Participants of the launch ceremony of events on the occasion of declaring the city of Anau the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2024


Dear participants of the celebration! Dear guests! I sincerely congratulate you on the launch ceremony of events on the occasion of declaring the city of Anau the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2024 by the International Organization of Turkic Culture - TURKSOY! Today, independent neutral Turkmenistan, consistently increasing its partnership with the states of the planet and international organizations, remains committed to the status of permanent neutrality, which allows us to successfully promote a systematic course towards maintaining peace, ties of friendship and brotherhood on a global scale. Within the framework of a targeted cultural policy, which is progressive, cultural and humanitarian dialogue with members of the world community, especially with the Turkic states, comes to the fore. International interaction in the field of culture between Turkmenistan and TURKSOY is also intensifying, as exemplified by the announcement of the city of Mary as the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2015. To commemorate the mentioned event, dozens of thematic events were held with the participation of guests from Turkic states. All of them were held at a high level and entered the annals of history. The cultural events that are organized today by TURKSOY in Turkmenistan and in the Turkic states serve as a factor in strengthening the foundations of friendly relations. With the participation of cultural and artistic figures, poets and prose writers, artists from member countries of the Organization, many concerts, creative meetings and exhibitions are held. Such events, in turn, play a big role in the popularization of the spiritual and cultural values of the Turkic peoples and the wide exchange of experience. Dear participants of the ceremony! TURKSOY declared 2024 the “Year of the great poet and thinker of the Turkic world - Magtymguly Fragi”, and the city of Anau - the cultural capital of the Turkic world, and this has a special meaningful message, since these glorious events resonate with the celebrations commemorating the 300th anniversary of the outstanding thinker and classic poet of the East Magtymguly Fragi. The poems of the titan of wisdom and the genius of artistic expression, which sound like an appeal to friendship, brotherhood, unification, peaceful coexistence and humanism, have penetrated the hearts and minds of people. Today, his works, filled with wisdom, have resulted in a melody of unity, friendship and brotherhood, which is heard in all parts of the world - both in Turkic and other countries of the world. The proclamation in Turkmenistan of the motto for 2024 “The Fount of the Mind of Magtymguly Fragi” is a manifestation of deep respect by the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Hero-Arkadag, for the poet and thinker, and this in turn is an obvious factor in increasing the glory of the wise Fragi throughout the Earth. Dear compatriots! Anau is one of the ancient cities that played an amazing role in the glorious history of our people. It contains monuments of national culture and past times. In 1904, archaeological excavations took place on the Anau hills, as a result of which a lot of valuable information was discovered about the agricultural culture that rapidly developed here during the Chalcolithic era. During archaeological expeditions in the cultural layers of the Copper-Stone Age, fragments of the walls of buildings, tools, and ceramic products were identified. Among the finds are grains of wheat Ak Bugday. This fact became the reason for the construction of the National Museum “Ak bugdaý” in the city of Anau. After the mentioned discoveries, the archaeological culture of the Chalcolithic era received the name “Anau culture”, which created a sensation in the world scientific community. In the middle of the 20th century, several more monuments of the Anau culture were discovered. The heyday of the Anau fortress, located on the Great Silk Road, occurred during the Middle Ages, and now our modern city of Anau is flourishing on the same scale, which is systematically built up with social infrastructure facilities. Dear friends! I hope that the upcoming cultural events on the occasion of the announcement of the city of Anau as the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2024 will further strengthen the bonds of friendship and brotherhood between the member countries of TURKSOY. The program is very rich, it includes the International Scientific Conference “Ancient Anau Culture”, the media forum “Turkmen Land - the Center of Ancient Civilizations”, an exhibition of works by artists, masters of fine and decorative arts and works by photographers of the Turkic peoples. I am confident that all these events will contribute to the development of creative partnership between representatives of the culture and art of our peoples. Dear ceremony participants! Dear guests! Once again, I sincerely congratulate you on the launch ceremony of events on the occasion of TURKSOY declaring the city of Anau the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2024! I wish you good health, family well-being and creative success! President of Turkmenistan Serdar BERDIMUKHAMEDOV.


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