News Center-TDO-Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Turkey Hazar İbrahim gifted a chess team specially prepared for the Independence Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Gökyay Foundation’s Chess Museum.
Gökyay Foundation Chess Museum Founder Akın Gökyay, The Turkey-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group ChairmanŞamilAyrım, Mayor of Yenimahalle FethiYaşar, Ankara Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Kamil Özer, ambassadors and other guests attended to the event.
In his opening speech, Gökyay Foundation Chess Museum Founder Akın Gökyay said that Gökyay Chess Museum is one of the few museums in the world and that the 707 pieces of chess team went to 708 with the gift of the Embassy of Azerbaijan. Akın Gökyay, celebrating the independence day of Azerbaijan, thanked the Ambassador for the chess team.
Ankara Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Kamil Özer said that they are currently in the heart of Ankara as a venue and museum and added “We're right under the castle. Today we are in a very rare museum in the world. That would suit the capital. We have a museum where many of you don't hear the name of it. In total, we have 59 museums that have gained status by our Ministry and Provincial Directorate.”
The Turkey-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group Chairman Şamil Ayrım also made a speech and said “Today, our relations continue at the highest level. Azerbaijan and Turkey relations, nobody has a right to disrupt, we will not allow it. Today, we have more than 125 thousand young people who have been educated in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijani youth studying in Turkey as well. Thank God today our Azerbaijan is independent and today these two flags will fluctuate forever.”
Ambassador Hazar Ibrahim, in his speech here, said it was an honor for him to be near the Turkish flag and the Azerbaijani flag and stated “Here you are with us in the 28th year of Azerbaijan's independence. Why chess? This is the heart of Turkey and Ankara. We have a chess player here, world champion. We have a lot of young people like this”. Turkey and Azerbaijan have strong friendly relations pointing to Abraham, "Presidents, only left when I was ambassador in my opinion 8 times in 2 years, and will hold their 9th meeting in Baku after 10 days. Both Turkey and Azerbaijan will act combining our strength and thereafter.”
Azerbaijani State Artist Turan Manafzade also presented music feast to the guests.