On March 21, Turkish city of Eskisehir, -which was the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2013- had symbolically passed the honorary title to the capital of Tatarstan- Kazan (Russia) in 2014. 

The ceremony took place at the Anadolu University and was organized by administration of Eskisehir province and public organization Turksoy.

The event was attended by guests from 30 countries of the Turkic world.

TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen Kaseinov noted that the title of cultural capital of the Turkic world was very suitable for Eskisehir.  More than 250 international events were held there during the year.  He also expressed hope that Kazan, accepting the ‘flag’ from Eskisehir will exalt it even higher.

The Crimean Tatar singer Jamala performed at the end of the ceremony.  She thanked the Republic of Turkey for moral support during these troublesome for Crimean Tatars days.  Jamala performed under the Crimean Tatar national flag.  

QHA