02 February 2010, Tuesday, 18:24

2010 is declared the Year of Achmet-Zaki Validi by TURKSOY

author: Alfia Agliullina | photo: Andrey Starostin

The international organization on joint development of Turk culture and art (TURKSOY) announced 2010 the Year of Achmet-Zaki Validi, the General Secretary of TURKSOY Dusen Kaseinov reported to “Bashinform” today. As he said, this decision has been reached at the end of the last year by the council of culture ministers of Turk-speaking countries in connection with the 120th anniversary of this prominent specialist of Turk culture.

“Today the memory about this outstanding scientist is revered in many Turk-countries: in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey etc. Many historians consider themselves his students and to remind the younger generation about his services is our direct duty” – the General Secretary of TURKSOY said.

On this occasion holding of various conferences and cultural arrangements, devoted to Achmet-Zaki Validi, is planned by all Turk countries-the members of TURKSOY.

Besides, The Days of science and culture of Bashkortostan will take place in May 2010 in Istanbul and similar action with the participation of foreign guests is scheduled in Ufa. Bashkortostan and TURKSOY intend to publish the catalogue, devoted to life and work of the scientist and the monument of Achmet-Zaki Validi will be installed at the Istanbul University.

As Dusen Kaseinov reported, Bashkortostan and TURKSOY possess wide experience of cooperation. Since 1993 the Republican creative collectives, masters of Arts, scientists and writers RB take the most active part in the arrangements, held under the aegis of TURKSOY, every year.

Thus, holding of the XIV meeting of TURKSOY Permanent Council in the capital RB in 2000 has become one of the important stages on consolidation of cooperation between Bashkortostan and TURKSOY. The international ballet show by Rudolph Nureev, the international Turk youth music fest “URAL MONO” and the international festival of Turk-speaking theaters “TUGANLYK” are held with participation and assistance of TURKSOY in our Republic.

Thanks to cooperation between TURKSOY and Ministry of culture and national politics RB more than 10 books in Bashkir and Turkish languages have been issued and these books have made a sizeable contribution to development of Bashkir culture at the international level.