Year of Magzhan Zhumabayev in Turkey
This year, the Turkic nations are marking the 125th birth anniversary of the great Kazakh poet, publicist, teacher and activist of the Alash liberation movement, Magzhan Zhumabayev. 2018 was declared the year of Magzhan Zhumabayev. The countries participating in the international TURKSOY organization will host more than 50 anniversary events. The start is given in the capital of the Turkic world, the cities of Kastamonu and Ankara. Representatives of more than 10 countries, including a delegation from the North-Kazakhstan region, the small homeland of the writer attended the conference. Creativity and uneasy biography of the poet are devoted to meetings and exhibitions. Moreover, Marat Konyrova's film "Magzhan" was showcased in Turkish. In addition, on the anniversary date a collection was published in the language of the Turkic branch, which included 26 songs of the classic of Kazakh poetry.
ASKAR KURMANBAYEV, ADVISOR TO TURKSOY GENERAL DIRECTOR:
- One of the major wars in Turkey is canakkale. 250,000 Turks died. When Magzhan Zhumabaev found out about this, he wrote with sympathy the poem titled "Alystagy bauryma". He wrote not only a poem, he collected gold and money from the Kazakh wealthy people to help the fraternal people. Therefore, the Turkish people love and respect the Kazakh enlightener.
ZHARASBAI SULEIMENOV, CHIEF EDITOR, ‘MAGZHAN’ JOURNAL:
- it is necessary to begin familiarizing the Turkic world with the work of Magzhan Zhumabayev via these events. During the conference, literary scholars delivered reports, told interesting stories about the life and work of the writer, recalled the poet's exploits for the benefit of the Turkic-speaking brothers and read excerpts from Magzhan's deep works. Magzhan is a patriot. Young people should know about him and should imbue with the spirit of Magzhan. This is why the event is of great importance.