the process of destruction of Soviet Union balances in classical world system
have changed and new facts have been formed. Firstly, the change process accelerating
firstly I economical and political interactions has brought new pursuits in
social-cultural fields. No doubt disintegration of Soviet Union has mainly effected
Turkey. Kazakhistan, Kyrgizistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan declaring
their independence have developed their relations particularly in cultural dimension,
with Turkish Republic in New World system, due to historical common points.
Turkey has provided a new direction to its culture policy in that short process
and conveyed its ties to economic political dimensions. Mutually signed agreements
like education, culture economic, cooperation agreements have been updated and
naturally turned into projects carried ut jointly like foundations, entities
associations, establishments, universities.
In this connection
Ministry of Culture has established Turkish World Research Agent under the body
of General Directorate of Folk Cultures Research and Development, and new establishments
such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkish Cooperation and development Agent
(TIKA), Joint Management Turkish Culture and Arts (TÜRKSOY) were followed.
World Research Agent has been carrying out its studies on cultural research
and publications about Turkish communities and societies living outside Turkey.
In addition, the agent has also been conducting its inventory studies about
Kazak, Kırgız, Turkmen, Uzbek and Uygur people moved to Turkey after 1950s and
research of their traditional characteristics, and the agent published a special
magazine titled Kazaks living in Turkey in 1999. In the next years projects
about Uzbek, Kırgız, Turkmen and Uygur people will be updated and published.
Also it published a prestige book titled "Gagauz Folk Culture"(Turkish-English)
World Research Agent has also been publishing the Magazine titled "Turkish
world From Homeland to Ancestor lands". The magazine is published in quarterly
periods and is mainly a science-culture-art magazine, and contains articles
about Turkish communities and societies living in and outside Turkey. Turkish
World has published its 17th magazine.
In addition to
magazine publication, field researches and inventory studies, Turkish World
Research Agent has also been offering advisory services about cultural subjects
of Turkish world with local and foreign scientists, experts and concerned people.
The studies made
directly by or under coordination of Turkish Research Agent are as follow:
- Silk road Folk
Culture, Field Researches" (1992-93-94-95-96)
- Turkish dialects
and accents and Field studies"
- Nevruz celebrations
in Turkish world" (1993-94-95-96-97-98-99), in addition to foreign studies
about nevruz celebrations, it also has publications like special volume about
Nevruz in Turkish World, posters, brochures.
- Research about
Culture Profile in Turkic Republics" prepared and published by SİAR
- Gift for 2500th
Year of Merv" (1995-96) was prepared for publication.
Symposium about 1000th Year of Manas Tale" (1995) was held. And also
special volume of Turkish world Manas was prepared.
World Photography exhibition" was held abroad and in country.