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The International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation and the
University of Warsaw have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in
Before the signing ceremony, President of the International
Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva met with
Rector of the University of Warsaw Alojzy Nowak, Azernews
Vice-Rector for cooperation and Personnel issues of the
University Sambor Grucza, dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies
Piotr Taracha, an employee of the Department of Turkology and
Central Asian Peoples Shahla Kazimova, dean of the Faculty of
Oriental Studies of Baku State University Aydan Khandan as well as
diplomats of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Poland took part in the
The meeting highlighted the issues of mutual cooperation between
the foundation and Warsaw University in order to promote the
cultural heritage of the Turkic peoples.
The sides discussed the holding of joint conferences, seminars,
exhibitions, and allocation of scholarship programs for university
students conducting research on the Turkic world.
Ideas were exchanged at the University regarding the
establishment of the Center for Scientific Research and Study of
the Turkic World under the auspices of the foundation.
Gunay Afandiyeva also met with the teaching staff and the
students of the Faculty of Turkology of the University and informed
them about the foundation's activities to protect, promote and pass
on the rich values of Turkic peoples with ancient roots to future
She touched on the main goals of the MoU, signed by the
organization with the University of Warsaw, as well as the
opportunities created for effective cooperation and future joint
The event was followed by a concert program, where students of
the Faculty of Turkology of the University from Turkic states
delighted the audience with their performance.
Novruz khonchas and national sweets of Turkic peoples were also
presented to the participants of the event.
Initiated in 2012, the Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation
focuses on the preservation of the Turkic heritage in member
countries as well as conducting projects in collaboration with
partners in third nations.
The foundation provides assistance in the protection, study, and
promotion of Turkic culture and heritage through supporting and
funding various activities, projects, and programs.
The organization carries out its activities in cooperation with
TURKSOY and the Turkic Academy.