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The 3rd Festival of Literature and Books of Turkic World kicked off

24-05-2024 [ 15:12 ] [ read:211 ]
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The 2nd Festival of Literature and Books of the Turkic World has today opened in the park of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.

Anar Rzayev, chairman of the Writers' Union and a popular writer, kicked off the festival by discussing the value of literature in our life. According to him, the festival is being held with the intention of introducing the younger generation and kids to the pertinent literature that has been written in our nation recently, hence igniting their interest in reading.

Isa Habibbayli, the president of ANAS, described today's celebration as a historic occasion given the total integrity of our regions. He stressed the festival's significance and mentioned how much it will advance our literary canon.

Academician Nizami Jafarov underlined the President's assertion in his address that "we have no family other than the Turks." He claimed that Turkish literature has given rise to a number of notable authors and notable figures.

It should be noted that the festival is supported by the official information support of Bizim.Media, which includes the support of the Heritage Foundation, International Turkish Academy, TURKSOY, Yunus Emre Institute, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan Writers' Union, the International Turkish Authors Union, the Azerbaijan Culture Committee, ANAS, Baku City Executive Authority and International Turkish Culture.

The festival will continue till the 31st May.

Each day of the festival, which will last eight days in ANAS Park (Huseyn Javid Avenue), will be dedicated to a certain country - Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

We would like to notify you that the festival will feature poetry classes, talks, book presentations, scientific conferences, concert programmes, and events honouring the anniversaries of notable writers. Prominent scientists, authors, and publishers from Turkic nations will be on hand to celebrate these events. A display of handicrafts on applied art will take place concurrently with new releases from different publishing companies.