Commemoration Program of “Chinghiz Aitmatov on his 90th Birth Year” was organized on 9 November 2018 in Istanbul cooperatively by Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), Istanbul Consulate General of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan Culture and Friendship Association with the hosting of Istanbul Aydın University.

The program was attended by Kyrgyz Republic member of parliaments Aaly Karashev and Kanybek Imanaliyev, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Ankara Ibragim Cunusov, Kyrgyzstan Consul General of Istanbul Erkin Sopokov, Rector of Aydın University Prof. Dr. Yadigâr Izmirli, academic members from Aydın University Prof. Dr. Türkay Bulut, Dr. Kâzım Yetiş, Prof. Dr. Şuayip Karakaş and Dr. Osmanakun Ibrayimov from Kyrgyz-Turk Manas University. The speakers talked about Chinghiz Aitmatov’s life and works.

After the speeches, a documentary film about Chingiz Aitmatov was watched and then Kyrgyz music and dance groups made their performances.

Program was ended with Kyrgyzstan Consul General of Istanbul Erkin Sopokov’s closing speech and presentation of plaques of appreciation. After the program, participants visited the painting exhibition.