Nur-Sultan hosted the International Conference “Turkistan – the spiritual capital of the Turkic world” organized by the Library of the First President of Kazakhstan – Elbasy, the Kazakh Culture and sports ministry and the Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation.
Akim of Turkestan region Omirzak Shukeyev, Secretary General of the Turkic Council Bagdat Amreyev, president of the International Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali, adviser to the president of the Republic of Turkey Yalchin Topchu, Minister of Culture and sports of Kazakhstan Aktoty Raimkulova, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Shakhrat Nuryshev, head of the Library of the First President of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Bakytzhan Temirbolat, TURKSOY Deputy Secretary General Bilal Çakıcı, Managing Director of the Corporate Fund “Elbasy Academy” Murat Zhumanbai and heads of scientific organizations of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and well-known scientists took part.
The meeting was devoted to the outcome discussion of the informal summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking states (Turkic Council), held on March 31, 2021.
During the conference, the participants made informative reports on the historical and cultural place of the city of Turkistann which is the center of all Turks, as well as the role of Elbasy N. A. Nazarbayev in Turkic integration.
Speaking at the meeting, head of the Academy Darkhan Kydyrali noted the historical significance of the summit and stated that it is a significant event that will strengthen cooperation between the fraternal countries.
– The Turkistan declaration was adopted as the main event at the summit, which determined the status and gave impetus to the potential of Turkistan, strengthened its roots and brotherhood and declared Turkistan the spiritual capital of the Turkic world. At the same time, the Turkistan declaration can be considered as another serious step towards consolidating Kazakhstan’s leadership positions in the Turkic world,” Darkhan Kydyrali stressed.
Also rector of the Ahmet Yassawi Zhanar Temirbekova, archaeologist Zeynolla Samashev, head of the Department “Fundamentals of Philosophy and spirituality” of the Uzbek national university named after Mirza Ulugbek Niginakhon Shermukhamedova, director of the Center for Political Studies of the Institute of Philosophy, Political Science and religious studies of the Kazakh Ministry of education and science Aidar Amrebayev, associate professor of the L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University Zhaksylyk Sabitov made presentations during the event.