarlı, the Ordinary Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and MP Ord. Prof. Dr. Nizami Ceferov and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of the EMU Mr. Ilker Edip along with scholars and many other guests. The protocol which extends the duration of the previous 5-year-protocol of 2012 was signed by TURKSOY Secretary General Prof. Dusen Kasseinov and the rector of the EMU Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam.
In the speech he delivered at the signature ceremony, TURKSOY Secretary General Prof. Dusen Kasseinov stressed the fact that TURKSOY attaches particular importance to cultural activities carried out ın the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as well as to the cooperation protocol signed with the EMU. Prof. Kasseinov who also said that TURKSOY carries out various cultural and artistic activities aiming at the worldwide promotion of the TRNC handed over a book published by TURKSOY on its activities realized in the TRNC in the last 10 years.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of the EMU Mr. Ilker Edip who also delivered a speech at the ceremony said that the Eastern Mediterranean University is further developing its cooperation activities in all fields of art and culture and added that such activities of the EMU contribute to the worldwide promotion of the TRNC.
In his speech, the Rector of the EMU Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam stressed the importance of the Turkic World and said that he attaches great importance to cooperation activities carried out with TURKSOY as these contribute to the promotion of Cyprus and the EMU in other countries of the world.
The signature ceremony was followed by a meeting held in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the birthday of Molla Panah Vagif within the framework of the cooperation between TURKSOY and the EMU.
In the speech he delivered at the meeting, Mr. Kasseinov said that on the occasion of the Year of Molla Panah Vagif which it declared and opened in Ankara in March, TURKSOY has held conferences, poets' gatherings and book presentations in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and other countries. Mr. Kasseinov also added that TURKSOY has promoted and published other books within the framework of this commemorative year such as the Book of Poems by Molla Panah Vagif in 12 languages entitled “Poems of Molla Panah Vagif in World Languages", the book written by the Ordinary Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan Ord. Prof. Dr. Nizami Ceferov“Molla Penah Vagif” and the book entitled "Molla Panah Vagif - Bibliography" prepared by the National Library of Azerbaijan. Mr. Kasseinov concluded his speech saying that the last event carried out within the framework of the Year of Molla Panah Vagif took place in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
The event which featured a film on the life and work of Molla Panah Vagif as well as a reading of poems by students of the EMU in Kazak, Uzbek and Azerbaijani languages went on with paper presentations by the MP of Azerbaijan and Ord. Prof. Dr. Nizami Ceferov, the Deputy Rector of the EMU Prof. Dr. Cem Tanova, Prof. Dr. Cahangir Novruzov from the Cukurova University and Prof. Dr. Vugar Sultanzade from the EMU who shed a light on the life and work of the great poet of Azerbaijan Molla Panah Vagif.