Culture and Arts Capital of the Turkic World
Culture and Arts Capital of the Turkic World, (Turkish: Türk Dünyası Kültür Başkenti) is a city designated by the TÜRKSOY for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events.
The decision for a cultural capital was made during the tenth meeting of Türksoy in 2010. The first city is selected as Astana for the year 2012. With the 2013 edition, a Eurovision themed song contest, Turkvision Song Contest, debuted.
List of capital cities
|2013||Eskişehir||Turkey||Turkvision Song Contest 2013|
|2014||Kazan||Tatarstan ( Russia)||Turkvision Song Contest 2014|
Astana (Kazakhstan), Capital for 2012
Eskişehir (Turkey), Capital for 2013
Kazan (Russia), Capital for 2014
Sheki (Azerbaijan), Capital for 2016
Turkistan (Kazakhstan), Capital for 2017
- ""2012 ASTANA TÜRK DÜNYASI KÜLTÜR BAŞKENTİ" açılış töreni yapıldı" (in Turkish). Turkic Council. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
- "Turkey: Contest Tries to Strengthen Pan-Turkic Ties". Retrieved 4 January 2014.
- (in Turkish) (in English) (in Russian) TÜRKSOY Website