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MAYOR ALTINOK: ARTISTS ARE OUR VESSELS THAT FEED US

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MAYOR ALTINOK: ARTISTS ARE OUR VESSELS THAT FEED US

Mayor of Keçiören, Turgut Altınok, in the speech that he gave in the program of book promotion of Great Kazakh Bard Jambıl Jabayev said that “bards, artists and writers are our veins and memories which feed us. Jambil Jabayev is a very strong representative of our culture and literature. It is very important to get inspiration from this culture and to live with this inspiration."

Organized by Keçiören Municipality, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Union of Eurasian Writers, the Great Kazakh Bard Jambıl Jamayev`s Book Promotion program was held at Necip Fazıl Kısakürek Theater Hall. The program was attended by the Mayor of Keçiören, Turgut Altınok, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Ankara Abzal Saparbekuly, President of the Eurasian Writers Union, Yakup Ömeroğlu, political party representatives and citizens. In the program which was presented by Associate Professor Cemile Kınacı and Translator-Editor Ufuk Tuzman, the life and literature of Jambil Jabayev described and a mini concert was also organized by Kök Tuğ Art Association.

“WE SHOULD KEEP OUR VALUES ALIVE TO ABIDE”

President Altınok emphasized unity and solidarity in his speech in the book promotion program. Altınok said, “Turkish civilization is a great civilization and has a great cultural richness. We have to keep our values alive in order to survive, to be unique in the world and to stay alive in the world of wolves. It is also our duty to promote and sustain such cultural values. ”

WE MUST PROVIDE UNION IN LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT”

Stating that the greatness of the states and nations is in direct proportion with the developments in art, culture and literature, President Altınok continued his speech as follows:

“We know and keep our culture spring alive. We are sister states with Kazakhstan, whose values, history, language, culture and art are one. As İsmail Gaspıralı said, we have to achieve unity in language and opinion. We owe our gratitude to our architects, artisans, artists, minstrels, to our architects of opinion who carried us from the past to the future. Kazakhstan has developed significantly since the day it gained its independence and Nursultan Nazarbayev has become an important building block in this context. We will not come to the game of those who say we divide, make it very small, take whatever they have.”

AMBASSADOR SAPARBEKULY: KEÇİÖREN IS THE CAPITAL OF TURKISH CULTURE

Abzal Saparbekuly, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Ankara, said that they consider Keçiören as the capital of Turkish culture and thanked President Altınok for his contributions.

At the end of the program, flowers, gifts and plaques were presented, and a signature ceremony was held in the field of book promotion and cocktail.

13.02.2020