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Koroglu statue to be erected in Turkey [ PHOTO]

22 August 2016 12:08 (UTC+04:00)
Koroglu statue to be erected in Turkey [ PHOTO]

By Laman Ismayiloba

A 30 meters long statue of national hero - Koroglu will be erected in the Turkish city of Bolu, Azertac reported.

A park after the great hero of the Turkic world will be established on the sidelines of the 4th Koroglu Festival, TURKSOY’s official website reported.

Turkic-speaking , including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and others will be owning a common park.

Bolu City Municipality Head Aladdin Yilmaz stressed that the main aim of this project is to unite officials of the Turkic-speaking countries in Bolu.

Koroglu is Azerbaijan's heroic eposes that tell about life of people, their struggle for justice and freedom.

The storyline is based on a national epos about poor, abused villagers who rise up to defeat their unjust, oppressive khans and beys (landowners) in the 16-17th centuries.

The fight of two opposing forces - the people and feudal forms of governance - forms the dramatic basis of the opera. The drama shows the mounting fight of the people for the liberation from the oppressors and enemies of the motherland.

Based on his story, Uzeyir Hajibeyov created the opera in five acts, that has become a truly nation's patrimony.

The opera was premiered on April 30, 1937 at the opera and ballet theater. It was conducted by the composer himself with remarkable Bulbul and Gulyara Iskenderova in leading roles. Since the first night, the opera has always gathered a large audience.

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Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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