Flower laying ceremonies to the Monument of Makhtumkuli took place in a number of cities of Turkey
On June 25, 2021, the Embassy of Turkmenistan in the Republic of Turkey organized a flower laying ceremony to the monument of the great philosopher located in the park of “Turkmenistan”. The event was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Independence of Turkmenistan and the proclamation of the 2021 in the country as “Turkmenistan – the Homeland of Peace and Trust”, as well as to the Day of Cultural and Art Workers of Turkmenistan and Poetry of Makhtumkuli Fragi.
The representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Embassy of Turkmenistan, Turkmen-Turkish Friendship Society, public organizations, city municipality, representatives of TURKSOY, faculty members of the institutions of higher education, as well as Turkmen students and mass media took part in the event.
The Secretary-general of TURKSOY, Vice-mayor of Ankara city, docent of the Istanbul University and others gave speeches at the event. The speakers noted the important role of the literary heritage of Makhtumkuli for the Turkic world, people of the East and the world in general.
A similar event was held on the 24th of June 2021 in the Central park of the city of Yozgat, and was attended by the Mayor of the city Jelal Köse, Mayor of the Yozgat province Ziya Polat, Rector of the Bozok University of the city of Yozgat Ahmet Karadag, and the representatives of the Embassy of Turkmenistan.
During his speech, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Turkey I.Amanliyev told about the work carried out and events on the popularization of the literary heritage of Makhtumkuli Fragi.
After the ceremony, a scientific conference took place in the Bozok University on the occasion of the Day of Makhtumkuli, during which the Ambassador Turkmenistan, City and Province Mayors, Rector of the Bozok University, Docent of the University of Ankara and others gave speeches.