Promotional meeting on Kastamonu, the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2018 held in Istanbul
A promotional meeting to introduce Kastamonu, the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2018 was held in Istanbul by the International Organization of Turkic Culture TURKSOY.
The meeting gathered, TURKSOY Secretary General Prof. Dusen Kasseinov along with the Governor of Kastamonu Yasar Karadeniz, MPs of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey, the Mayor of Kastamonu Tahsin Babas, the Chairman of the Academy of Sciences of Turkey Prof. Dr. Ahmet Cevat Acar, businessmen of Kastamonu in Istanbul and representatives of political parties, NGOs, and public institutions and organizations.
In the speech he delivered at the meeting to greet the audience on behalf of TURKSOY, Secretary General Dusen Kasseinov said that Kastamonu rightly deserves the title of Cultural Capital of the Turkic World and extended his gratitude to the citizens of Kastamonu for their wholehearted contribution to this project.
Mr. Kasseinov further said: "On March 21st, 2018, we will celebrate Nevruz, the common feast of the Turkic World and hold the opening ceremony of the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2018 in Kastamonu. We have invited more than 250 artists from the Turkic World to this celebration. I believe the Opening Ceremony of the Turkic World to be held on March 21st, 2018 will be an unforgettable event which will be transmitted from one generation to the next for many years ahead. I would like to invite all citizens of Kastamonu living in Istanbul to come and share the joy of these celebrations with us".
Mr. Kasseinov who also said that the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World is an extremely enrichening experience not only for all citizens of Kastamonu who contribute to the Project but also for guests from the Turkic World who get the opportunity to experience the warm-hearted hospitality of the Turkish people. Mr. Kasseinov said that this cultural exchange among artists of the Turkic World and citizens of Kastamonu contributes to the strengthening of the unity and solidarity of the Turkic World.
Mr. Kasseinov who also shared some information on the mission of TURKSOY and its activities as well as on the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World expressed his conviction as to the fact that Kastamonu will be an excellent host raising the bar of these celebrations to its highest level.