The Tajikistan citizens in Istanbul celebrated Nowruz Festival with the program organized in cooperation with TDBB. Nowruz Festival Program, organized cooperatively by Tajikistan Consulate General of Istanbul, Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University, took place in Halich Campus of the university on 26 March 2016. The program was attended by Tajikistan Consul General İlhomcon Abdurahmonov, Secretary General of Fatih Sultan Mehmet University Alim Türkyılmaz, Director of Continuing Education Center Ahmet Avcı, Secretary General of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) Fahri Solak and Tajik students and Tajik citizens living in Istanbul.

After performing the national anthems of the two countries, in the speeches made by Consul General İlhomcon Abdurahmonov and other guests, the importance of Nowruz as a common cultural value was focused and the gladness for being together with the citizens of brother country Tajikistan in the aim of celebrating Nowruz in Istanbul was stated.

After the speeches students performed songs and folklore shows, and the guests were served traditional cuisine, especially Tajik rice.