By Laman Ismayilova
A Cultural Festival of Turkic-Speaking States will be held in Seoul, Korea, from November 8-13.
The festival will bring together cultural figures from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Azertac reported.
The opening ceremony will take place at the National Museum of Korea on November 8.
The five-day festival will feature a Day of Azerbaijan on November 9. A concert of Azerbaijani, Kazakh and Kyrgyz musicians will take place in the city of Gimhae on November 13.
The Azerbaijan State Song and Dance Ensemble, Natiq's Rhythm Group and famous jazzman Elchin Shirinov will delight with splendid musical performances.
The event will also feature an exhibition reflecting the country's history, culture, cuisine, nature and architecture.
Azerbaijani delegation at the festival is supported by the Ministry of culture and Tourism, Azerbaijan-Korea Cultural Exchange Association and media centre "Baku".
TURKSOY is an international cultural organization of countries with Turkic populations, whose speaking languages belong to the Turkic language family.
The organization has its roots going back to the 1992 meetings in Baku and Istanbul, where the ministers of culture from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan declared their commitment to cooperate in a joint cultural framework. TURKSOY was subsequently established by an agreement signed on July 12, 1993 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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