Kazakhstan and Turkey are celebrating 25 years of establishment of diplomatic relations. Ankara hosted Kazakhstan’s Days of Culture. The book and photo exhibitions were organized at the Yunus Emre center in order to acquaint locals with Kazakhstan’s spiritual heritage. The Turkish audience learned about Kazakhstan’s nature and sights as well as discovered the atmosphere of modern Kazakhstan. Admirers of literature got acquainted with quotations of well-known Kazakh writers translated into Turkish.

ABZAL SAPARBEKULY, KAZAKH AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY:

- The primary goal of this event is realization of President's ideas about spiritual resurgence. The organization of such events helps showing the rich world of art and traditions of our people. I want to congratulate all Turkic peoples and our fraternal Turkish people with this holiday.

Ankara hosted a festive concert as part of Kazakhstan’s days of culture. Representatives of culture, state and public figures, diplomats, the Secretary General of the International TURKSOY Organization as well as representatives of Kazakh diaspora attended the gala evening. Folk songs, the kui performances and Kazakh traditional dances were staged at the concert.

NURAN KAMZIN, ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT OF ‘KAZAKH MUSIC’ JSC:

- In my opinion, the concert performances were successful. The audience welcomed each performance very enthusiastically and with big ovation. The program was very interesting. We presented Kazakh folk dances and songs to the public. We also wanted to make a surprise by presenting famous Turkish songs and dances and the audience enjoyed them.

BUKRE GOKDOGAN, SPECTATOR:

- The concert was wonderful. We are returning home with inspiration. I think that such events help the people to better understand the culture, get acquainted with traditions and music. We have a lot of similarities. I wish these concerts are organized more often.

The highlight of the concert program was the famous Nogai singer Arslanbek Sultanbekov. He performed the "Dombyra" song written in Turkey with the Turkic Otau ensemble. The festive events will be held in other cities of Turkey, too.

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