The International Days of Turkic Culture and Heritage officially began in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, on October 4. The event, which is taking place at the Kazakhstan Concert Hall, provides a fascinating overview of the history and culture of Shusha, a city known for its rich Turkic heritage, TuraNews.kz reports.
Gunai Efendiyeva, President of the Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation, greeted the official representatives and delegates from government agencies of Kazakhstan. She emphasized the importance of Shusha as a unifying cultural center not only for Azerbaijan, but for the entire Turkic world. She noted: “Shusha is a unique cultural treasure both for Azerbaijan and for the Turkic world as a whole.”
As part of the cultural program, a documentary film was presented about the life and contribution of poetess Khurshidbanu Natavan. In addition, the performance of singer Gulnara Khalilova with the work “National Costume of Karabakh” attracted the attention of the audience. Renowned designer Gulnara Khalilova stated: “When I create collections, my goal is to reflect real, authentic and historical clothing that demonstrates our national spiritual values and uniqueness. This resonates throughout the world.”
Shusha Days in Kazakhstan is intended to be a platform for cultural exchange and celebration, helping to deepen ties between Turkic communities and highlighting the common heritage and values that unite them.