Turkic World Days, organized by Kastamonu Municipality, a member of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), were held between 9-11 June 2023.
Artists and teams from countries and autonomous regions such as Azerbaijan, Gagauzia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Tatarstan, Turkmenistan, Hungary, Dagestan, Chuvashia, Yakutia, Tuva, Altai Turks, Shor Turks, Crimea and Turkmeneli attended the Turkic World Days.
The event, which started with the cortege march to the Municipality Square in Kisla Park on Friday, 9 June, was attended by Kastamonu Mayor Rahmi Galip Vidinlioğlu, Deputy Governor Ahmet Coşkun, Parlamenterians Prof. Dr. Kamil Aydın Halil Uluay, Serap Ekmekçi, district mayors, institution managers, representatives of non-governmental organizations and other guests.
More than 100 teams from 23 countries greeted the people waiting for them in the event area. The activities in the Municipality Square started with the performance of the Atabey Gazi Military Band. After the opening speech of Mayor Rahmi Galip Vidinlioğlu, the tents set up representing the countries were visited and the gala dinner was started.
The second day of the event started with archery training and demonstration. The programs continued with a panel on the Turkish World and Cengiz Aytmatov held at the Public Education Center. The entertainment, which started with folklore shows and sound performances in Kastamonu Municipality Square, continued with the concert of Kaya Kuzucu and Bengü in the evening.
Kastamonu Mayor Rahmi Galip Vidinlioğlu said in his statement, “Our ancient city Kastamonu is hosting a historical event for the 23rd time today. Kastamonu, the indispensable city of the national struggle and the only district with a medal of independence, stands out as the most suitable platform for such a gathering. This year, due to the 100th Anniversary of our Republic, we wanted to put our experience into practice with a much wider scope. We had guests coming from many regions, from far away and from close too. We plan to repeat this event, which we have made traditional, with more participants every year.”