President Şeker participated in Uzbekistan International Forum
At the invitation of the World Society for the Study, Preservation and Popularization of the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan, President Şeker attended the forum "Historical Personalities of Uzbekistan and Their Contribution to the Development of World Civilization".
President Şeker was accompanied by Presidential Advisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cem Korkut at the event organized by the World Society for the Study, Preservation and Popularization of the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara with over a thousand participants and guests from 60 countries.
Emphasizing that the meeting was very productive, President Şeker expressed his satisfaction with getting to know the cultural world of Uzbekistan closely. He said that such meetings pave the way for joint programs and projects with our heart geography and bring us closer to each other.
At the opening of the "Timur Period Masterpieces" exhibition, President Şeker talked about the contributions of Turkish-Islamic world scientists to science and gave information about the works published by TÜBA within the scope of the Turkish Islamic Science Culture Heritage Project. During the week in Tashkent museums, he followed many exhibitions of Timur-era cultural heritage preserved in Uzbekistan, masterpieces of applied folk art and avant-garde paintings. Visits were made to museums and libraries of Uzbekistan. President Şeker also made a presentation at the "Kushan Gold" exhibition, which featured a number of masterpieces. As part of the exhibition, a book-album was presented and the documentary "Treasures of the Kushan Kingdom" was premiered.
Şeker also visited the exhibition "Masterpieces of Applied Art of Uzbekistan" at the State Historical Museum of Uzbekistan and examined national costumes, fabrics, headdresses, copper ornaments and ceramics from the collections of applied art in the "Ethnography" section of the museum. In addition, as part of the event, Elmira Gyul presented "Terms of Traditional Art of Uzbekistan: An Artistic Encyclopedia" by Elmira Gyul and participated in a round table discussion titled "Masterpieces of Applied Art of Uzbekistan in World Collections". At the academic roundtable held prior to the exhibition, speakers, including Eastern scholars and museum professionals, exchanged information on the role and legacy of Timur (known as Tamerlane in Western sources) and his descendants in world history, and the contribution of Uzbek scholars and prominent figures of the Turkic world to the development of the Turkic world.
At the exhibition titled "Turkistan Avant-Garde: Between Space and Time" at the Fine Arts Gallery where Dr. Korkut also spoke, the Minister of Culture of Uzbekistan, Ozodbek Nazarbekov, and the Chairman of the World Society for the Study, Preservation and Popularization of the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan, Firdavs Abdukhalikov, were also present. The speakers highlighted that today Uzbekistan is laying the foundations of the Third Renaissance and that cultural heritage is becoming increasingly popular and recognized both within our country and abroad.
President Şeker and Dr. Korkut visited the Abu Rayhan Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences as part of the program. They met with the Minister of Civilization and Culture of Uzbekistan, Ozodbek Axmadovich Nazarbekov, and the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences Deputy Chairman, Bakhrom Abdukhalimov.