Ankara symposium dedicated to the 25th independence anniversary of Turkic-speaking countries
October 7, 2016

An international symposium «Turkic Countries in their 25th Independence Anniversary» started its work on 6th October in Ankara. The event was organised by the Ahmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkic University in cooperation with some government agencies of Turkey such as Turkic International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), Turkish Historical Society, Ankara Political and Economic Research Center (ASEM), as well as Turkic cooperation institutions as the Turkic Council, TurkPA, Turkic Academy and TURKSOY.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ahmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkic University Mr. Musa Yildiz opened that gathering with a welcome address.

While speaking at the opening session Mr. Sauytbek Abdrakhmanov, member of Majilis (Lower House) of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, representative of the TurkPA Chairman-in-Office, said that from the first days of existence as a sovereign state Kazakhstan has pursued a far-sighted policy that facilitated enormous changes. The Kazakh MP noted that Turkey was the first country to recognise Kazakhstan’s independence and expressed gratitude to the Turkish people for their cordial support and sincerity.

During the Session on "Diplomatic Perspective: Republic of Turkey-Turkic Republics Relations" the Azerbaijani Ambassador Faig Bagirov, Kazakhstan Ambassador Canseyit Tuymebayev, Kyrgyzstan Ambassador Ibragim Junusov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan Ulfat Kadyrov with Turkmenistan Ambassador İshankul Amanliyev gave information about the relationship of their countries with Turkey during the period on 25 years of independence.

Yasawi Arts Society gave a concert during the symposium.