Photography Exhibition dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the Independence of Turkic republics in Bilecik
The photography exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the independence of Turkic republics was inaugurated in Bilecik in cooperation of TURKSOY with the Şeyh Edebali University on March 30th, 2021.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition featuring photographs from founding member countries of TURKSOY Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan gathered TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen Kasseinov, the Rector of the Şeyh Edebali University Prof. Dr. Şükrü Beydemir, the Mayor of Bilecik Semih Şahin, the Director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Bilecik, and the Chairman of the Friendship Association of Bilecik and Azerbaijan Rafiq Gurbanov along with many guests.
Guests who attended the opening ceremony held in the library of the university examined the photographs taken by the best photographers of the Turkic World on the 30th anniversary of the independence of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. At the exhibition, guests also had the opportunity to get acquainted with publications of TURKSOY.
In the speech he delivered at the event, the Rector Prof. Dr. Baydemir said that he closely follows up activities carried out by TURKSOY and added: "We are very happy to inaugurate this major exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the independence of Turkic republics in our university. We are also pleased about the fact that TURKSOY will be offereing all its publications displayed here today to our university. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to TURKSOY for this precious gift and kind gesture as we are celebrating the Week of Libraries. Such events will foster the rapprochement among our peoples and contribute to the further strengthening of our mutual ties of brotherhood."
TURKSOY Secretary General who also said a few words at the event stressed that: “Thanks to the valuable support of its member countries, TURKSOY invests considerable efforts in the realization of many projects aiming at the cultural and artistic interaction among our peoples. As part of these efforts, we are pursuing celebrations of the anniversary of the independence of Turkic republics with great joy and enthusiasm with this exhibition featuring works by the best photographers of the Turkic World. Our exhibition is being held in many cities of the Turkic World. Our dearest wish is to further hold similar events aiming at the promotion of Turkic World culture and art on an international scale throughout this year in which we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the independence of Turkic republics.’’
The exhibition held by TURKSOY and dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the independence of its founding member countries features photographs of landscapes, historical and architectural monuments as well as cultural and artistic impressions from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. This exhibition which was held in various cities of Turkey such as Ankara, Izmir, Isparta and Denizli until today will take place in different cities throughout the year.