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Turkmenistan in the 30th Anniversary of Independence

Turkmenistan in the 30th Anniversary of Independence

  •  Thursday, October 7, 2021
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A conference on "Turkmenistan in the 30th Anniversary of Independence" was held by the Turkish World Studies Application and Research Center of our university. Our Rector Prof. Dr. Bünyamin Şahin, Turkmenistan Ankara Ambassador İşankuli Amanlıyev, academic and administrative staff and students attended the conference.

Making the opening speech of the conference, Director of Turkish World Studies Application and Research Center Prof. Dr. Ömer Faruk Sönmez stated that the center has carried out 15 programs so far and said that the program held today is very meaningful in terms of celebrating the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence. Saying that as the Turkish world, common aspects will be brought to the fore more, Sönmez thanked the Ambassador for his participation and our Rector for their support.

President of the Afghan Turks Association Rahime Kahraman, in her speech, stated that Turkmenistan celebrated the 30th anniversary of its independence and thanked those who contributed to the organization of the program.

Speaking at the program, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Ankara İşankuli Amanlıyev stated that he is very pleased to be in Tokat on the 30th anniversary of the independence of Turkmenistan, which is celebrated with many events in Turkmenistan and abroad. Stating that Turkey was the first country to recognize the independence of Turkmenistan, Amanlıyev stated that as a result of the determined attitudes of the two states, Turkmen-Turkish relations reached a high level during the years of independence. Stating that the strong relations that unite the peoples of the two countries, the common historical and cultural values dating back to centuries are an important condition for the development of Turkmen-Turkish cooperation, Amanlıyev concluded his speech by thanking our Rector for his support in the organization of the program.

In his speech, our Rector Prof. Dr. Bünyamin Şahin said that our university has around 37 thousand students, and the number of foreign students increased from 150 to 3500 in a short time. Expressing that Turkmenistan is one of the 3 countries with the highest number of foreign students, our Rector stated that our university's International Student Office takes care of all the needs of the students. Rector Prof. Dr. Bünyamin Şahin expressed his pleasure to host the Turkmenistan Ankara Ambassador İşankuli Amanlıyev in Tokat for the second time. Rector Şahin ended his speech by thanking Ömer Faruk Sönmez and the Ambassador and students for their participation.

After the speeches, in the program where Turkmenistan introductory video was watched, a poem was read by our students Maksat Gurbanov and Mekan Maksadov. Afterwards, the conference titled “Turkmenistan in the 30th Anniversary of Independence” was held by its Instructor Dr. Abdulkadir Ergün from Sivas Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Education. After the conference, Turkmenistan Ankara Ambassador İşankuli Amanlıyev presented the certificate of appreciation to Instructor Dr. Abdulkadir Ergün