Presentation of the logo of Bursa, the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2022

Wednesday, 29 December 2021

The logo and the programme of activities scheduled to take place in Bursa the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2022 throughout the year was presented in a press conference.

The press conference held in the Merinos Ataturk Congress and Cultural Center  gathered the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, the Deputy Secretary General of TURKSOY Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bilal Çakıcı, the Governor of  Bursa Yakup Canbolat,  the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality of Bursa Alinur Aktaş and MPs of the AK Party from Bursa along with representatives of various institutions and organizations as well as members of the press media.

Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy who said that TURKSOY aims at the unity of the Turkic World and relentlessly pursues its activities to promote Turkic peoples as heirs of a rich culture and to introduce them to the world  along with all their cultural values and traditions so as to make sure that their culture is being duely appreciated on a global scale.

Minister Ersoy who also touched upon the importance of the cultural and historical heritage of Bursa said that this city will duely bare the title of Cultural Capital of the Turkic World and added: “This prestigious title which was first born by the city of Astana in 2012 went over to Eskişehir, Kazan, Merv, Sheki, Turkistan, Kastamonu, Osh and Khiva in the following years and now it is Bursa which holds it this year. This is a precious opportunity  to introduce Bursa to the world in the best way possible. Indeed, this is a city which literally determined  the course of history from  Bithynia to Lydia, the Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Anatolian, Seljuk and Ottoman empires. Bursa and Cumalıkızık are in fact the cradle of the history of the evolution of the Kai tribe to the Ottoman Empire. Hence, this is where the course of the history of the world started  changing. This region is also inscribed in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Nicaea which is in the historical center of the city  still stands for the most ancient, rich and elegant incarnation of culture and art from tumuli to historical buildings and ceramic tiles.”

The Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality of Bursa Mr.  Alinur Aktaş who also took the floor at the press conference said: “It is a great pleasure for us to see the results of efforts we invested in the promotion of our city on an international scale. Indeed. We will  not only be introducing our city  the Turkic World and the world in general but also promoting traditions and customs of the Turkic World to all countries worldwide thanks to activities carried out under the auspices of TURKSOY. Bursa has an ancient history throughout which it hosted various civilizations. This Turkish city which was also the capital of the Ottoman Empire  is the fourth biggest city of the Republic of Turkey. As such, it does not only feature a rich historical and cultural heritage but also impresses with its beautiful nature, its agriculture and tourism. This is why we do strongly appreciate the selection of Bursa as Cultural Capital of the Turkic World”.

Mayor Aktaş who also presented the logo of Bursa as the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World 2022 gave detailes information regarding activities foreseen to be carried out throughout this year.

The presentation meeting ended with a group photograph.