15th conference on “Pioneers of the Turkic World” dedicated to Suymonkul Chokmorov and Tattibubu Tursunbayeva

TÜRKSOY
Thursday, 07 November 2019

Within the framework of activities carried out by TURKSOY to introduce the rich cultural heritage of Turkic peoples to young generations the 15th Conference of the organization dedicated to  “Pioneers of the Turkic World” was dedicated to famous artists of Kyrgyzstan Suymonkul Chokmorov and Tattibubu Tursunbayeva.

The conference organized in cooperation of TURKSOY with the  Bursa Uludağ University  and the Turkish Cultural Center of Bursa  took place under the motto  “Pioneers of the Turkic World - 15: Two Eternal Stars of Kyrgyz Art” gathered the Rector of the Bursa Uludağ University  Prof. Dr. Ahmet Saim Kılavuz, the Deputy Minister of Culture Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic Nirjigit Kadirbekov, the Director of the Turkish Cultural Center of Bursa Prof. Dr. Selçuk Kırlı, the Representative of Kyrgyzstan to TURKSOY Kojogeldi Kuluyev and relatives of the artists along with representatives of NGOs and students.

The conference which began with the opening of an exhibition of items on the life and work of Suymonkul Chokmorov and Tattibubu Tursunbayeva, two illustrious artists who left a great artistic heritage behind in the history of Kyrgyzstan  went on with an opening speech delivered by the Rector of the Bursa Uludağ University  Prof. Dr. Ahmet Saim Kılavuz. 

- Our guest students contribute to the development of intercultural exchanges - 

In the speech he delivered, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Saim Kılavuz expressed his pleasure to be hostğing such an immportant conference. The Rector who further said since the declaration of their independence, Turkic republics have considerably fostered their ties with Turkey  and added: “There are currently approximately 7 thousand students from 128 countries studying in our university which provides academic education for more than 70 thousand students in total. Our students from Kyrgyzstan are the 10th largest group of foreign students. Of course, we are happy to somehow contribute  to the good quality education of these students in  a positive atmosphere so that they can serve their country in the best way possible once they go back there. Fostering cultural exchange among Turkic peoples in the field of education  will contribute to their further rapprochement and I consider this conference as an important input in terms of the further strengthening of this mutual rapprochement through cultural exchanges.” 

- Turkic peoples are one and united - 

The Deputy Minister of Culture Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic Nirjigit Kadirbekov who also said a few words at the conference stressed that he was extremely excited about the idea to attend the conference before he came to Turkey and added that he felt as if he came from his “motherland” to his “fatherland”. Deputy Minister Kadirbekov further said: “Turkic peoples are one and united. Today, I saw that our kindred people from Turkey also sang our national anthem  with us. I was very impressed by that and I will share this experience with everyone once I am back in Kyrgyzstan. Thank you all very much.”  

-Culture and Art keep communities united - 

In the speech he delivered at the conference, the Director of the Turkish Cultural Center of Bursa Prof. Dr. Selçuk Kırlı said that the texts of the national anthems of Turkey and Kyrgyzstan are very similar  and that there are also many similarities between the texts of the national anthems other Turkic countries as well. Prof. Dr. Selçuk Kırlı who added that his dearest wish has always been to see Turkic peoples united in mutual solidarity further said: “In terms of evolutionary psychology, human communities always feel the need for art and culture to pursue their existence and thrive as soon as they are composed of more than 150 individuals. Indeed, art and culture both play a key role in their worldwide promotion as well as in the preservation of their existence and the transmission of their traditions to future generations. Of course, genetics also play a key role, but nurturing a community’s existence with culture is what matters most.”

-TURKSOY introduces illustrious personalities of the Turkic World to young generations - 

The Representative of Kyrgyzstan to TURKSOY, Mr. Kojogeldi Kuluyev who also delivered a speech at the event and stressed that the 14th conference of TURKSOY on Pioneers of the Turkic World was dedicated to the commemoration of illustrious personalities of Central Asia and the Balkans expressed his happiness about the fact that the 15th edition of this series of conferences is dedicated to two famous artists of Kyrgyzstan. Mr. Kuluyev concluded his speech extending his gratitude to all participants for having honoured this event with their presence.

The opening speeches were followed by a ceremony in which plaquettes were extended to participants in gratitude of their contribution. 

-Legendary Artists of Kyrgyz Cinema were commemorated at the  Ankara University of Music and Fine Arts-

The 15th Conference on Pioneers of the Turkic World went on with a commemorative event at the Ankara University of Music and Fine Arts.

The event hosted by the Rector of the Ankara University of Music and Fine Arts Erol Parlak who is also a well-known saz (long-neck lute) player of Turkey gathered the Deputy Secretary General of TURKSOY  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bilal Çakıcı, the Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to Ankara H. E. Kubanychbek  Omuraliyev, the Deputy Minister of Culture Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan   Nircigit Kadirbekov and representatives of diplomatic missions along with scholars and students.

Prior to the event, guests visited an exhibition featuring photographs of two legendary artists, Suymonkul Chokmorov and Tattibubu Tursunbayeva who left undelible traces in Kyrgyz cinema.

In the speech he delivered at the event, TURKSOY Deputy Secretary General Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bilal Çakıcı said that TURKSOY has been holding a series of conferences dedicated to Pioneers of the Turkic World since  2017 to introduce their legacy to large audiences and added: "Now, the 15th conference of this series is dedicated to famous artists of Kyrgyzstan, the great cinema artist and painter  Suymonkul Chokmorov and the cinema and theater actress  Tattybubu Tursunbayeva. This film was shot by the late, world famous Kyrgyz producer  Tolemish Okeyev. On this occasion, let me remind that Mr. Okeyev was the first ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Turkey and that he served as the Representative of Kyrgyzstan to TURKSOY in the last years of his life." 

The Rector of the Ankara University of Music and Fine Arts  Erol Parlak who also delivered a speech, stressed the fact that TURKSOY is assuming a very important duty and expressed his happiness as to the fact thay the university which has been established just  two years ago welcomes on of the many  events carried out by TURKSOY worldwide. The Rector further added that one of the fundamental duties of universities is to also contribute to the rapprochement of peoples, explore their cultural roots  and develop artistic projects to foster ties of friendship and brotherhood among them. Rector Parlak who said that this is the first project carried out in cooperation of the Ankara University of Music and Fine Arts  with TURKSOY concluded his speech expressing his wish as to the continuation of this cooperation with TURKSOY.

Ambassador Kubanychbek Omuraliyev extended his gratitude to all those who contributed to the event dedicated to the commemoration of two stars of the art of Kyrgyz cinema  Suymonkul Çokmorov and Tattibubu Tursunbayeva and touched upon the great success achieved by these illustrious artists in their relatively  short life.

The Deputy Minister of Culture Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan   Nircigit Kadirbekov, the Representative of Kyrgyzstan  to TURKSOY Kojogeldi Kuluyev and the Kyrgyz composer and actor Nurhan Tursunbayev who also took the floor at the event gave detailed information on the artists' life and work.

The event ended with the film “Red Apple” featuring Suymonkul Chokmorov and Tattibubu Tursunbayeva.