19 February 2010, Friday, 15:06
author: news-agency "Bashinform" | photo: Andrey Starostin
Solemn awarding ceremony of TURKSOY laureates in sphere of journalism has taken place in Ankara, the news-agency “Tatar-Inform” reports, referring to the news-service of Tatarstan’s Ministry of culture.
The aim of the award’s constitutors is the encouragement of journalists for active coverage of TURKSOY activity, aimed at exposure, preservation and popularization of the Turk world’s cultural heritage. TURKSOY is the initiator of the great number of cultural actions: scientific symposiums, exhibitions and concerts. The organization traditionally holds the Opera Days, international festivals of theatrical art and creative laboratories of painters and photographers.
Along with the General Secretary of TURKSOY Dusen Kaseinov the chairman of the parliamentary group for cooperation with Azerbaijan of Turkish Republic, deputy of Turkish Parliament Mustafa Kabakchi, the advisor Turkish Minister of culture Ismet Yelmaz, the advisor Turkish Minister of culture Kemal Fakhir Gench and representatives of mass-media and the diplomatic corps, accredited in Ankara, have taken part in the ceremony.
The Turkish mass-media (TPT and the Anatolian agency) as well as the foreign ones (“AZ-TV” and “AZERTADJ” – Azerbaijan and “ITAR-TASS – Russia) are found in the list of the laureates.
The General Director of TURKSOY Dusen Kaseinov marked in his opening speech the importance of the role of journalists in coverage of the cultural events, aimed at development of cooperation between Turk nations and preservation of general Turk cultural values for future generations. “We are happy and ready to cooperate with the press in sphere of culture and art because TURKSOY is the window of Turk culture and Turk activists into the global space. I hope the number of laureates will increase next year and with your help our spiritual values will occupy the appropriate place in the world cultural environment”.
Representatives of Tatarstan’s mass-media will be also rewarded with the TURKSOY Award in sphere of journalism. The ceremony will take place on March during the official visit of Dusen Kaseinov to Kazan.
It should be noted that the similar visit of TURKSOY General Secretary Dusen Kaseinov to Ufa has taken place on February 2, 2010. That time he has presented the TURKSOY Awards in sphere of journalism to Bashkir journalists. The news-agency “Bashinform” and Republican journalists Alda Valeeva, Flura Sultanova, Samiga Gafarova and Gaziz Usupov were rewarded with the honorable diplomas.