The traditional Iftar Dinner of TURKSOY gathered friends of the Turkic World

Thursday, 07 June 2018

This year, the traditional Iftar Dinner of the International Organization of Turkic Culture  TURKSOY took place in Ankara on June 6th, 2018.

The dinner gathered personalities and representatives of institutions and organizations supporting activities of  TURKSOY aiming at the cultural integration of the Turkic World.

In the speech he delivered at the Iftar Dinner, Ambassador Kasseinov said that TURKSOY which is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its establishment this year is further widening the scope of its activities and extended his gratitude to personalities as well as institutions and organizations supporting TURKSOY in the fulfilment of its mission.  Ambassador Kasseinov further said "This is not an official dinner but a family dinner and we are very happy to share this meal with you as we are celebrating Ramadan all together. Thanks to your valuable support  to our activities which we carry out worldwide, TURKSOY is growing stronger every year. I believe that together with you, we will reach even greater achievements in the future." Ambassador Kasseinov who also extended his gratitude to the Chief Advisor of the President of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Yalçın Topçu for honouring this dinner with his presence as well as for his constant support to TURKSOY wished the Ramadan month to bring peace, health, tolerance and peace of mind to the Turkic World as well as worldwide.

The Chief Advisor of the President of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Yalçın Topçu who also delivered a speech at the Iftar Dinner expressed his hapiness to attend TURKSOY’s traditional Iftar Dinner gathering Ambassadors and Representatives of Embassies of Turkic republics and Balkan countries  with representatives of institutions and organizations carrying out activities in the Turkic World in a sincere and warm-hearted atmosphere.

Mr. Topçu further qualified  TURKSOY as an organization of cooperation among six free, independent and sovereign states of the Great Turkic Family which will exist forever thanks to their heroism, moral values, mercifulness  and solidarity with the weakest and said that TURKSOY is a “Second UNESCO” offered to the world by the Turkic World.

Mr. Topçu also stressed that TURKSOY has reached considerable achievements under the leadership of its Secretary General Ambassador Kasseinov who has been assuming this function for 10 years and praised activities carried out by TURKSOY for the unity and solidarity of the Turkic World  and the preservation, revival and exploration of its language, culture, art and values.

Mr. Topçu who further reminded of what the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev once said about activities carried out by TURKSOY quoted him:  "TURKSOY further carries out its activities with great efficiency and this strengthens our unity while contributing to the consolidation of our cultural ties" and expressed his wish for unity, solidarity, peace and justice in the Turkic Islamic World.