‘Kok Tu’ society established in Ankara
The ‘Kok Tu’ society established in Ankara sets a goal of promoting the Kazakh culture, traditions, and customs among Kazakhs living in Turkey as well as improving relations with representatives of other nations. Creators of the center intend to gather under one roof both the Kazakh diaspora and the Kazakh youth, who are studying in Turkish schools and universities.
LYAZZAT MULAZIMOGLU, CHAIRWOMAN, KAZAKH SOCIETY:
- Our society is called ‘Kok Tu.’ We plan to introduce the Kazakh culture. Our traditions and customs are very similar to each other. In addition, we will work together to strengthen relations.
Representatives of the cultural society highlighted that this association was simply necessary for the Kazakh diaspora in Turkey. There was no such alliance among Kazakhs relocated to Turkey. Chief Counselor to the President of Turkey Yalcın Topcu believes that such cultural societies help develop cooperation between the fraternal society.
YALCIN TOPCU, CHIEF COUNSELOR TO PRESIDENT OF TURKEY:
- We must increase the number of NGOs in the Turkic world since such communities are an indicator of democratic development in the country.
As part of the event, the ‘Kazakh-Turkish relations in sources of Ottoman archives’ exhibition was organized. The Kazakh fashion house also demonstrated its national clothing.