In the beginning of October “TURKSOY” organization celebrated its 20th anniversary. Jubilee celebration was marked by a grand concert in Turkey with participation of artists from all TURKSOY member-countries. On October 2, the 31st meeting of the permanent council of ministers of culture of the Turkic countries and autonomous regions took place. During the meeting, the decision to launch international song contest Türkvizyon was taken. In addition, program of ‘TURKSOY’ activities for 2014 have been approved during the meeting. The program includes the international contest “Oriental Bazar”, which takes place in Crimea. In the framework of the celebration, Ministers of culture of Turkic countries have been awarded honoring medals. Advisor to the secretary-general of TURKSOY, the Crimean Ismet Zaatov was one of them. Note: The International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) is an international cultural organization, uniting the Turkic countries and regions. The main purpose of the organization is collaboration between the Turkic people to preserve, develop and pass on to future generations the common material and cultural values and monuments of Turkic people. TURKSOY headquarters are located in Ankara, the current secretary-general of the organization if Dusen Kaseinov, former Minister of culture and information of Kazakhstan.

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