Turkmenistan’s Anev City Named Cultural Capital of the Turkic World for 2024

Turkmenistan's Anev City Named Cultural Capital of the Turkic World for 2024
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Astana in Kazakhstan was nominated as the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World in 2012, followed by Turkistan in Kazakhstan, which received the nomination in 2017.

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Anev City in Turkmenistan has been chosen as the upcoming Cultural Capital of the Turkic World for 2024, succeeding Shusha City in Azerbaijan.

In 2010, the concept of the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World was initiated during the Istanbul International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) summit. Per the resolution, a city from Turkic World countries is designated as the “cultural capital” annually.

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture, Adil Kerimli, participated in the ceremony and emphasized the many events held in Shusha, which celebrated the diverse cultural heritage of Azerbaijan and the wider Turkic world.

Adil Kerimli, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture, highlighted the ongoing restoration of historical and cultural sites in Shusha, aiming to revive its cultural vibrancy. Meanwhile, Turkmenistan’s Minister of Culture, Atageldi Shamuradov, expressed optimism for cultural cooperation among Turkic states and praised the initiatives led by TURKSOY.

During the ceremony, attendees viewed a video presentation showcasing Anev, which was succeeded by a concert featuring skilled artists and emerging talents from Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Astana in Kazakhstan was nominated as the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World in 2012, followed by Turkistan in Kazakhstan, which received the nomination in 2017.

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Binayak - based in Kathmandu - is an editor and author writing for eTurboNews.

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