Turkic world journalists gathered in its cultural capital
Today, in the city of Turkestan the 1st International Forum of Journalists on “The Turkic World and the Information space”, organized by the International Turkic Academy (TWESCO) in cooperation with the South Kazakhstan region's Administration.
Heads of International organizations, leaders of the influential mass media and famous journalists from Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bashkortostan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tatarstan, Turkey and Kazakhstan, as well as public figures and intellectuals participated in the event.
At the opening ceremony of the Forum, moderated by the President of the Academy Darkhan Kydyrali, Akim of the South Kazakhstan region Zhanseit Tuimebayev congratulated all participants and said that this forum was one of the important events within the framework of “Turkestan - the cultural capital of the Turkic world”. He also wished success to the participants of the Forum dedicated to the issues of the common information space.
In addition, the head of the TWESCO read a congratulatory letter of the Minister of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan Dauren Abayev, who provided great support to the media forum that gathered journalists of the Turkic world.
International forum consisted of two panel sessions dedicated to the exchange of information between countries and the creation of the common channel of Turkic states.
A member of the Board of the Union of Azerbaijani press, Chief Editor of the Şark newspaper Akif Ashyrli Valiyev, Chief Editor of Uzbek Turkistan press Information Agency Ulugbek Asrorov, Chief Editor of the national newspaper "Aikyn" Nurtore Zhusip, Chief Editor of the Turkish State news agency Anadolu Ajansı Faruk Tokat, the executive secretary of main Kyrgyz official newspaper "Kyrgyz tuusu" Nazarbek Baizhigitov, the expert of Turkish Yeniçağ newspaper Kürşad Zorlu made reports on the exchange of information in the Turkic world at the first session of the meeting. The participants of the session moderated by D.Kydyrali exchanged views about the Turkic integration which could not be complete until the information policy would be joint.
Project manager of the Turkic Council Ceyhun Sakhverdiyev, director of the TRT-Avaz TV channel Murat Akkoç, Director of the EURELIZ Media and Strategic Communications company located in Brussels, journalist Eli Hadzhieva, deputy director of the Kabar Kyrgyz National news agency Tynychtyk Karymshakov, editor of the program of the Turkish NTV channel Ahmet Yeşïltepe, Chief Editor of the newspaper "President and people" participated in the second session of the meeting moderated by the deputy chairman of "Khabar" Agency Rinat Kertayev. Participants of the second session discussed in details and made recommendations on the idea of creation a common channel of the Turkic world, proposed by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev at the Bodrum Summit in 2014.
In addition, within the Forum head of the TWESCO proposed to create "Club of Friends of Kazakhstan" near the International Turkic Academy which will promote spiritual revival of the country, new initiatives and successful practices. Moreover, the first winners of the Academy’s Ismail Gaspıralı International Media Award, established for the purpose of stimulating and rewarding work of journalists who have contributed to the promotion of the Turkic world, were awarded.
It should be noted that organizers of the Forum prepared a special cultural program to the foreign participants, and made a tour of the historical and cultural places of South Kazakhstan.
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