On October 14, 2021, the presentation of the book of the President of Turkmenistan "White City Ashgabat" in Turkish language took place in the conference-hall of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The event was attended by rectors, professors and lecturers of higher educational institutions of the country, editors-in-chief of newspapers, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Turkmenistan, faculty and students of the IIR of the MFA of Turkmenistan. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Turkey, professors and lecturers of Turkish scientific centers and higher educational institutions also participated in the event via video link.
Opening the event, Rector of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan J.Gurbangeldiyev noted that publication of this book in Turkish language adds to a number of already well-known works of the President. The Rector, after describing the sections of the book reflecting the history, present and future of the capital, also mentioned the objects included in the “Guinness Book of Records.”
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Turkmenistan T.Oral also spoke at the presentation, stressing that the pages of the book contained remarkable views of the capital. He noted that this informative and interesting book would give Turkish readers an opportunity to become better acquainted with the beauty of the Turkmen capital. This work, containing extensive information about the capital of Turkmenistan, is a rich source for the world community from a scientific, historical and philosophical point of view.
Speaking on the Turkish side, Director of the Turkish think tank ANKASAM, Professor M.Erol, docent of the Ankara University B.Saryyev, doctor of the Haci Bayram Veli University E.Yilmaz emphasized that the work reflects the love of the Head of State for the motherland, the Turkmen capital and his native people.
Speaking at the event, Rector of the Turkmen State Institute of Architecture and Construction P. Orazov noted that Ashgabat is the image of Turkmenistan, which shows the world community the country’s successes achieved during the years if independence. Editors-in-chief of newspapers “Ashgabat” and “Watan” A.Mammedov and T.Kakayeva in their speeches emphasized the importance of the books of the President of Turkmenistan in Turkish for the people of both countries. They note that this book was another contribution to the history of Turkmen-Turkish relations.
At the end of the event, the participants adopted an Address to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.