Poets’ Gathering of the Turkic World in Osh, Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2019
In commemoration of the great Azerbaijani poet Imadeddin Nesimi, the International Organization of Turkic Culture TURKSOY organized a Poets’ Gathering of the Turkic World in Kyrgyzstan.
The event held with the support of the Turkic Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), and in cooperation of TURKSOY with the World Association of Authors and Intellectuals (Dunya-Der) and the Municipality of Osh, gathered TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen Kasseinov and the Deputy Mayor of Osh Nurbek Kadyrov along with 20 poets from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Bashkortostan (RF), Sakha-Yakutia (RF), North Macedonia and Syria as well as artists from Kyrgyzstan and many amateurs of art.
The Poets’ Gathering of the Turkic World dedicated to the 650th anniversary of the birthday of Imadeddin Nesimi took place on May 20th, 2019 andfeatured a short film on the life and work of Nesimi. Participants of the event stressed the strong contribution of Nesimi to the cultural development of kindred peoples of the Turkic World and said that Nesimi spent his life in search of truth with great patience and courage.
The event where Nesimi’s poems were recited in various languages by poets coming from different countries of the Turkic World also featured a performance of traditional music and dances by art ensembles of Osh.
The Mayor of Osh met with poets of the Turkic World
Poets of the Turkic World who came to Osh to participate in the traditional Poets’ Gathering of TURKSOY met with the Mayor of Osh, the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2019.
The Mayor Taalaybek Sarybashov who met with the delegation of poets headed by TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen Kasseinov said that the opening event of Osh, Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2019 took place in the presence of high-level officials and that within the framework of this international Project carried out by TURKSOY every year, many cultural events will take place in Osh throughout the year 2019.
Poets who attended the meeting with the Mayor of Osh extended their gratitude for the kind hospitality of the Mayor and the people of Osh and stressed that they are always ready to contribute to cultural exchanges of experience.
The meeting ended with the handing-over of souvenirs to poets of the Turkic World.