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The Academy hosted a joint event with the Hungarian Embassy

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Today, the International Turkic Academy (TWESCO) together with the Hungarian Embassy in Kazakhstan organized a photo exhibition titled "Shamans and Rituals" based on research of a Hungarian ethnographer, Professor Mihai Hoppal.

Famous statesmen and public figures, distinguished Turkologists, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Kazakhstan and journalists attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition.


The opening ceremony was opened by Mr. Darkhan Kydyrali, the Head of the Academy. He spoke about the work of famous Hungarian scientist Mihai Hoppal, who was the author of the exhibition, especially about his research of nomadic peoples and Shamanism. He also talked about solid cooperation and research projects between Hungary and the Turkic Academy.

Member of the Council of Elders of the Turkic Council Adil Akhmetov, Professor at Nazarbayev University Uli Shamiloglu, famous scholars Orazak Smagulov and Bolat Komekov expressed their opinion on the Hungarian-Turkic spiritual ties.

As we informed earlier, Hungary's application for the observer status at the Turkic Academy was unanimously approved at unofficial meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Turkic Council held within the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in September 2017. On this occasion, D. Kydyrali expressed his gratitude to Mr. Andris Barani, the Ambassador of Hungary to the Republic of Kazakhstan. In addition, within the solemn ceremony, A. Barani was awarded a diploma For his invaluable contribution to strengthening the relationship among the people with the common historic roots and to deepening their cooperation in the field of science and education.



In his turn, the Ambassador thanked the staff of the Turkic Academy for the study and promotion of nomadic cultures. In addition, the Ambassador A. Barani has solemnly handed Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary, which was appointed according to the decree of the President of Hungary, to the head of the TWESCO Darkhan Kydyrali.


Recall that Hungary's highest state award was appointed in August this year by the Hungarian Prime Minister for the contribution to strengthening scientific and cultural relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Hungary, as well as for the contribution to the preservation of the valuable work of famous Turkologist Istvan Kongur Mandoki.


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Владимир Михайлович Алпатов
Шығыстанушы, лингвист, филология ғылымдарының докторы