Staff at Kyrgyzstan’s consulate in Istanbul lay flowers at the statue of the famous Kyrgyz writer Genghis Aitmatov in a park named after him in Istanbul’s Mal Tappeh district.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting kabar.kg., the ceremony was attended by Sultan Raif, Deputy Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkish-Speaking Countries and the Mayor of Mal Tappeh.
Kyrgyzstan’s Consul General in Istanbul Abdul Rahmanov stressed the importance of Aitmatov in strengthening ties between the Turkish people.
Sultan Raif, Deputy Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkish-Speaking Countries, thanked Turkey for honoring Aitmatov and erecting a statue of him in the city, and stressed the role of the famous author in the growth of cultural cooperation between Turkish-speaking people.
Ali Qelich, the Mayor of Mal Tappeh, while reminding of Aitmatov’s efforts, emphasized that the followers of Cyrus always cherish the memory of this famous writer.
Genghis Aitmatov (December 12, 1928 - June 10, 2008), a well-known Kyrgyz writer, is very popular with readers for his lasting works, including Farewell Golsari, Camel Eyes, Jamileh, The First Teacher, and A Day Longer Than A Century.
Every year on December 12th, the author’s birthday is celebrated around the world.